Welcome to Blood River


It has been argued that the importance of Blood River was deliberately heightened and manipulated for political ends. The standard interpretation of the victory meshed with the former apartheid regime’s world view: untrustworthy black savages beaten by Boers on an Old Testament–style mission from God.

The story of this historic battle is told at two rewarding sites, the Blood River Heritage Site and Ncome Museum, which speak from the perspective of the Voortrekkers and Zulus respectively.


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