8 Mar 2021

Zaailaager / Saailaager


The site of Gerrit Maritz’s laager. It was attacked by the Zulus on the 17th February 1838. The Zulus attempted to cross the Bushmans River but their progress was disrupted by musket fire from Maritz and his party on the opposite bank. This was where grain was planted in Natal for the first time, hence the name Zaailaager (or sowing laager). Co-ordinates S29° 00.478’ E29° 53.273’.