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This cemetery is run down, vandalised and in a dodgie part of town. The whole place appeared to be locked up even though the signage and other info says it’s open 8am to 5pm each day. I took a risk and jumped the fence where...More
Cemetery appears all locked up, only by chance did I manage to push open a padlocked gate. Some graves have obviously been vandalised - the whole place is very, very overgrown with shoe-piercing prickles if one deviates from the paths. There is a security lady...More
Visiting the gravesite of Lt Morant and Handcock was on my husband's bucket list. En route to a destination 4 hours northwest of Johannesburg, we prearranged with our driver to stop in Pretoria at Heroes Acre Church Cemetery. Our driver, however, was less than enthusiastic...More
I walked to the cemetery from Kruger House Museum which is only about 500 metres away. It was daylight and I felt safe getting to the cemetery and walking around inside – no need for a guide.
Before I went I noted directions on how...More
A visit to this derelict cemetery is not for the faint of heart. Most of the gates were locked and parking was a problem. However, thieves had thoughtfully made off with large sections of railing so entry was possible in any case. We found a...More
The decay of not only Church Street Cemetery, but of the capitol city, Pretoria, is shocking. Nothing is maintained; litter everywhere; people using every wall and every step as a public toilet - the stench is overwhelming. It amazes me that the government care so...More
This cemetery is well and truly off the tourist route in Pretoria. And not somewhere most tourists would ever think of visiting. The only reason I came here with my wife and young person was to see the grave of Henry ‘Breaker’ Morant and Peter...More
It is so sad that the heroe's acre is not maintained (as one would expect). Unfortunately due to political history of South Africa, the conservation and importance of the heroe's acre is not valued. The whole cemetery is vandalised and in poor condition. No safe...More