Historic ox wagon
The Honorary Rangers of the Highveld Region have been busy with a number of projects. Their most recent project was to restore the thatch roof over one of the historic ox-wagons donated to the Kruger Park.
The wagon is typical of the type used in the late 1800s by transport riders from the Eastern Transvaal goldfields to Lourenco Marques.
The old transport road dates back to 1844 and was used as a supplies route by people like Voortrekker Andries Potgieter, Portuguese businessman Joao Albasini and Sir Percy Fitzpatrick.
The route also served as the setting for many of the adventures of the famous tales of Jock of the Bushveld.
The project took a month worth of work and will help prevent wear and tear. You’ll be able to see the wagon at the Pretoriuskop Camp near to the restaurant.
The Honorary Rangers have also worked on a successful golf day and will donate funds to a counter-poaching project in the Kruger Park.
Posted on: April 12, 2011, 11:49 AM
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