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

Ithaleni Battlefield
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 … 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
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
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
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 … Read More

Grave of Piet Retief
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
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 … Read More