This year marks the 180th anniversary of the battle of Blood River – one of South Africa’s most iconic conflicts – the site of which is just a stone’s throw from Dundee.
The programme starts as early as December 8.
8 – 13 December:
Early bird campers start to laager on the terrain. Relax, explore the area, visit the museum and the laager of bronze wagons, play juksei, go horseriding, etc.
Mounted commando departs De Jagersdrif en route to Blood river.
Mountain bike race.
Arrival of ox-wagon commemorative trek on the terrain.
Lantern walk to the laager, and sing-along at the wagons.
Boeresport traditional games
Push bike race for the youngsters
Voortrekker demonstrations- candle – making, loper making (slugs used in muskets), musket shooting, etc.
Clay oxen competition
Sports with horses
Traditional dancing in the Centenary Hall (evening)
06:00 Prayer meeting
09:00 Flag presentation by horse commando.
09:30 Wreath laying and Re-dedication of the Covenant.
10:00 Church service in Centenary Hall (Ds. F Visser (GHG Pietersburg)
11:00 Keynote address (Historical overview by Dr. LJ Bothma)
Camp sites are R150 per site per night (maximum 6 people) during the festive time (8-17 Dec.)- no booking required. Low amp power points at sites, but no braai facilitie – bring your own. Ablution facilities,w ith warm water. Inquiries: [email protected] or 0823204133 / 0829736671