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What makes you think is the many memorials dotted around standing where soldiers died.

On top of a hill with commanding views of the countryside, one of the reasons a battle took place... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kevin S
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Excellent self guided tour

Do not be afraid of the 5k dirt road correctly sign posted only 4 k off the motorway, it all adds... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Hadlow, United Kingdom
via mobile
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R600, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On top of a hill with commanding views of the countryside, one of the reasons a battle took place here, and it makes you think of why. The background history and detail of the battle is well explained on the leaflet provided on entry. The...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Do not be afraid of the 5k dirt road correctly sign posted only 4 k off the motorway, it all adds to the atmosphere. We were lucky enough to go on a super sunny day with unreal 360 degree views from this excellent vantage point...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

A fantastic tour of the battlefield by expert Raymond Heron. Informative and moving. Amazing experience for all.

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Spioen Kop is a historical peak of the Drakensberg Mountain range, made famous during the Anglo-Boer war at the turn of the previous century. The name means the 'Summit for spies' used primarily by the Boers to observe the movements of the British troops.

Thank ernstuken
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Heading North on the 600 from the nearest town Winterton you'll see a brown sign to SPIONKOP. This takes you to a game reserve where they've obviously had lots of people looking for the battlefield as the gateman gives you typed set of directions....turn left...More

Thank BarryfromTantobie
Reviewed 24 April 2018

A poignant visit. Plenty of monuments to look out. Our guide knew the battle well and made it come alive - best to go with an expert. The scenery is magnificent.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This was a very interesting experience. The history is documented very well. The site is clean and was very easy to access. Nice place to visit if you're into history and war stories.

Thank Thembelihle N
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were the only visitors on a magnificent day. We had not planned in advance so had to take the self-guided tour. The map and notes were very well written but a guide would have been better. A poignant, sad and deathly quiet place as...More

Thank NickandMaretha
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I made a morning's visit to this important Boer War battlefield site as part of a small tour group from Three Tree Hill lodge which is situated close to the site. The visit was led by Ron, an historian with great knowledge and powers of...More

2  Thank Grant W
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Need to know info about the Boer War...an absolutely beautiful view of the surrounding terrain from the highest vantage point in the area...don’t miss this.

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