07/15/2017 - 00:00

All are welcome to join Mpumalanga Heritage on a tour of the old Mapoch battlefields in the lower Steenkampsberg between Roossenekal and Tonteldoos near Dullstroom this coming Saturday 15 July. Some historic sites in this region significant to the Second Anglo Boer and not always that accessible to all, will also be visited. This includes the historic mill at Witpoort due for restoration soon. The old mill at Witpoort was the only in Mpumalanga to be included in the recent publication by Chester Staples on the historic Mills in South Africa. It is also often referred to in books about the war in these parts like the memoirs of Rothman and Schikkerling. Another rare item on the itinerary will be a visit to the lone grave of the first Boer traitor to be executed by his people in these parts, Meyer de Kock on the farm Windhoek between Tonteldoos and Dullstroom.  

Those not staying over for the weekend in Dullstroom, will meet at 06:00 at the Kruger Lowveld Tourism information office in Nelspruit at its current position next to Mica (on the west side) at Crossings to meet up with the others at 08:00 at the Engen Garage and Wimpy on the N4 at Belfast.

For more information and a full itinerary email mariusb@lowvelder.co.za   

The route is accessible for all vehicles. Pack a picnic lunch and wear walking shoes. To offer room in your vehicle or if you need a seat contact Jan Minnaar at 083 279 5579. The cost is R150 annual membership per household for new members and those not paid up yet.   The outing will end in Dullstroom at about 16:00 on Saturday.

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