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Heroes' Acre Church Street Cemetery

Corner Church Street and DF Malan Drive, Pretoria 0126, South Africa
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Breaker Morant

This cemetery is run down, vandalised and in a dodgie part of town. The whole place appeared to be... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Grant M
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Visit to Heroes Acre Cemetery, pretoria

Cemetery appears all locked up, only by chance did I manage to push open a padlocked gate. Some... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
confplan
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Corner Church Street and DF Malan Drive, Pretoria 0126, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

This cemetery is run down, vandalised and in a dodgie part of town. The whole place appeared to be locked up even though the signage and other info says it’s open 8am to 5pm each day. I took a risk and jumped the fence where...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Cemetery appears all locked up, only by chance did I manage to push open a padlocked gate. Some graves have obviously been vandalised - the whole place is very, very overgrown with shoe-piercing prickles if one deviates from the paths. There is a security lady...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting the gravesite of Lt Morant and Handcock was on my husband's bucket list. En route to a destination 4 hours northwest of Johannesburg, we prearranged with our driver to stop in Pretoria at Heroes Acre Church Cemetery. Our driver, however, was less than enthusiastic...More

1  Thank charkey25
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

I walked to the cemetery from Kruger House Museum which is only about 500 metres away. It was daylight and I felt safe getting to the cemetery and walking around inside – no need for a guide. Before I went I noted directions on how...More

1  Thank mark_SydNSW
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

A visit to this derelict cemetery is not for the faint of heart. Most of the gates were locked and parking was a problem. However, thieves had thoughtfully made off with large sections of railing so entry was possible in any case. We found a...More

1  Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

The decay of not only Church Street Cemetery, but of the capitol city, Pretoria, is shocking. Nothing is maintained; litter everywhere; people using every wall and every step as a public toilet - the stench is overwhelming. It amazes me that the government care so...More

5  Thank Beatrice M
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

This cemetery is well and truly off the tourist route in Pretoria. And not somewhere most tourists would ever think of visiting. The only reason I came here with my wife and young person was to see the grave of Henry ‘Breaker’ Morant and Peter...More

9  Thank anactbloke
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

It is really sad to see in what state the cemetery is in. The vandals have been everywhere with lots of the historical artifacts with value to it either hacked or broken off!

6  Thank Flightoftheeagletour
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

It is so sad that the heroe's acre is not maintained (as one would expect). Unfortunately due to political history of South Africa, the conservation and importance of the heroe's acre is not valued. The whole cemetery is vandalised and in poor condition. No safe...More

8  Thank Christien H
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