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.
The first settler at the Kruger Park
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.