When apartheid ended, South Africa had to decide what to do with the many monuments to white rule. Among the most impressive is the Voortrekker Monument, a huge monolith commemorating the Afrikaner settlers who left the Cape and conquered South Africa’s interior.
Rather than knock down the monument, the new government decided to put it into a new context. That’s the Freedom Park, carved into the landscape overlooking the Voortrekker Monument. The park is founded on the values of human dignity, rights and freedom. It’s a symbolic healing from the conflicts that have marred South African history, and retells the story of the past from a modern point of view — starting from the dawn of creation 3.6 billion years ago.
Guided tours daily at 9am, 12pm and 3pm.
Skietpoort Rd off Kgosi Mampuru St.