1838 in South Africa
- 4 February - The Zulu King, Dingaan signs a deed of cession to cede land to the voortrekkers led by Piet Retief
- April - Battle of Italeni where Zulus repulsed the Voortrekkers.
- April - Voortrekker leaders Piet Uys and his son Dirkie Uys die in battle at the hands of the Zulus.
- 4 December - British forces occupy Durban.
- 16 December - The Battle of Blood River, Voortrekkers under Andries Pretorius defeat the Zulus.
- 22 December - Potchefstroom is established
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