Rebels’ track endurance


AfriForum Youth hosts three leadership and history hikes every year. The purpose of these hikes is to expose members and non-members to our history through experiential training. It offers adventurous people an opportunity to get involved in AfriForum Youth and to understand why it is so important to make a difference.

AfriForum Youth ventured on the first Rebels’ Track from 31 March to 6 April 2018 in cooperation with Dr Louis Bothma en with 28 students and support staff. The history hike commemorates the Rebellion of 1914–1915. The route stretches from Upington to the farm Zwartmodder in the Western Kalahari. From there we trek in a southern direction and then resume the trek from Schuitdrif close to Nous in the Boesmanland up to the Rebelleboom (Tree of the Rebels) just before Upington. This tour was specially designed to teach young people of the Rebellion of 1914–1915. There is no other way for people to trek this route except with AfriForum and with Dr Bothma as tour guide.

Be part of this unique experience. Meet new people – and maybe rediscover yourself.

Date: 24 to 30 April 2021
Start and end: Upington
Cost: R800 per person (15% discount for AfriForum Youth members), which includes:

  • Transport from and back to Upington
  • Accommodation
  • Coffee and rusks
  • Suppers
  • A tour guide
  • A souvenir

Highlights to look forward to:

  • Visiting the Rebellieboom, where it all started;
  • Visiting and dancing with the farming community;
  • Swimming in the river; and
  • Sleeping under the stars and collecting birds’ nest.

Tour guide: Dr Louis Bothma

Bespreek jou plek: Rebelspoorvasbyt

Alle velde wat met ’n * gemerk is, is verpligtend.
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Phone Marike Labuschagne at 081 217 0008 if you have any questions.