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Gideon Scheepers Memorial

2km From the Town On the Murraysburg Road, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Read up about Gideon Scheepers beforehand

Having researched the life of Gideon Scheepers, we found this Memorial rather poignant in it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clare B
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Colesberg
Interesting history of the Boer War

It is easy to pass by the memorial without knowing the history of it. The memorial is part of... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Dee S
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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2km From the Town On the Murraysburg Road, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having researched the life of Gideon Scheepers, we found this Memorial rather poignant in it's simplicity, but very meaningful.

Thank Clare B
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

It is easy to pass by the memorial without knowing the history of it. The memorial is part of the complex history of the Boer War & it is worth stopping & reading the citations to gain an insight in to why this is important...More

Thank Dee S
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

We have visited this site often. Good to stop and read the inscription of what happend to Gideon Scheepers. Always good to know of a country's history.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Very interesting snippet of our history. Apparently the lady who started and ran the doll business in Graaff Reinet was boycotted by the local community as the family contributed to land for Scheepers memorial. think that is correct!

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We stopped to look and learn about the area. The history is well explained and simply by taking a little time out, one is able to appreciate so much more about the place being visited. Worth the stop and the short walk up the hill...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2017

This monument is ideal for a quick stop and look as well as to enjoy the view of the dam across the road. If it wasn't for the Geocache placed here I probably have missed it.

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Reviewed December 15, 2016

Easy to spot next to the road, a sad bit of our history I was unaware of, the memorial is well looked after

Thank Malinda B
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Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Some interesting local history -nice that the memorial has been so well maintained. A quick stop en route to the Valley of Desolation

Thank LaraJB
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Interesting symbolism for this memorial. Had to go and read about Gideon Scheepers who was executed by firing squad at the age of 23.

Thank 139mariannav
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Reviewed July 12, 2016

A pity that the area is so littered and full of rubbish but the monument itself is so interesting and valuable to learn about as well as easy to access

Thank megsdreyer
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