The Mighty Voortrekker Monument South Africa
The Voortrekker Monument is a monument in the city of Pretoria, South Africa. The massive granite structure, built to honour the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854, was designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk who had the idea to design a "monument that would stand a thousand years to describe the history and the meaning of the Great Trek to its descendants". It can be seen from almost any location in the city, as it is seated on a hilltop.
South Africa: Why the Battle of Blood River? Rewind… | Alternative DNA
We so often hear about Blood river where the Voortrekkers defeated 10 000 Zulus. The Voortrekker monument is a testimony to their sacrifices. But what you don't hear is why there was a battle against the Zulus? What happened before Blood river? Blood river was a revenge attack by the Voortrekkers on incidents that happened a few months prior. This is that story. The Boers climbed Execution Hill (Hlomo Amabutu) in the hot, subtropical, Natal sun; the stench of rotting flesh filled their…
Die Trekkers – onbewus daarvan dat hulle van die oewers van die Tugela bespied word – het met hulle dagtake voortgegaan. Eenuur die oggend van 17 Februarie het 10 000 Zoeloes op die Voortrekkers toegesak. Dit was donkermaan en die Trekkers het eers besef wat aangaan toe die Zoeloes tussen hulle was. Die voorste Trekkers is almal uitgemoor.