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Magaliesberg Battlefields Tours brought to you by Misty Hills Country Hotel 2019

Magaliesberg Battlefields Tour

Join Rob Milne our resident historian and author for an insightful tour of the  Magaliesberg Battlefields
Tour highlights include 

  • Hear the story of the Boer "traitor", General Schoeman, the story of his tragic death, and why the memorial was erected

  • Leisurely picnic lunch under the trees on the Battlefield at the Silkaatsnek Nature Reserve and look at the detailed maps of both Battles.

  • Visit the site of the Battle of Dwarsvlei, where Fighting-General “Rooi Bul” Sarel Oosthuizen and Captain David Younger V.C. (who are buried only 14 paces apart in the Burgershoop Cemetery, Krugersdorp) were both mortally wounded

Day tour
 
R 850.00 person person

Day tour & accommodation package available on request

Special valid only 30 March 2019.
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Day tour only
-          Guided tour
-          Light breakfast on arrival 10 January
-          Picnic lunch
-          3 x beverages during the day

Itinerary   Venue
30-Mar-19    
08h00 Arrival   Misty Hills
  Light breakfast, coffee tea and juices   
  Introduction and brief   
     
09h00 Tour group to board the bus  
  Departure from Misty Hills  
     
09h30 Battle of Kalkheuwel The Lion & Safari Park
  Bus will stop at this destination and guests will be able to disembark and have a comfort break  
  There are also restroom facilities and refreshments available for purchase   
     
10h15 Tour continues  
     
10h30 Voortrekker Graves Broederstroom
  Brief stop to visit the Voortrekker Cemetery where the two Pretorius brothers "Broeders" are at rest near the Stream "Broederstroom". Hear about the elder brother Bart Pretorius' role during the Battle of Blood River  
     
11h00 Tour continues  
     
11h30 Schoeman's Cross Saartjies Nek
  Hear the story of the Boer "traitor", General Schoeman, the story of his tragic death, and why the memorial was erected  
     
12h00 Tour continues  
     
12h20 Rietfontein Camp and Cemetery Ifafi/Xanadu
  Visit the remains of the important British Basecamp and reminisce about the British casualties from neighbouring Battlefields (including both Battles of Silkaatsnek) who are buried there.  
     
12h50 Tour continues  
     
13h00 Battle of Silkaats Nek Silkaaksnek Nature Reserve
  Picnic lunch is served on the lawn under the trees  
  Restroom facilities and a swimming pool is available  
     
14h00 Tour continues  
     
14h45 Battle of Dwarsvlei The Bru House & Grill
  Bus will stop at this destination and guests will be able to disembark and have a comfort break  
  There are also restroom facilities and refreshments available for purchase   
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Phone :  +27 11 950 6000 or 0861 732 237 
Address : 69 Drift Boulevard (R114), Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa
GPS: S 26° 01.734’ - E 27° 51.407’

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