The Battle of Sekhukhune Tourism Route


Footsteps of the Pedi Kings Meet at the kgoro of the chiefs to prepare for a journey following the footsteps of the great kings of the Pedi nation that originated from the Bakgatla north of Pretoria, migrated further north to settle in Sekhukhuneland. Learn about the rise and fall of the Pedi Empire and the tales of the various kings who lead the Pedi to become a proud nation of more than 70 000 people with an army of 12 000 men during the reign of Sekwati. Battle for Chieftainship Follow the footpath up Ntswaneng to view the stronghold of Sekwati on Mosega. Hear how his two sons, Mampuru and Sekhukhune fought over the chieftainship, and how the greater power of Sekhukhune prevailed with Mampuru being forced to flee. Battle of Sekhukhune I At the statue of Kgoshikgolo Sekhukhune I where he overlooks the valley of Tšate, the story unfolds of deteriorating relationships with the Boers and missionaries and growing tension between the Pedi and the British after Transvaal was annexed by England in 1877. Come to understand what finally triggered the Battle of Sekhukhune between the Pedi, British and Swazi’s in 1878 an 1879.   Click here for the Tjate Brochure 2a download(pdf) Click here for the Battle of Sekhukhune download(pdf)  

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