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Heroes' Acre Church Street Cemetery

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Address: Corner Church Street and DF Malan Drive, Pretoria 0126, South Africa

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It is really sad to see in what state the cemetery is in. The vandals have been everywhere with lots of the historical artifacts with value to it either hacked or broken off!

Reviewed 22 November 2012
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

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 about stopping in this part of town and advised us not to go there. We... More 

Thank charkey25
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

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 to find Breaker Morant’s headstone but when I got to the cemetery they didn’t work... More 

1 Thank mark_SydNSW
Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

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 very forlorn and neglected graveyard although not as littered or fouled as other reviewers found.... More 

1 Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

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 little for the capitol city. I would not recommend a visit to this historical cemetery.... More 

5 Thank Beatrice M
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

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 Handcock. Known too most Australians because of Bruce Beresford’s film ‘Breaker Morant’. For most this... More 

9 Thank anactbloke
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

It is really sad to see in what state the cemetery is in. The vandals have been everywhere with lots of the historical artifacts with value to it either hacked or broken off!

6 Thank Flightoftheeagletour
Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

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 parking nearby. No ablution facilities. If you go there take as little as possible personal... More 

8 Thank Christien H

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