Wakkerstroom of those days was a wild place. Not only did the nightly
roars of lions compete with the calls of the frogs in the wetland, but
there were many pretty lawless human inhabitants as well. The first
Police Officer, Richard Donague, was only appointed in 1864 and there
was quite a contingent of people who managed to avoid settling in
Australia by getting out of their leg irons and jumping ship in Durban.
These folk settled in Wakkerstrom outside the jurisdiction of the Natal
Colonial Police and would retreat into the Colony whenever the ZAR
Police decided to look for them.
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sleepy little village nestled among the hills and wetlands of the
Mpumalanga/KwaZulu-Natal border country has capitalised on this
abundance of endemic bird life. From being an archetype no-hoper South
African country “dorp” on a slippery downhill economic slope the town
has a fast growing if embryo tourism industry based entirely on it being
in the centre of one of the few remaining relatively pristine grassland
areas of the country. It is fast become a household name among
international birders. The town has a host of accommodation
establishments ranging from the relatively luxurious country hotel and
lodge type accommodation through B&B and self-catering to caravan and