Tag: South Africa

Spioenkop Battlesite South Africa

Spioenkop (lookout, or spy hill), or SpionkopĀ  as it is frequently, but incorrectly spelled, is another of the better known battlesites that litter the South African Battlefield Route. It is locatedĀ  about 20 miles southeast of Ladysmith, and was fought as part of the British attempts to break the Siege of Ladysmith that took place between 30 October 1899 and… Read more →

Talana Hill Heritage Park and Battlesite, South Africa

The first stop on the battlefield leg of my 2013 tour of southern Africa was Ladysmith, partly because of proximity, but partly because the Siege of Ladysmith was one of the most iconic episodes of the early part of the 2nd Boer War. The only thing worth seeing as a casual visitor was the Ladysmith Siege Museum. Dundee on the… Read more →