Louis Tregardt Memorial
Louis Tregardt was one of the prominent Voortrekkers ("fore-trekkers" or pioneers) that, unhappy with the British rule, forged inland. With the British controlling the souther ports of Cape Town and Port Elizabeth Tregardt aimed to find a route to the alternate port of Lourenço Marques (as Maputo was then known) that was controlled by the Portuguese.
Unfortunately after successfully arriving many of the trekkers fell ill as malaria began to take its toll. First to perish was Louis' wife and he also died six years later before the remaining survivors were transported by shop to what is now known as Durban.