See the Retief Obelisk

Monuments in or near Groenkloof, Pretoria in Gauteng, South Africa.

Things To Do in GroenkloofSee the Retief Obelisk

Monuments Pretoria

Where? Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site, Eeufees Road, Groenkloof, Pretoria, Gauteng

When? Monday to Sunday from 08h00 to 17h00.

How? Call +27 (0)21 326-6770

How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.

Overnight? Overnight at accommodation in Groenkloof, in Gauteng

The Retief Obelisk designed by architects Meiring, Naudé, Lötter and Botha stands tall on the site of The Voortrekker Monument and Nature Reserve. Completed in 1941 this granite column represents the obelisk erected in 1922 at Weenen 'the place of weeping' in KwaZulu Natal (Umgungundlovo).

This is the place where Voortrekker leader Pier Retief together with more than 70 of his fellow Afrikaaner trekkers were massacred on the 6th of February 1938.

Piet Retief attempted to enter peaceful negotiations with Zulu King Dingane, Retief entered Dingane's kraal (hut) to obtain a grant for land for the Voortrekker settlement. What was falsely presented as a friendly welcome was cut by a sudden command from Dingane to attack.

Women, children and servants sleeping in the waiting wagons were slain together with the men leaving history's stain in the form of a historic bloody body count on the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains.

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