South Africa’s Greatest Escape

In 1900 Britain had 50000 troops chasing  and 2000 Boers.

Trapped with 250 Boers north of the Magaliesberg at Wolhuterskop de Wet learnt

from a local African how baboons crossed the mountain.  All Boers & horses escaped.

BBC -TV  tried to film for a documentary in 1998 using the best horsemen available . They failed.

Let Prof Fransjohan Pretorius tell the story.

His father showed him the route as a child .This built his interest to study and become South Africa’s leading Boer war historian.

Could you do the de Wet crossing?  Prof Pretorius  is prepared to take you at a later date.

Heritage talk at Meerhof Lodge

Magaliesberg Cultural & Heritage Association

January 24th (Wednesday) at 10h00 for 10h30.

Costs  R50.00 p p with refreshments

Contact Mike Benn 071 382 5905 or

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