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203 | 10th January Onwards – Chieveley Area near N3/R74 junction

Retief arrived at this laager site on the 10th January 1838 with the cattle recovered from Chief Sikonyela and a meeting was held as to how they would be returned to Dingane. Eventually 70 volunteers left Doornkop on 25th January 1838 and headed for King Dingane’s capital Mgungundlovu on his ill-fated expedition.

A monument marks the site of the laager but the on-site information panels have been vandalised.

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  • Hi…can you send me the coordinates of Doornkop. And, was Jan Gerritze Bantjes at Doornkop when Retief left for Dingaans capital? Thank you. Please let me know.

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