2016 Battle of Blaauwberg Commemoration

The 210th anniversary was held on 9 Jan 2016 on Blaauwberg Farm (also called Joyce’s Dairy) and the BBNR.  Nearly 200 keen participants joined in a 10 km Trail Run and 10/5 km Fun Walk.   A tent on the actual battle site was the venue of a very informative talk by Willem Steenkamp, expert on the Battle of Blaauwberg, as well as an interesting exhibition of artefacts found on the Battle of Blaauwberg site up to now.

The Festival will become a regular occurrence in January every year. See Upcoming Events for next date. 

Scenes from the Jan 2016 event...

Bongani Mnisi from City of Cape Town Reserve staffBongani Mnisi from City of Cape Town Reserve staff Roy Fuller-GeeRoy Fuller-Gee (chairman of FoBCA) BoB Festival 1Willen Steenkamp - expert on the Battle of Blaauwberg, and well-known writer ArtefactsBattle Artefacts found on the Reserve Battle DressBattle Dress Diorama of Battle of Blaauwberg 1806Diorama of the Battle of Blaauwberg 1806

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