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Spion Kop Battlefield

R600, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
+27 36 488 1404
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Difficult to find terrible dirt roads poor infomation

Heading North on the 600 from the nearest town Winterton you'll see a brown sign to SPIONKOP. This... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BarryfromTantobie
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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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Atmospheric

A poignant visit. Plenty of monuments to look out. Our guide knew the battle well and made it come... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Jeff B
,
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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“boer war” (11 reviews)
“liverpool fc” (3 reviews)
“guided tour” (3 reviews)
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R600, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
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+27 36 488 1404
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Thank pisbee
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Spion Kop was one of my last stops during my road trip across the country. Specifically targeting monuments and museums about the South African War, I visited my fair share of heritage sites along the way. By the time I reached Spion Kop, my expectations...More

Thank CareneMouton
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Visited Spion Kop Battlefield for the second time in 20 years and it still chokes me up. So many British and South African lives lost. The mass graves of the British Soldiers killed made me think of all the families not knowing where their loved...More

Thank Darbie28
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Enough information on the boards for a self guide trip. An opportunity not to be missed when you in the area Well worth a visit

Thank Faan01
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

A well informed route to follow round the top with picture boards at the end. You need to take water to drink as it gets very hot on a sunny day.

Thank Gillian T
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