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Die Groot Trek / The Great Trek na Soutpansberg

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  • Pieter Simon de Villiers (c.1876 - 1934)
  • Johan Georg Meyer (1816 - 1856)
    Early in 1835, the Voortrekker Johan Georg Meyer passed through the current Meyer farm (Klipriviersberg) with the Potgieter trek. As it was the first "mountainous" area they encountered after trekking ...
  • Andries Hendrik Potgieter, b7c8d7e2 (1792 - 1852)
    A.H. Potgieter was a Boer leader in the Great Trek; he took his party from the Cape Colony to in the Transvaal. He convinced the family to cross the Orange River in pursuit of the dream of an independa...
  • Louis Trichard, b2c4 (1783 - 1838)
    Louis Tregardt Louis Tregardt was the grandson of a Swedish employee of the Dutch East India Company born on the 10th August 1783 in Oudtshoorn. When old enough he became a farmer and settled in the ...

Sub projek van die Groot Trek...

Sub project of the Great Trek........

  • Die idee is om elke einbestemming te identifiseer en dan die families te volg soos hulle getrek het.
  • The idea is to identify the end of each trek and then follow and add families to the project as they have moved

Trekked to Soutpansberg

The Results of the Commissie Treks

The northbound Commissie Trek encountered the Buys family in the Zoutpansberg but not any Matabele. The Natal Commissie Trek, comprising 21 men and one woman under Piet Uys were impressed not only with the sweet grazing but with the fact that Natal possessed a fine port, a necessity for a developing country.

The Voortrekkers had in mind a single destination for their people but now, two regions seemed to have presented themselves as equal candidates. This dilemma was to cause much dissent in the future. For the present however, nothing happened - except the talking. http://www.voortrekker-history.co.za/kommissie_great_trek.php

  • Retief
  • Potgieter
  • Trichard se trekke..
  • Janse van Rensberg
  • Roos,
  • Trichardt
  • Potgieter
  • Kruger