|Classification|||||A.08.3.1. Historical and Military Sites, Battle Fields, Pre-Colonial Struggles|
|Refences|||||Government Gazette 3621, No. 1282, 1972. Vogt, Andreas, "National Monuments in Namibia", Windhoek 2004, p.139-141. Lau, B., "Southern and Central Namibia in Jonker Afrikaner's Time", Archeia No. 8, 1987.|
|Legal Status|||||Declared as National Monument on 28.07.1972 by the National Monuments Council of South Africa (NMC, National Monuments Act 1969, No. 28).|
A battle took place on 23 August 1850 where 700 Herero followers of Chief Kahitjene were murdered under Jonker Afrikaner’s command. Chief Kahitjene lost 18 000 herds of cattle and was abandoned by many of his followers. He died a few months later in an inheritance quarrel with a relative. This fight caused destruction of a major part of the new mission station at Okahandja, established by Kahitjene and missionary Friedrich Kolbe in March 1850. Kahitjene’s downfall attributed to attempts to threaten Jonker’s dominant position in Nama territories by winning independent access to war material and info via a European missionary.