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Doornkop

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Doornkop, Chieveley Area, KwaZulu-Natal

203 | 10th January Onwards – Chieveley Area near N3/R74 junction Retief arrived at this laager site on the 10th January Read More →

Talana Museum, Battlefield and Heritage Park

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Talana Museum, Battlefield and Heritage Park, Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal

701 | 20 October 1899 Talana Museum, situated three kilometres outside Dundee on the Vryheid road, is no repository of old Read More →

Wasbank Laager

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Wasbank Laager, Wasbank, KwaZulu-Natal

212 | It is at this laager on the 7th Dec 1838 that Pretorius, Landman and Cilliers formulated the "The Read More →

The Battle of Lang’s (Laing’s) Nek

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Laing's Nek, North Umzimyathi, KwaZulu-Natal

501 | 28th January 1881 (Laing’s Nek is the name that has come down through history) The British forces intent on relieving Read More →

Ambush Rock

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Ambush Rock, Mpanza, Greytown, KwaZulu Natal

801 | 4 April 1906 A Police column sent to investigate reports that Chief Bhambatha kaMancinza Zondi (whose community had refused Read More →

Fugitives’ Drift

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Fugitives' Drift, Dundee Area, KwaZulu Natal

406 | 22 January 1879 The Fugitives' Trail is the route taken by survivors of the Battle of Isandlwana who crossed Read More →

The British Military Cemetery

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Utrecht, KwaZulu-Natal

414 | On the outskirts of the town on the way to the dam the town cemetery is on the Read More →

eMakhosini Ophate Heritage Park

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eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park, Ulundi, KwaZulu Natal

107 | This is the "Valley of the Kings" and within the park you will find the burial places of Read More →
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Ithaleni Battlefield

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Ithaleni Battlefield, Mgungundlovu Area, KwaZulu-Natal

208 | April 1838 In April 1838 a Voortrekker Commando led by Uys and Maritz set out to recover the livestock Read More →

Armoured Train Incident

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Armoured Train Incident - Churchill Capture Site, Frere Area, KwaZulu-Natal

706 | On the 15th November 1899 Winston Churchill, a war correspondent for the Morning Post persuaded his friend Capt Read More →

Spearman’s Military Cemetery

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Spearman's Military Cemetery, Ladysmith/Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal

714 | On R600 between Ladysmith and Winterton. Near the site of No 4 Stationary Hospital during Gen Sir Redvers Read More →
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Lancaster Hill

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Lancaster Hill, Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal

722 | 11-12 December 1900 The hill overlooking Vryheid was occupied by 900 men of the Lancaster Regt who fortified the Read More →

Birthplace of General Louis Botha

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Birthplace of General Louis Botha, Greytown, KwaZulu-Natal

730 | Born 1862 The eighth of 13 children, Botha was to become the Acting Commandant-General of the ZAR forces, distinguishing Read More →

The Battle of Schuinshoogte

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Battle of Schuinshoogte, Ingogo, KwaZulu Natal

502 | 8th February 1881 Having repulsed the British forces at Laing’s Nek the Transvaal Burghers then started to harass the Read More →

Bhambatha 1906 Police Memorial

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Greytown, KwaZulu Natal

802 | 4 - 5 April 1906 The four Natal Policemen who were killed at Ambush Rock were buried here. There Read More →

Rorke’s Drift Battlefield

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Rorke's Drift Battlefield, Dundee Area, KwaZulu Natal

407 | 22-23 January 1879 After the Battle of Isandlwana the Zulu reserves, along with one regiment of the right horn, Read More →

Petrus Lafras Uys Memorial

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Petrus Lafras Uys Memorial, Kerk Straat, Utrecht, KwaZulu-Natal

415 | Petrus Lafras Uys was one of the original settlers in this area in 1847. He was the first Read More →

Dingane’s Spring

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Dingane's Spring, Ulundi Area, KwaZulu Natal

108 | Take the Mtonjaneni turnoff on R34. A short distance past Mtonjaneni Lodge on the right you will see Read More →

