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Afrikaans name: Volksrust


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Volksrust is a small town on the border between Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal.

The town is near the mountain named 'Majubu' which is where the Battle of Majubu was fought. It was here, on 27 February 1881, that the Boers beat the British army during the First Boer War.

Accommodation in Volksrust

Volksrust was proclaimed in 1889. Its name is Dutch and translates to 'Nations Rest'.

A variety of farming is done in the region. These include dairy and beef, maize, sunflowers and wool.


References and further reading

Conolly's Guide to Southern Africa - Author: Denis Conolly - Year Published: 1982 - Page: 269

On Route - A region by region guide to South Africa - Author: B.P.J. Erasmus - Year Published: 1995 - Page: 176

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Southern Africa - 4th edition - Author: - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 224

The Pictorial Motoring Atlas of South Africa - Author: Maxwell Leigh - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 103

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