When their wagon breaks down, the De Beers are forced to find shelter on a local farm in the Eastern Free State of South Africa. Winter has arrived and, as dark clouds laden with snow start to roll in over the Drakensburg mountains, tragedy strikes.

Inspired by the beloved tale that has been passed down from generation to generation, this is a poignant story of hardship, sacrifice and selfless-love set against the harsh backdrop of the South African bushveld during the 1800’s.

“The story of Racheltjie de Beer is universally significant and Brett Michael Innes’ rendition, given the few facts at his disposal as well as the creative development of the rest of the story, speaks of a sensitive insight in and empathy with the characters who were forced by tragedy, to make peace with a painful past.”

The Heritage Foundation