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2 | Voortrekker - Zulu Wars

Kerkenberg

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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 out Read More →

Blijde Vooruitzicht

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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

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Doornkop, Chieveley Area, KwaZulu-Natal

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

Saailaager

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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 Piet Read More →

Rensburg Koppie

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Rensburg Koppie, Estcourt, KwaZulu-Natal

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

Veglaer

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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

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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 →
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Ithaleni Battlefield

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Ithaleni Battlefield, Mgungundlovu Area, KwaZulu-Natal

208 | April 1838 In April 1838 a Voortrekker Commando led by Uys and Maritz set out to recover the livestock Read More →

Sooilaager

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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. It Read More →

Skiets Drift

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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

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Danskraal, Ladysmith Area, KwaZulu-Natal

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

Wasbank Laager

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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 →

Blood River Battlefield

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Blood River Battlefield, Dundee Area, KwaZulu-Natal

213 | 16 December 1838 On the 16 December 1838 the Zulu Army numbering some 12 000 warriors and led by Read More →

Grave of Piet Retief

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Grave of Piet Retief, Ulundi Area, KwaZulu-Natal

214 | Piet Retief and his party were executed here on the orders of King Dingane. The Memorial is near Read More →

Ophathe Battlefield

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Ulundi Area, Part of Emakhosini Opathe Park, KwaZulu-Natal

215 | 27 December 1838 When the Wenkommando reached Mthonjaneni, they were deceived by a Zulu named Bongoza into believing they Read More →

Barefoot Lady

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Barefoot Lady, Olivier’s Hoek Pass Area, KwaZulu-Natal

216 | After the British occupation of Natal in 1842 many of the Trekkers decided to migrate either back over Read More →

The Grave of Marthinus Oosthuyse

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The Grave of Marthinus Oosthuyse, Winterton Area, KwaZulu-Natal

217 | 17 February 1838 Marthinus became one of the heroes of the Trek when on the 17th February 1838, at Read More →