Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Vryheid entrance, KwaZulu-Natal.

Historically Vryheid was the capital of the Nieuwe Republiek, and fell under the umbrella of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek. Established in 1884, Vryheid (Freedom) became the place for German immigrants making Vryheid a modern, progressive town.

Many structures with Tudor and Edwardian architecture still stand midst the various landmarks. Vryheid offers various types of accommodation and activities include: hiking, horse-riding, swimming, fishing, hunting, bird watching, historical attractions, famous battle sites, Vryheid Nature Reserve, abseiling and more.

Each of the historic battlefields depicts various points in history, between the settlers and the black people. One of the Battlefields of interest is Holkrans Battlefield. On 6 May 1902, 56 burgers were killed by Zulu impis on the Zunguin Mountain. The burgers did put up a good fight but they were taken by surprise.

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