The Voortrekkers were the progenitors of a nation still in its embryonic state who would later become the Afrikaner nation. These, were the descendants of ancestors who had first colonised the Cape back in 1662 and then later dared to go over the mountain. Here, after many trials and tribulations they finally colonised two independent Republican states and were further rewarded with the worlds richest deposits of diamonds and gold. However, the old Cape Dutch nemesis Britain, looming, like a spectre on the horizon, was approaching as steadily as winter follows autumn.

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