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We have visited this site often. Good to stop and read the inscription of what happend to Gideon... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
heineraudrey
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George, South Africa
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We stopped to look and learn about the area. The history is well explained and simply by taking a... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
gulliversmate
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2km From the Town On the Murraysburg Road, Graaff-Reinet 6280, South Africa
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

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

Thank Clare B
Reviewed 20 March 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
Reviewed 10 March 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.

Thank heineraudrey
Reviewed 8 November 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!

Thank suefrew2016
Reviewed 6 October 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

Thank gulliversmate
Reviewed 2 May 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.

Thank FireflyAfrica
Reviewed 16 December 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
Reviewed 12 October 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
Reviewed 3 August 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
Reviewed 13 July 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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