Jan van Riebeeck arrives in the Cape.
The first refreshment station was tested.
The first free burghers receive their farms.
Arrival of the French Huguenots.
The First Border War between Trekboers and Khoisan.
1778 – 87
Patriot movement around civil liberties.
British take possession of the Cape.
Conflict in the Cape over British oppression.
Release of slaves.
1835 – 37
The Great Trek begins.
Maritz and Potgieter establish the first democratic government at Morakashoek.
The Voortrekkers establish the capital, Pietermaritzburg, which is named after the two trek leaders, Pieter Retief and Gert Maritz.
The Church of the Vow was consecrated in 1841.
Most Voortrekkers leave Port Natal after the British occupation and settle in the Transvaal and the Free State.
The South Africa Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek) is established.
The Republic of the Orange Free State (OFS) is established.
The first diamonds are discovered, and the British government wants to have all the republics under their control again.
The GRA (Society for True Afrikaners) is established with a view to the development of Afrikaans as a reading and writing language.
1899 – 1902
The Anglo-Boer War.
South Africa becomes a union.
The South African Rebellion begins.
CJ Langenhoven introduces “The Call of South Africa”.
South Africa gets its own national flag: the orange-white-blue flag with the small flags of the Boer Republics and the Union Jack in the middle is accepted.
The FAK is established.
Inauguration of the Voortrekker Monument commemorating the Great Trek.
Source: Verkennerlewe – Die Voortrekkers