Travel through history. The Battle Fields of Dundee
A must see for those who find the history of South Africa fascinating are the Battle Fields of Dundee. This historic location can be found in Kwa-Zulu Natal almost half way between Durban and Johannesburg and was where South African history was changed forever.
The battlefields of Dundee are interesting as it was here where the first battle of the Great Boer War, also known as the Anglo-Boer War, began on 20 November 1899. The war started due to rising conflicts between the British Empire, who occupied Natal, and the Afrikaans speaking Dutch settlers, who occupied the Orange Free State and the Transvaal. It continued throughout the province and only ended in 1902 when the Dutch surrendered and the Treaty of Vereeniging was signed.
The main reasons for this conflict was the expansion of the British Empire, problems within the Transvaal government, the British taking over the Transvaal and the Boer opposition to British rule within the Transvaal.
Every year there is a battle re-enactment that takes place in Dundee to remember and honour the brave soldiers who had fought and died during this war. You will expect to find a weekend full of action and history including a large group of people who go out of their way to re-enact the battle that took place at Talana Hill www.talana.co.za
We highly recommend everyone to drive up and to experience how it was during that time in 1899. Follow the links to our Youtube channel (don’t forget to click Subscribe;-) and see exactly what takes place over the weekend:
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