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Anglo-Boer War Concentration Camp

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Worth visiting. VERY difficult to find. Directions below.

I dragged my family to see this monument as Bethulie was the town where my maternal grandfather was... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
SusanS6473
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Lord Kitchener was almost worse than hitler

Amazing vibe, wow what an experience. Very cool place to take tripods d proper camera. Make sure... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

1737 women and children perished here within the first 15 months after capture - of which 1400 were children. And the British think Hitler was bad. The site is not very well kept and the access road is currently under construction. It is still worth...More

Thank Willem A
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Love history and wanted to visit this site for a while. Was very difficult to find, but eventually found someone who could give us directions. Road was blocked with stones and eventually found the right detour - which took us right to a dump site....More

Thank moniquestrydom
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I dragged my family to see this monument as Bethulie was the town where my maternal grandfather was born. Also wanted kids to comprehend the concentration camp concept being part of SA history. For me it was worth the detour. A well laid out and...More

Thank SusanS6473
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Amazing vibe, wow what an experience. Very cool place to take tripods d proper camera. Make sure you bring filter for hectic saturation

Thank William T
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Well kept and interesting though sad. It is worth walking down to peer through the bars of the section where the small gravestones are stored in walls. The entrance from the tar road is confusing and needs to be better sign posted while they fix...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

It is so important to learn about our country's past. It is so well kept and is a beautiful way to remember those who died in the concentration camps

Thank ColetteB1031
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I think its important for all South Africans to visit places like this to be reminded of what could happen when things go horribly wrong. I have been to a few and every time has been a humbling experience. Pity there isn't more information available...More

2  Thank FireflyAfrica
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

When visiting Bethulie, one should make a definite attempt to see the "resurrected" terrain of the Bethulie Concentration Camp Cemetery. Most of the remains have been moved from the original cemetery when the Gariep Dam was completed. Só sad that the memorial erected by British...More

2  Thank PaulHWessels
Reviewed 26 June 2017

What a lovely little place. Shame that all that history is so hidden away. Keep up the good work. Had a insightful visit.

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 5 June 2017

After 4 800 - 5 000 women and children have been taken prisoner in the Consentration camp in Bethulie, nearly 1 714 died. This is a very humbling experience visiting this site. The cemetery was moved af ter the Gariep dam wall was buildt. Some...More

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