The Anglo Boer War - Challenging the British Empire

Sat Oct 22, 13:30 - Sat Oct 22, 15:30

Breezeblock Cafe


Join us to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the Anglo-Boer War with a fascinating trip into the past. 

We start our journey at Breezeblock, Brixton’s friendly neighbourhood café, for a quick cappuccino and an overview of the conflict.

A short self-drive then takes us to the Oud Stryders Monument on Cottesloe Hill, where tour guides SJ de Klerk and Sarah Welham share the trials and tribulations of some of the 150 men and women who congregated here on 3 December 1938. Until recently, this was the only monument in Johannesburg to Boer Burghers. As such, it is a microcosm of this war containing a variety of engraved plaques and tablets to Boer ‘Bittereinders’, internees, and the  prisoners of war who were sent to far off camps in St Helena, Ceylon, India, and Bermuda. 

Another short drive takes us to the historic Braamfontein Cemetery, where the remains of 509 Imperial soldiers were interred.

It’s a great opportunity to relive those far off days when two little Boer Republics challenged the might of the British Empire.

Bring along drinking water, a folding chair and protection against the sun. Comfortable closed walking shoes are recommended for protection against the weeds.


The Anglo Boer War - Challenging the British Empire
Breezeblock Cafe
29 Chiswick St, Brixton, Johannesburg, 2019
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