In the Battle of Nooitgedacht on 13 December 1900, Boer commandos led by Generals Koos de la Rey and Christiaan Beyers combined to deal a defeat to a British brigade under the command of Major General R. A. P. Clements during the Second Boer War.
Andre’s passion is South African history. He is particularly interested in the rich and complex history of the Magaliesberg area, with his main focus on the South African War, and especially looking at the various battles through the eyes of the individuals who took part in them, and then gave us their first hand accounts.
Andre is the business development manager for Recreation Africa Leisure Industries. Recreation Africa owns Kedar Heritage Lodge (near Rustenburg), which has a magnificent collection of South African War artefacts (firearms, swords, uniforms, medals, documents, etc.).
He is a member of the Mountain Club of South Africa, and of the Military History Society and regularly leads guided walks about South African War history for the Mountain Club, during which historically significant places in the Magaliesberg are visited.
Andre has also given talks on various aspects of South African history for other organisations, including the Magaliesberg Protection Association, Meerhof Lodge, the Maropeng Visitor Centre, and the Maretlwane Wilderness School.
Join us for this interesting and informative talk at Jewel of the Valley.
Free admission, donations welcome on the day.
083 453 7593