Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cast in stone.

The name Kerkenberg, spelled out in white stones on the side of the mountain.  
When the front trek arrived in the Free State, there was a dispute about the eventual destination of the Great Trek.  Piet Retief chose Natal.  Here at the foot of the Kerkenberg, he lieft his laager on 7 October 1837, with 14 men to reconnoitre Natal in advance.

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