Blood River Battlefield

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Blood River Battlefield, Dundee Area, KwaZulu-Natal

213 | 16 December 1838 On the 16 December 1838 the Zulu Army numbering some 12 000 warriors and led by Read More →

Battle of Willow Grange

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Battle of Willow Grange, Estcourt Area, KwaZulu-Natal

707 | 23 November 1899 Most southern point that a pitched battle was fought between the British and the Boers. Despite Read More →

Chieveley Military Cemetery

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Chieveley Military Cemetery, Colenso Area, KwaZulu-Natal

715 | Site of No 4 Stationary Hospital. Burial place of Field Marshal Lord Roberts's son Lt. Freddie Roberts. Turn Read More →

Capt.Pokrowski Memorial and Wall of Remembrance

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Capt.Pokrowski Memorial and Wall of Remembrance, Utrecht, KwaZulu-Natal

723 | 25 December 1900 25 December 1900. Memorial to Polish officer in the Russian army, who died fighting in a Read More →

Kerkenberg

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Kerkenberg, Olivier’s Hoek Pass Area, Free State

201 | 21st October 1837 The Trekkers reached this site in mid October and stayed through till mid November, sending out Read More →

Platrand

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Platrand, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

705 | "The Platrand is a long hill on the south side of the town. It was a critical Read More →

Fort Mistake

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Fort Mistake, Glencoe Area, KwaZulu Natal

503 | Mkupe Pass on the N11. British signalling post built during the war. On east side of N11 overlooking Read More →

Mome Gorge

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Mome Gorge, Nkandla Area, KwaZulu Natal

803 | 10 June 1906 Scene of the battle that broke the back of Rebellion. 575 rebels and 3 colonial soldiers Read More →

eNtombe Battlefield

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eNtombe Battlefield (Myer's Drift), Paulpietersburg Area, Mpumalanga

408 | 12 March1879 At Myer's Drift on the eNtombe River, in the very early hours in the morning a Zulu Read More →

King Senzangakhona’s Grave

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eMakhosini Opathe Heritage Park, Ulundi, KwaZulu Natal

101 | Senzangakhona, father of King Shaka, Dingane and Mpande. Buried at esiKlebheni, near Mgungundlovu. Site of the repository of Read More →

Grave of Piet Retief

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Grave of Piet Retief, Ulundi Area, KwaZulu-Natal

214 | Piet Retief and his party were executed here on the orders of King Dingane. The Memorial is near Read More →

Clouston Koppie of Remembrance & Battle of Colenso

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Clouston Koppie of Remembrance, Colenso, KwaZulu-Natal

708 | 15 December1899 Gen Sir Redvers Buller's first attempt to cross the Thukela River and relieve Ladysmith met with disaster Read More →

Vaalkrans Battlefield

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Vaalkrans Battlefield, Ladysmith/Winterton Area, KwaZulu-Natal

716 | 5-7 February 1900 Fourth unsuccessful attempt by Gen. Buller to relieve Ladysmith. Scene of the British feint movement on Read More →

Blood River Poort Battlefield

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Blood River Poort Battlefield, Vryheid/Utrecht Area, KwaZulu-Natal

724 | 17 September 1901 Battle fought during Gen Louis Botha's second invasion of Natal. A British Squadron attacked a scouting Read More →

Sooilaager

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Sooilaager, Loskop Station Area, KwaZulu-Natal

209 | 19th June to 1838 Maritz built a defensive laager using sods to build a wall underneath the wagons. It Read More →

The Grave of Marthinus Oosthuyse

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The Grave of Marthinus Oosthuyse, Winterton Area, KwaZulu-Natal

217 | 17 February 1838 Marthinus became one of the heroes of the Trek when on the 17th February 1838, at Read More →

The Battle of Majuba

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The Battle of Majuba, Newcastle Area, KwaZulu Natal

504 | Sunday 27th February 1881 On the night of Saturday 26th February the British Gen. Sir George Pomeroy Colley occupied Read More →