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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.
351 Longmarket Street, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 394 6834
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

What a let-down. The museum (for lack of a better word) has no clear scope, no idea what it intends to tell the visitor. There is no introduction, no welcome, no framing and thus no obvious way to stroll along the almost comically crammed together...More

Thank Alonso H
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Having visited this informative museum many years ago, I was surprised at the good shape this historical museum is still in.

Thank ernstuken
Reviewed 9 November 2017

enjoyed the experience...we were learning about this in history....battle of blood river, etc...visitted in 1979....your date selection does not allow me to click on correct date.

Thank 762anwark
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Truly a hidden gen in Pietermaritzburg. Interesting building on the property. Lots of artifacts from Voortrekker era

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Small museum, with friendly staff. Had some interesting older mansions on the property.In all it gave a good impression of the voortrekkers era

Thank michiel_breda
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This museum is really fantastic with well-kept and extensive displays and staff that are friendly and helpful. My only critique is that the museum starts off with a display on Apartheid and the struggle era, which happened after the Voortrekker time. It could be nicer...More

Thank laurenbks3
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 NolanJ27
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
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Tracy H
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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.