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Fantastic self guided leaflet taking round key sites on hilltop. Reached by unmade up road of about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HTTcyclist
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Hadlow, United Kingdom
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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... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
merlebat
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R616 Off Route | Spionkop Lodge, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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

1  Thank merlebat
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Excellent destination and strongly suggest use a tour guide. We used Alistar from Spioenkop Lodge and recommend him highly

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Kipper_CK
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Very informative historic battle site with an unbiased portrayal of events which highlighted the sacrifices of each side. Well maintained grounds. R35/ person

1  Thank Stephannie S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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.

1  Thank MaxColt
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Good information and easy to walk around the battlefield. It shows what an herendous time the solders had.

2  Thank lyndyl001
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

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.

1  Thank IanEWilson
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank Andries B
Reviewed 29 September 2016

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

1  Thank John L
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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
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