Louis Trichardt - History of the Kruger National Park

Louis Trichardt - one of the first settlers reaching the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Information and History of Louis Trichardt and Hans van Rensburg.

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Louis Trichardt - the first settlers - Kruger National Park History - South Africa Voortrekker

The first settlers in the vicinity of the Kruger National was Park Louis Trichardt (1793 - 1838). He was a Voortrekker, and born in Copenhagen (Denmark).

The city "Trichardt" was in honour of his name. Two different groups Vootrekker reached the Soutpans mountain near the Kruger National Park in 1836.

The leader of an expedition were Louis Trichardt and Hans van Rensburg. Louis Trichardt chose to remain in the area of the Kruger Park.

 
Lois Trichardt - the first settler at the Kruger National Park
The first settler at the Kruger Park
Trichardt South Africa Voortrekker at the Kruger National Park History
Louis Trichardt
 

 

Van Rensburg continued traveling in the direction towards Maputo, Mozambique.

On their travels, the Voortrekker group of Van Rensburg was assaulted on the way and killed.

Trichardt stayed in the vicinity of the Kruger National Park for about 7 months, then he followed the group of Van Rensburg.