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. The monument is an impressive 40 metres (131 feet) high and dominates the hilltop on which it sits overlooking Pretoria. Its main points of interests are the domed Hall of Heroes, containing the largest marble frieze in the world, and the Cenotaph, on which a ray of sunlight falls at midday on December 16 to commemorate the vow made at the Battle of Blood River. The monument was declared a National Heritage Site in 2011.
Voortrekker Monument, Eeufees Rd, Groenkloof, Pretoria, South Africa, +27 12 326 6770