This 130ft high cathedral to the memory of the Afrikaner struggle overlooks
Pretoria. The building is huge, with many steps, though some floors are
accessible by lift.
Amongst some South Africans, there is some disquiet about a monument
to the history of the people who eventually ran the apartheid system,
but it is still part of the country's heritage. It is difficult to remain
un-impressed by the magnificent 92 metre long marble relief frieze depicting
The Voortrekker monument is accessed via many steps
Statue representing the spread of civilisation
A symbolic 'laager', defensive ring of wagons used
to protect the early settlers
This marble relief frieze depicts the often violent
history of the Voortrekkers
Pretoria: Kruger House Museum
This is the house where Paul Kruger (President of the Transvaal 1883-99)
lived The house is a simple wooden structure with a tin roof and the inside
is full of very solid furniture and many illustrations of this Boer leader.
Behind the house is a huge covered wagon - so permanent that it even has
its own letterbox - and the Presidential train.
The rear of the museum. A bust of Paul Kruger can
be seen on the brick podium. The tower is part of the church across
the road, where Kruger preached.