It was certainly with mixed emotions that we left Kruger National Park as we had spent five fantastic days discovering a good swath of the park and so much of its amazing wildlife. The experiences we had were ones I am sure we will never forget.
As we had a good six plus hour drive ahead of us just to Pretoria, I didn't think we had time to stop and look more closely, and price, these pretty hangings or sheets blowing in the wind. They sure looked stunning from a distance as we sped by, though.
We also drove past beautiful farmland for vast distances and many areas with grape vines which wasn't surprising as South Africa is world famous for its wines.
Parts of the downtown reminded us of many buildings in the Bourbon area of New Orleans.
The monument was surrounded by a circle of 64 wagons protecting it symbolically.
The frieze consisted of 27 bas-relief panels depicting the history of the Great Trek, but also included references to the everyday life, work methods and religious beliefs of the Voortrekkers. The set of panels illustrated key historical scenes in their momentous Great Trek beginning with their leaving the Cape Colony in 1835.
The Folk Art - creative decorating of objects, books and structures by a group of people of a nation - and decorations of the pioneers were influenced by their European background as well as by their contact with the South African indigenous peoples.
The final tapestry illustrated the Battle of Blood River when a small force of Boers defeated a large Zulu army without losing a single life.
The canon mounted on the back of this wagon was used during the Battle of Blood River.