Nieuwe Republiek Museum
113 Landdrost Straat, Vryheid, 3100

The Nieuwe Republiek (1884 – 1888) was one of 16 independent republics that came into being in South Africa before … Read More

The Lucas Meijer House Museum
The Lucas Meijer House Museum, Landdrost Street, Vryheid, KwaZulu Natal

BACKGROUND The aftermath of the Anglo Zulu War of 1879 left Zululand divided into several fiefdoms each with its own … Read More

Hlobane Battlefield
Hlobane Battlefield, Vryheid Area, KwaZulu-Natal

409 | 28 March 1879 In the early hours of 28 March 1879 two British columns mounted an attack on … Read More

Khambula Battlefield
Kambula Battlefield, Vryheid Area, KwaZulu Natal

410 | 29 March 1879 On the29 March 1879 some 22 000 Zulu warriors attacked the fortified British position at … Read More

Scheepersnek Battlefield
Scheepersnek Battlefield, Vryheid Area, KwaZulu-Natal

721 | 20 May 1900 75 Swaziland Police and Vryheid burghers were stationed here. During a church service a Squadron … Read More

Lancaster Hill
Lancaster Hill, Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal

722 | 11-12 December 1900 The hill overlooking Vryheid was occupied by 900 men of the Lancaster Regt who fortified … Read More

Holkrans Battlefield
Holkrans Battlefield, Vryheid Area, KwaZulu-Natal

727 | 6 May 1902 Louis Botha’s Commandos desperate for food began raiding local Zulus’ cattle and crops. The abaQulusi … Read More