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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
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
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.
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
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
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