Rebuild the Monument project is far from over. “Buy’ your piece of the Monument and help to prevent the doors closing permanently. We still have to ‘sell’ a whole lot of granite blocks and windows for the Monument to stand. Go to and get your certificate.

The colossal grey granite building can be seen from every direction as one nears Pretoria – the massive Voortrekker Monument was built to honour the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854. The architect was Gerard Moerdijk and it was his goal to design a monument that would “stand a thousand years or longer to explain the history and the significance of the Great Trek to future generations”.


Also read: Fact flash: the Voortrekker Monument

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