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Voortrekker Museum

351 Longmarket Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
+27 33 394 6834
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Focusing on the Church of the Vow built in 1838, this was the Voortrekkers bargain with God for victory over the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River three years earlier.
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  • Very good49%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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351 Longmarket Street, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
+27 33 394 6834
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

There is great deal to learn about the political and geographical history of the Pietermaritzburg region here. The artifacts and exhibits are well displayed and very interesting.

Thank Nolan J
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great museum,show casing the different cultures in Pietermaritzburg,friendly staff, tours available.

Thank Slyngoh
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I am ashamed to say we were the only 4 visitors so we were shown round the various buildings by a guide. There are many interesting artifacts and a lot of information about the history of this area.

Thank 250ln2016
Reviewed 19 September 2016

One really nice attraction in Pietermaritzburg is the Voortrekker Museum and the Church of the Vow which showcases life in the Natal region from the Neolithic and Colonial Eras up until the time of Aparthied and its eventual abolition, and what is now the modern...More

Thank Luc V
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Sad to see a wonderful part of Afrikaaner history less visited. love this place. pity the setting is next to a busy taxi rank in the center of town.....what crap town planning. Beautiful sculptures and exhibits love the old church and decor absolutely delightful

Thank nirvaansingh111
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Displays were good but disappointed that most of the museum is about apartheid and not the voortrekkers English and the zulus

Thank Anubis1987
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Reasonable interesting. Staff very unhelpful and seemingly not interested in visitors. The history, while interesting seemed very disjointed and there was no flow to the tour. The museum could do with a bit more light and more frequent dusting

Thank Porgieboy
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Now known as the Msunduzi Voortrekker Museum, this venue is an excellent example of the transformation history of South Africa. For the majority of South Africans, the Voortrekker Museum had many negative connotations, although reflecting the cultural history of a small group of people in...More

Thank BeardedwonderKzn
Reviewed 6 January 2016

good place to lean more about the history in south Africa especially in Pietermaritzburg how it started, how did other survived and to teach children to understand and others.

Thank MandyN1
Reviewed 19 December 2015

The Voortrekkers ( Pioneers of their day ) whose wagons pulled into Zulu territory, were not welcome guests in their time, this museum really tells the story about how South Africa started its modern history. it consists of building containing an original wagon and other...More

1  Thank Cricketman_10
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Tracy H
Hi As we will be visiting from Australia and will be travelling in a hired people carrier (draw card to be robbed), and will have all our lugguage and possessions with us, I would like to know where I could park (don't mind paying) that would prevent us from being robbed. I REALLY want to visit the museum as I visited the museum in the 70's and I have amazing memories of it which I want to share with my family. Regards Tracy Hart
4 January 2017|
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Response from Luc V | Reviewed this property |
There is safe and ample parking in the museum grounds. There is also a checkpoint before entering the general area so the place is relatively safe.