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Posted on: Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Go on an Ox-Wagon Safari!

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Ox Wagon

Nature lover? Looking for an alternative to fuel transportation? Frustrated with oil inflation? Environmentalist? Menopausal and ready for a convertible? Nostalgic? Curious? History lover? Conservationist?

Calling all of the above to take an African safari through a 341 Hectare nature reserve set atop an African hillside with spectacular views over the city of Pretoria. Home to Voortrekker history, the Voortrekker Monument and Nature Reserve in Pretoria Accommodation offers tours on the mode of transport used by these Afrikaans pioneers in their transafrica trek, The Great Trek (1835 – 1854).

No need to re-invent the wheel as you explore indigenous vegetation and wildlife sitting upon wagon. Oxen run reigned to the wagon where buck, antelope and zebra roam free. A Communion Wagon with traditional painting stands on display at the Monument used in the 1938 Centenary Celebration of the Trek while the Sturgeon Family from Rayton have carefully restored all the ox wagon that are used on the safari experience, all dating back from pre 1870 – 1900 for an authentic experience.

A great way to educate the family on South African history in an interactive ride. Learn first hand where the expression ‘fall off the wagon’ comes from without having to wear a bonnet. Whip plaiting can be demonstrated on request … and they all yelled ‘giddy-up Oxy’.

Pretoria Info:
Voortrekker Monument
Pretoria Attractions
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Contact Details:
Where? At the Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site, Eeufees Road, Groenkloof, Pretoria, Gauteng
When? 1 May – 31 Aug, Mon – Sun: 08:00-17:00 ; 1 Sep – 30 April Mon – Sun: 08:00-18:00
How Much? Under R100.00
Contact: +27 (0)21 326-6770



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1 comment about Go on an Ox-Wagon Safari!
  1. April 19th, 2012 at 10:15
    Tracy says:

    Hi, Please send me more details on the ox-wagon safari.