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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
We visited with our knowledgeable guide who brought the whole battle to life. So much better than simply reading the plaques and information boards.
As with any battlefield, you cannot help being moved when thinking of what the men on both sides had to endure....More
Well organised and well structured memorial for this battle that took place in 1900. In hindsight we see and understand that also this battle fought during a bloody war was totally useless. Too many lost their lives.
The most amazing place but very emotive when you see what the English and Boer combatants endured on that lonely and desolate hill. Liverpool Football ground "The Kop " is named after it, due to the number of Lancashire soldiers killed. A MUST VISIT.
This our history! I have read a lot about the Anglo Boer war, but this was my first fisit to an actual battle field site. To see where the English started their attack and to imagine them climming in the dark to the summit and...More
This well maintained site is an apt memorial to what was by far the worst handled battle from the English side. It was a battle that has been accurately described as "snatching defeat from the jaws of victory" and is a reminder of just how...More
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It is most certainly signposted, but it may be confusing to the new visitor, as there are three other sites also called Spioenkop, namely the dam, the reserve and the lodge on the Winterton Road. When you travel from... More
It is most certainly signposted, but it may be confusing to the new visitor, as there are three other sites also called Spioenkop, namely the dam, the reserve and the lodge on the Winterton Road. When you travel from Ladysmith, take the R103 towards Colenso, then turn right at the sign that says Bergville. You will cross over the N3 highway. No toll fees are payable. Do not turn left onto the Winterton road. Approximately 15 km onto this road, in a dip, you will see the sign to your left. Spieonkop will be visible on your left by now. It is about eleven km to the gate. Remember to ask for your map, its free...