Rooiwal – Military cemetery

One of the most successful raids by General Christiaan de Wet was at Roodewal station (Rooiwal) between Kroonstad and Vereeniging on June 7, 1900.
He divided his forces into three groups making simultaneous attacks on the garrisons along the railroad out of Kroonstad and on the Roodewal station itself. Within hours all opposition was overrun and a massive haul valued somewhere between £100,000 and £250,000 resulted. The Boers burned everything not transportable.