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Jacobsdal Attractions

JOCOBSDAL ATTRACTIONS

 

HISTORY

British Block House – Fort
The blockhouse with its unique architecture was built in 1900 on the road to Paardeberg.
It was declared a national monument in 1983.

Burger Monument
In front of the Dutch Reformed Church – erected in memory of the deceased at the battle of Roodelaagte 25.11.1899 under command of D.S Lubbe.

Cairn – Heap of Stones: Klipstapel
It was erected by the Boers from Jacobsdal in November 1899 before departing for the battle of Roodelaagte (Graspan) Each boer engraved his name on a stone and these stones were used to build the monument.
The monument can be reached by a walking trail from the Agricultural School.

Dutch Reformed Church
Consecrated in 1879 and enlarged in 1930, was used as a hospital during the Anglo Boer War – now a national monument.
A bullet hole in the front door is evidence of the many skirmishes which took place between Boer and Brit in the area.

Jacobsdal Cemetery – at the end of De Villiers ST –
The oldest grave date from 1859. British War graves and monuments can be found dating from the Anglo Boer War (1899 – 1902). Some “Boers” that fought the Magersfontein

 

 

PERSONALITIES
Eric Louw – South African diplomat and politician.

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