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Magaliesberg Battlefields Tours brought to you by Misty Hills Country Hotel 11 May 2019

Misty Hills brings you the Magaliesberg Battlefields Tour

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

    • View the rough terrain of the Skurweberg where General Broadwood found the Boer right flank
    • Stand where the Royal Field Artillery batteries deployed during the final stage of the Battle.
    • See the route of De Lile’s Mounted Infantry attack.
    • Stand next to the Drift where General Hamilton’s 21st Infantry Brigade crossed Six Mile Spruit.
    • Enjoy refreshments on the lawn overlooking the Drift from which the first successful British attack was made.
Day tour R 990.00 person person

Day tour inclusive of Misty Hills accommodation available at R1990.00 per person per night

Special valid only 11 May 2019.

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Day tour only
- Guided tour
- Light breakfast on arrival 11 May 2019
- Picnic lunch
- 3 x beverages during the day

Itinerary Venue
08h00 Arrival Misty Hills
Light Breakfast, Coffee Tea and Juices
Introduction and Brief
09h00 Tour Group to board the bus
Departure from Misty Hills
Battle of Sesmylspruit (Six Mile Spruit) Hennops River
10h40 Hennops Picnic Spot Hennops Picnic Spot
General Broadwood finds the Boer Right Flank
11h00 Aloe Knoll near Hoogland Hydro Aloe Knoll
General Smith-Dorrien deploys the 19th Brigade and 2 Batteries of Artillery. Colonel de Lisle breaks through the Boer Centre.
11h50 The Royal Elephant Hotel The Royal Elephant Hotel
The Main British Army forded Six Mile Spruit (Hennops River) crossed here on 4th June 1900
The bus will Stop at this destination and guests will be able to disembark and have a comfort break
Restroom facilities are available
12h10 The Velmore Hotel The Velmore Hotel
A brief stop to view the ford where the 19th Brigade crossed on 4th June 1900
13h00 Meerhof Lodge - Anecdotes over Lunch Meerhof Lodge
Picnic lunch is served on the lawn under the trees
Restroom Facilities and a swimming pool is available
14h10 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.
14h50 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
15h15 Voortrekker Graves Broederstroom
A 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
16h00 Battle of Kalkheuwel The Lion & Safari Park
The bus will Stop at this destination and guests will be able to disembark and have a comfort break
17h00 Arrival at Misty Hills - End of Tour Misty Hills
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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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