The Voortrekker Monument is a monument in the city of Pretoria, South Africa. The massive granite structure, built to honour the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854, was designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk who had the idea to design a "monument that would stand a thousand years to describe the history and the meaning of the Great Trek to its descendants". It can be seen from almost any location in the city, as it is seated on a hilltop.
The Voortrekker Monument - actually a beautiful building in a beautiful location looking out over Pretoria. One can see all the way to Johannesburg, in fact. An architectural masterpiece. As an English-speaker it was never really our thing, until I saw it for real. Then I was much impressed.
Baie Kapenaars is maar skrikkerig vir Jozi, maar dis 'n stad wat ek regtig geniet. Ja, hier werk mens nogal hard, maar die stad bied heelwat speelplek. In 2014 wil ek al die uithoeke van Johannesburg leer ken.