Program 16 December 2017

Dec 9 -15

– Campers erect tents, get to know each other

– Film shows, horse riding, jukskei and swimming (daily)

Dec 14

– Wasbank Monument wreath laying and re-affirmation of the Paardekraal and Blood River Covenant

– Camp fire social with Boereorkes

Dec 15

Morning: Horse riding, jukskei and swimming in die farm dam

Afternoon: – Arrival of the horse commando at the festival site and hoisting of nation flags

– Boeresport, target shooting, slingshot, whip cracking and clay oxen competition

– Horse sports

Evening: – Lantern walk to laager

– Campfire social and singing with the Juba Brothers

Dec 16

– 06:00 Sunrise service in the wagon laager

– 09:00 Bring in historical flags and commemoration wagon

–  09:30 Re-affirmation of the Covenant and wreath laying

– 10:00 Covenant service in eeufees hall: Ds Willem van der Merwe

Guest speaker after the service: mr Werner Weber

– 12:00 Picnic or braai on site ( charcoal and braais provided)

– 14:30 Explore Vegkop and explanation of battle events

– 19:00 Slide show by Col. Andy Malan about the Battle of Blood River

Dec 17

– Morning: Service in the laager or hall (depending on the weather)

– Pack up and depart



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