Sunday, 13 October 2019
Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site and Fort Schanskop on the Voortrekkermonument site
The Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, with its rich goldfields and its pursuit of independence from British imperialism, declared war on the British Empire on 11 October 1899. The Anglo-Boer War (also known as the South African War) raged between the Boer republics of the Orange Free State and the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek on the one hand and the British Empire on the other between 11 October 1899 and 31 May 1902.
This year, it has been 120 years since the outbreak of the war. The Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site and Fort Schanskop on the Voortrekker Monument site will commemorate the outbreak of the war with a commemorative horse ride, a guided tour, a cannon-shot and a heliograph interpretation at the respective sites.
10:30 – 11:00 Arrival of guests at Fort Klapperkop
11:00 Welcome by Colonel Andy Malan
11:10 Commemorative horse ride from Fort Klapperkop to Fort Schanskop
11:15 Tour through Fort Klapperkop
12:45 Guests depart for Fort Schanskop
13:30 Cannon-shot followed by heliograph message and interpretation at Fort Schanskop
Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets and socialise on the Fort Klapperkop Heritage Site and/or at Fort Schanskop.
For more information, contact:
Tel: 012 346 8847
Cell: 082 612 0514