Does anyone have more information about this Trek - please go and help Private User on this project!
Alexander Armenis (Alex) manager of Gert Andries Jacobus Alberts, Kmdt. en leier van die 1ste Dorslandtrek just up your street?
I have added you Pamela! Found an amazing account at
One of the anecdotes passed on through the family is that my ouma's sister, Anna Coetzer who was married to a van Vuuren went on the Dorslandtrek. She died during childbirth and the child survived, however with no parents! My ouma's father, Cornelis Johannes Coetzer, desperately tried to trace this child, but never succeeded.
Is there any way that I could try to find out what happened to this child and her/his descendants?
After reading one of June's links and reading about the elephant hunts, another sibling of my ouma, her brother Kosie Coetzer (not sure of his Christian names) had a deformed foot - probably a club foot - and was killed by an elephant while hunting "somewhere during a trek".
I wonder if this is possibly also on the Dorslandtrek?
Have a look here, some helpful information and some history: