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Address: Moved to 5km north of Graaff-Reinet at Camdeboo National Park, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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I was being driven through the Camdeboo Nature Reserve looking out for a number of types of deer/antelope, when we came upon the statue and was told the story of who he was and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 May 2016
AndyMunch
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

I was being driven through the Camdeboo Nature Reserve looking out for a number of types of deer/antelope, when we came upon the statue and was told the story of who he was and also why it had been moved. It was a very impressive statue, which does tell you a highlighted version of his life.

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Thank AndyMunch
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

I have been to the area many, many times. Never being able to find this monument. By accident, inside the National Park I came across it. And of course I had to have a photo taken with myself standing next to Uncle Andries, being proud to be a part of this rich history of the Voortrekkers, and at last finding... More 

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Thank DelanoEls
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

The statue is now safely behind the fences of the Camdeboo National Park, where it has been placed on a raised knoll, with the Boer leader facing north... looking out along the route that the trekboers took. Artistically, I don't think much of this statue; it is neither a bust nor a full-length form, but seems to emerge out of... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

This monument is situated just inside Camdeboo Nature Reserve - it was moved here for safe keeping. I am not a great monument enthusiast, but this is a particularly attractive statue with An dries in his top hat gazing into the hinterland.

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Thank digiscrapper48
Rosetta, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

This original homestead that looks interesting from the road, is being turned into a guest house and we could not access the museum.

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Thank rufus006
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Worth stopping to see this monument if you are into SA history. Pity it had to be moved from its original location due to vandalism

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Cape St Francis, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

This monument is located in the Camdebo national Park and taking into consideration the impact this man had on the history of the country, perhaps a bit hidden away. Perhaps there should be a bit more information about his exploits and influence in the country in the 1830's.

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Port Elizabeth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

The Andries Pretorius Monument, previously sadly neglected, has been moved to the Offide building of the Camdeboo National Park. This is at the north entrance of the Park, about 5km north of Graaff-Reinet on the road to Middelburg. The new situation of the monument is beautiful and it is well worth a visit now, not only for the historical value... More 

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Port Elizabeth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

Unfortunately the Munisipality does not look after this site and it's often strewn with papers and other rubbish.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

The monument with the figure of Andries Pretorius and a wagon wheel was erected in 1943. He was one of the Boer leaders in the Great Trek and was the leader during battles with the Zulu’s and British forces. This beautiful monument is about 2km outside of Graaff-Reinet. The monument is in a good condition but the area surrounding it... More 

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