Discover the rich history of the Great Trek and the monument dedicated to it with 29 stunning pictures of various aspects of the monument, museum, as well as statues and nearby fort.
Beginning with a dream of a monument that can stand a 1000 years, the Voortrekker Monument realizes that dream with ease where it stands majestically on Monument hill in a nature reserve overlooking Pretoria. Housed within its robust yet captivating walls, are four levels of splendor to marvel at. From historical art pieces and antique Afrikaner daily objects, to The Flame are on display. The Flame is a bronze lamp in a marble niche in the Cenotaph Hall that burns day and night, and was lit by an original torch brought to the Monument in 1938 on a countrywide torch bearing procession to the monument.
The Voortrekker Monument stands guard over Pretoria, the Jacaranda city, and serves as a reminder for the Great Trek (1835 to 1854) of around 20 000 Voortrekkers that served as a catalyst to the events that shaped much of South Africa.
This book features 29 pictures of various aspects of the Voortrekker Monument, including The Heritage Centre, Wall of remembrance, Fort Schanskop, Genl. Piet Joubert Bust, and more, giving you a unique perspective of the place that will add value to your visit.
Contained in the text you'll learn the following:
Short history of the Great Trek and Voortrekker Monument as well as other attractions on the grounds.
Descriptions and information on major objects found at the site
Entrance fees, best time to visit, and more
29 pictures of the Voortrekker Monument, museum, nearby fort and other statues as well as symbolic objects on and around the monument
The Voortrekker Monument represents a large part of the beginning of the United South Africa. Learn more about the events that served as catalyst for the birth of a nation while marveling at the stunning pictures in the comfort of your home.
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About the Author
Adventurer and world traveler, Anton Swanepoel, hales originally from Pretoria, South Africa, but has called a number of exotic locations home. Educated as a software engineer, he worked for a large multinational company before deciding to travel the globe. Along life's journey, Anton became a skilled scuba diver and technical diving instructor, teaching for seven years while living in the Cayman Islands. His resume touts Tri-Mix instructor levels from multiple licensing agencies, and dive records over 400 feet. Mr. Swanepoel has always loved travel and writing. In the past several years he's combined these passions, authoring and publishing a host of books, sharing secrets he's learned along the way. When he's not exploring an underwater landscape or racing a motorcycle down a stretch of highway, you'll find Anton visiting world destinations and chronicling his experiences. Today, he is a fulltime globetrotter and writer, having penned instructional guides for diving and travel, as well as a pair of fictional novels. His excurtion titles are geared toward do-it-yourself travelers, who enjoy saving money and seeing the out-of-way places. His favorite destinations include, Machu Picchu, the mountains of Vietnam, and the Temples at Angkor Wat.