THE WAGON LAAGER AT BLOOD RIVER IN THE EARLY MORNING

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THE BATTLE OF BLOOD RIVER
Sunday 16th December 1838

This is what legends are made of!

A group of people, their leader and 80 of his comrades brutally put to death, their families attacked and many put to the spear, now seeking retribution. A vow to the Almighty that if he delivers their enemy unto them they will forever hold the day sacred and build a church in his name.

464 armed men and their wagons pitted against 12 000 warriors of the greatest military nation in Africa. Six hours of desperate fighting from the rising of the early morning mist till after midday. Over 3 000 warriors dead on the field, more wounded and fleeing the battle site, the river running red with their blood. And of the 464 men? only 2 wounded.

This is the Battle of Blood River!

The most pivotal battle in South Africa's turbulent history.

Come and visit the site and listen to this incredible story