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2 | Voortrekker - Zulu Wars

Kerkenberg
Kerkenberg, Olivier’s Hoek Pass Area, Free State

201 | 21st October 1837 The Trekkers reached this site in mid October and stayed through till mid November, sending … Read More

Blijde Vooruitzicht
Blijde Vooruitzicht, Olivier’s Hoek Pass Area, KwaZulu-Natal

202 | This monument stands on the top of Retief’s Pass and is the point where his party stood and … Read More

Doornkop
Doornkop, Chieveley Area, KwaZulu-Natal

203 | 10th January Onwards – Chieveley Area near N3/R74 junction Retief arrived at this laager site on the 10th … Read More

Saailaager
Saailaager, Estcourt Area, KwaZulu-Natal

204 | 12 February 1838 The Zulus attacked the Voortrekker laagers in the Bushman’s River area after the execution of … Read More

Rensburg Koppie
Rensburg Koppie, Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal

205 | 17 February 1838 Marthinus Oosthuyse became one of the heroes of the Trek when on the 17th February … Read More

Veglaer
Veglaer, Estcourt Area, KwaZulu-Natal

206 | The site of a three day attack by Zulus on the Voortrekkers’ laager (13-15 February 1838). The actual … Read More

Bloukrans
Bloukrans, Estcourt Area, KwaZulu-Natal

207 | After the execution of Retief and his men at Mgungundlovu, King Dingane despatched his junior regiments to drive … Read More

Sooilaager
Sooilaager, Loskop Station Area, KwaZulu-Natal

209 | 19th June to 1838 Maritz built a defensive laager using sods to build a wall underneath the wagons. … Read More

Skiets Drift
Skiets Drift, Ladysmith/Winterton Area, KwaZulu-Natal

210 | This drift was used by many Voortrekker parties including those of Maritz and Uys when they first entered … Read More

Danskraal
68 Park Lane, Ladysmith, 3370, South Africa

211 | The story has it that Pretorius’ Commando stopped here on its way to Blood River and a Dance … Read More

Wasbank Laager
Wasbank Laager, Wasbank, KwaZulu-Natal

212 | It is at this laager on the 7th Dec 1838 that Pretorius, Landman and Cilliers formulated the “The … Read More