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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 →

Hlobane Battlefield

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Hlobane Battlefield, Vryheid Area, KwaZulu-Natal

409 | 28 March 1879 In the early hours of 28 March 1879 two British columns mounted an attack on the Read More →

Khambula Battlefield

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Kambula Battlefield, Vryheid Area, KwaZulu Natal

410 | 29 March 1879 On the29 March 1879 some 22 000 Zulu warriors attacked the fortified British position at Khambula Read More →

Gingindlovu Battlefield

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Gingindlovu Battlefield, Eshowe Area, KwaZulu Natal

411 | 2 April 1879 In the early morning the Zulu Army attacked Lt Gen. Lord Chelmsford's relief column en route Read More →

Prince Imperial Memorial

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Prince Imperial Memorial, Nqutu area, KwaZulu-Natal

412 | 1 June 1879 Louis Napoleon, the Prince Imperial of France, then exiled in Britain, begged Queen Victoria to allow Read More →

Ulundi Battlefield

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Ulundi Battlefield, Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal

413 | 4 July 1879 On the 4 July 1879 Lt Gen. Lord Chelmsford crossed the White Mfolozi River and advanced Read More →

La Route du Prince Imperial

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KwaZulu Natal

413 | La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon, launched on 1 June 1996 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

O’Neil’s Cottage

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O'Neill's Cottage, Newcastle Area, KwaZulu Natal

505 | During the Transvaal War of Independence 1880-81 the cottage, home of Eugene O'Neill, which lay in “no mans Read More →

Fort Amiel Museum

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Fort Amiel, 4 Fort Street, Amiel Park, Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal

506 | Fort Amiel was opened as the Cultural History Museum of Newcastle in 1990 at the restored British military Read More →

Mount Prospect Cemetery

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Mount Prospect Cemetery, Newcastle Area, KwaZulu Natal

507 | This is the site of the British camp and Military Cemetery during the Transvaal War of Independence 1880-81 Read More →

King Cetshwayo’s Grave

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Mome Area of Nkandla, KwaZulu Natal

601 | After his defeat by Zibhebhu kaMapitha at the Battle of Ondini on 21st July 1883 Cetshwayo fled and Read More →

Battle of Tshaneni

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Battle of Tshaneni (Ghost Mountain), Pongola Area, KwaZulu Natal

602 | 5 June 1884 A major battle of the war where the uSuthu, supported by the Boers under Lukas Meyer, Read More →

Battle of Ondini

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Battle of Ondini, Ulundi Area, KwaZulu-Natal

603 | At the beginning of 1883, Cetshwayo returned to Zululand, rebuilding his Ondini home close by the previous one. 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 →

Elandslaagte Battlefield

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Elandslaagte Battlefield, Glencoe/Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

702 | 21 October 1899 The Boers occupied the railway Station on the 20th October and early the following morning a Read More →

Ladysmith Siege Museum

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151 Murchison Street, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

703 | Acclaimed as one of the best Anglo Boer War museums in South Africa, its displays on the famous Read More →

Wagon Hill Battle Site

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Wagon Hill Battle Site, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

704 | Battle of Wagon Hill 6th January 1900 The Battle of Wagon Hill and Caesar's Camp was fought on 6th 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Battle of Colenso 15th December 1899 – Gun Sites

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Battle of Colenso Gun Sites, Colenso, KwaZulu-Natal

709 | 15th December 1899 In the early stages of the Battle of Colenso, Co.l Long advanced his gun battery to Read More →

Ambleside Military Cemetery

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Ambleside Military Cemetery, Colenso, KwaZulu-Natal

710 | Burial site of soldiers of the 5th Irish Brigade, killed in Battle of Colenso. The Irish Brigade had Read More →

Battle of iNthabamnyama

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Battle of iNthabamnyama, Bergville Area, KwaZulu-Natal

711 | 20 - 22 January 1900 In an attempt to turn the Boer right flank Lieut. Gen Sir Charles Read More →

Rangeworthy Military Cemetery

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Rangeworthy Military Cemetery, Bergville/Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

712 | Situated below iNtabamnyama Battlefield. Many of the men who lost their lives in the above and below actions Read More →

Spion Kop Battlefield

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Spioenkop/Spion Kop Battlefield, Bergville Area, KwaZulu-Natal

713 | 24 January 1900 Certainly the most futile and bloodiest of five battles fought in an effort to relieve Ladysmith. 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 →

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 →

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 →