We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (63)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“raymond heron”(6 reviews)
“boer war”(13 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
R600 | Spionkop Lodge, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
+27 36 488 1404
Improve This Listing
Reviews (104)
Filter reviews
100 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews raymond heron boer war self guided tour mass graves moving experience liverpool fc information boards gravel road round the site von der vantage point loved ones sunny day both sides interesting experience south africa battle
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 100 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The information sheet handed out at the entrance to this site was thorough yet concise. Signage at the start of the self guided tour gives a good summary of the battle and the walk around the site explains the actions in more detail. The "path"...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Orlamunde
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This battle took place on top of the hill with great views over the surrounding country, which is why it was strategically important. A thick cable marks the trail round the site and there are good display boards which explain what happened during the course...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank sandylindsay
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic self guided leaflet taking round key sites on hilltop. Reached by unmade up road of about 5 miles. Entrance paid for by uk MOD

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HTTcyclist
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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank HTTcyclist
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank katewJ3764EK
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

This was a tragic battle and the loss of life staggering. the site is set up as a trail. with each point in the battle marked so you are transported back to the battlefeild. the views of Natal from the top are breathtaking and the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank merlebat
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Sandford Park Country Hotel
131 reviews
27.25 km away
The Nest Hotel
747 reviews
39.94 km away
Champagne Sports Resort
410 reviews
43.41 km away
Drakensberg Sun Resort
1,247 reviews
45.68 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 10 nearby restaurants
86 reviews
18.70 km away
Bingelela Contemporary Classic Restaurant and Pizzeria
115 reviews
28.59 km away
Little Church Tea Garden - Llandaff Oratory
55 reviews
35.15 km away
Valley Bakery
379 reviews
41.16 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 7 nearby attractions
Nambiti Big 5 Private Game Reserve
312 reviews
43.55 km away
Drakensberg Boys Choir School
223 reviews
46.79 km away
Drakensberg Canopy Tour
464 reviews
44.94 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
15 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ernstuken | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandra, The entire site is not wheelchair friendly, but the drive to the top has been greatly improved. Going there is an experience in itself and well worth undertaking. The information shown on a wall is of significant... More