Pretoria is a city in the northern part of gauteng province in south africait straddles the apies river and has spread eastwards into the foothills of the magaliesberg mountains. About voortrekker monument much of south africa's architectural heritage goes far beyond broekie-lace and gables the austere voortrekker monument in pretoria pays homage to the gritty trekkers who deserted the cape colony in the mid 1800s. Pretoria, south africa, july 31, 2018: the voortrekker monument, on monument hill in pretoria, is situated on voortrekker monument, on monument hill in pretoria pretoria, south africa, july 31, 2018: the voortrekker monument, on monument hill in pretoria, is situated on plaque, showing prayer song, and an aloe at voortrekker monument.
Voortrekker monument operates as an architectural signifier imagined community of the superior afrikaner i will be focusing on the five main discourses namely taming the interior, the christian nation, the imagined community, a unified nation and the authentic nation. They start at one of the country's most significant attractions, the voortrekker monument it was created to honor the approx 14,000 pioneers (voortrekkers) who between 1835 and 1854 trekked from the southern cape area to an area unexplored in southern africa. The architecture of voortrekker monument is quite the sight and boasts a frieze that depicts the great trek and the daily life of the people the union buildings are an impressive sight and considered an architectural masterpiece. The voortrekker monument was once the great temple of apartheid, a towering tribute in granite to the divine right of the afrikaner people to rule over south africa that stood symbolic watch over.
Description architect: gerard moerdijk it is rumored that the architect copied the design for the voortrekker monument from an antique radio the voortreker monument was built in 1949 to commemorate the voortrekers, who were the first europeans to go into the interior of south africa. Pretoria city tour - the voortrekker monument stop 1 the afrikaner (boer) nation were (and still are) freedom loving europeans (mainly dutch, french and germans), who fled the aristocratic liege lords, as well as the catholic oppressive systems reigning in europe from ~1650-1800, preferring to take the risk of famine, disease and violence in. The voortrekker monument is the site of annual memorial church services on 16 december and a site for public gatherings historical context of freedom park - the history of freedom park followed a similar route. Voortrekker monument designed by architect gerard moerdijk and built between 1937 and 1949, the voortrekker monument is a massive granite structure erected in the memory of the voortrekkers, colonists who set out from the cape colony to explore the interior of south africa.
Experience it the majestic voortrekker monument is situated in the northern part of south africa in the pretoria (tshwane) region in a nature reserveit is a unique monument which commemorates the pioneer history of southern africa and the history of the afrikaner and is situated in a beautiful setting. An imposing granite structure near pretoria, voortrekker monument remains dedicated to the dutch settlers of the eastern cape, whose emigration farther inland became known as the great trek. The voortrekker monument possesses several architectural elements and artifacts, giving it a symbolic identity and reinforcing the tributes that it provides a guide will eventually assist you with the exhibits, mural sculptors, and even explain the architectural purpose conveyed by gerard moerdijk.
Voortrekker monumental the voortrekker monument on monument hill (www voortrekker monorgza/), is very close to the centre of pretoria and within easy access from the main johannesburg to pretoria link - the ben schoeman freeway. The voortrekker monument located in the middle of the 240 hectare voortrekker monument nature reserve, is nothing short of majestic the majestic voortrekker monument @zilver_win this unique monument commemorates the great trek, the often treacherous journey across the country undertaken by pioneering boer families who fled british rule in the. The voortrekker monument pretoria stands over 40 meters tall on its hilltop home, and is visible from a large part of the capital it was built to describe t. The majestic voortrekker monument is situated in the northern part of south africa in the pretoria (tshwane) region in a nature reserve piece of architecture.
A place to discover pages of south africa's past, impressive architecture all round, from the stairs leading up to the monument to the stones walls and illustrations with in. Voortrekker monument, pretoria the voortrekker monument, situated in a pretoria nature reserve, won the trip advisor traveller's choice award for 2016 the granite edifice, which opened in 1949, honours the pioneer history of south africa, as well as that of afrikaners, and boasts the world's longest historical marble frieze. Voortrekker monument couple photoshoots the voortrekker monument couple photoshoots in pretoria are such fun experiences the architecture of this building is just perfect and offers a great variety of angles and perspective for your photos. It is a unique monument which commemorates the pioneer history of southern africa and the history of the afrikaner and is situated in a beautiful setting.
The majestic granite structure is awe inspiring up close with wonderful architecture & intricate statues depicting history of the voortrekker people on par with any european monument definitely a must see. Architectural themed tours coordinated by alive2green through saia (south african institute of architects), these post-congress tours in johannesburg and cape town highlight the full spectrum of architecture and design including commercial, rural and urban. Gerard leendert pieter moerdijk (zwaershoek farm near nylstroom, transvaal, 4 march 1890 - nylstroom, 29 march 1958), also known as gerard moerdyk, was a south african architect best known for designing the voortrekker monument in pretoria.