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7 | The South African / Anglo Boer War 1899 – 1902

Talana Museum, Battlefield and Heritage Park

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

701 | 20 October 1899 The first major Battle of the War between the British and the Boers. The Boers occupied 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 →

Battle of uThukela (Tugela) Heights

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Battle of Thukela Heights, Colenso/Ladysmith Area, KwaZulu-Natal

717 | 12-28 February 1900 In a massive combined operation General Buller's troops fought numerous battles on the south bank of Read More →

Helpmekaar Battlesite

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Helpmekaar Cemetery, Helpmekaar, KwaZulu-Natal

718 | 13 May 1900 British forces broke through the Boer line in Biggarsberg Resulting in the British recapturing Dundee. The Read More →

Botha’s Pass Battlefield

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Botha's Pass Battlefield, Newcastle Area. KwaZulu-Natal

719 | 8 June 1900 On 8 June 1900 Gen Buller advanced some 22 000 men and 26 guns against General Read More →

Alleman’s Nek Battlefield

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Alleman's Nek Battlefield, Volksrust Area, Mpumalanga

720 | This was the battle where the British forces under Gen. Buller finally broke through the Boer forces and Read More →

Scheepersnek Battlefield

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Scheepersnek Battlefield, Vryheid Area, KwaZulu-Natal

721 | 20 May 1900 75 Swaziland Police and Vryheid burghers were stationed here. During a church service a Squadron of 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 →

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 →

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 →

Mount Itala Battlefield

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Mount Itala Battlefield, Babanango/Nkandla Area , KwaZulu-Natal

725 | 25-26 September 1901 The British position consisted of sangars on the summit of the hill manned by about 80 Read More →

Fort Prospect

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Fort Prospect, Babanango Area, KwaZulu-Natal

726 | 26 September 1901 This outpost was manned by 82 British Soldiers but were forewarned of the pending Boer attack Read More →

Holkrans Battlefield

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Holkrans Battlefield, Vryheid Area, KwaZulu-Natal

727 | 6 May 1902 Louis Botha's Commandos desperate for food began raiding local Zulus' cattle and crops. The abaQulusi community Read More →

British Soldiers Memorial

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British Soldiers Memorial, Volksrust, Mpumalanga

728 | The Cross shaped Memorial in honour of British Soldiers who died during battles around Volksrust, and Amersfoort areas Read More →

Concentration Camp Memorial

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Joubert Road, Volksrust, Mpumalanga

729 | In the Volksrust town square adjacent to the municipal buildings is a Memorial Statue and wall of Remembrance 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 →