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Blood River Heritage Site, Dundee
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ADDRESS
R33
Blood River
KwaZulu-Natal
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+27 (0)34 632 1695
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Historic Interest
Museum
 
 
 
Points of Interest Nearby
CITIES & CULTURE
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The granite Jaw-Bone Wagon at Blood River Battlefield

 

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The Blood River Monument and Museum, part of the Ncome - Blood River Heritage Site, tells the story of the Battle of Blood River from the viewpoint of the Voortrekkers and places the encounter in the broader context of the Great Trek. Learn about the history of Blood River. See a bronze wagon laager and granite wagon monument. Watch a 45-minute video in English or Afrikaans. Make your way across the river to the Ncome Museum and, in addition to learning about Zulu culture, get a different perspective on history.
Getting There
 
The Blood River Heritage Site is situated 48km from Dundee, 24 km from Nqutu, and 72 km from Vryheid and is accessible from the R33. Of note, the access road is unpaved. Follow the signs for Blood River and Ncome.
Hours & Times
 
The monument and museum are open daily 9:00 - 16:30. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Admission & Fees
 
An entrance fee is charged. A reduced rate is available for children.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
In addition to a small restaurant, curio shop, and toilet facilities, a limited number of self-catering chalets are also found onsite.
 
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