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Talana Live: A weekend of epic proportions

by Claire Allison on Friday, 13 September 2013

History buffs will know that KwaZulu-Natal’s Battlefield Route is a popular tourist attraction and the resting place of many a British or Boer soldier and Zulu warrier. But if you thought battle re-enactments were only big in the USA, think again.

The Second Boer War (or Anglo Boer War to South Africans) was fought from October 1899 to May 1902 between the British Empire and the Afrikaans-speaking Dutch settlers of two independent Boer republics. Many of the men that set foot on these famous battlefields went on to become great leaders, like former soldier and newspaper correspondent, Winston Churchill, a stretcher-bearer named Mahatma Gandhi and famous military strategist, General Louis Botha (check out what to expect in the battlefield route).

Read the original blog post on Getaway.




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