Piet Retief’s Grave

The treaty under which the Voortrekkers received land from Dingane was signed on 6 February 1838. During the course of the final entertainment before the Voortrekkers was to leave, Dingane ordered his soldiers to kill the Voortrekkers. They were dragged to the Hill of Execution, KwaMatiwane, where they were clubbed to death. In the follow-up after the defeat of the Zulu nation at Blood River on 16 December 1838, the Voortrekkers marched to attack uMgungundlovu.  Dingane left and had it set alight and when the Voortrekkers arrived they found it in flames and deserted.

The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg

Geology The Drakensberg Mountains had their onqm some 200 million years. ago when a vast landmass...

uMgungundlovu

uMgungundlovu

The  seat of power of Dingane from  1828 to 1839 is preserved as a  site museum. The iKhanda was...

R E Stevenson Museum

R E Stevenson Museum

The R E  Stevenson Museum was established in 1974, and is devoted to the history of the town and...

Old Parsonage Museum

Old Parsonage Museum

This charming sandstone building on the corner of Kerk and Loop Streets, in  Utrecht is now a...

Uys monument

Uys monument

Hlobane 20km east of Vryheid was the scene of a desperate struggle against the Zulu where Boer and...

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