Spioenkop Battlefield

Scene of the most futile, certainly the bloodiest, of the four battles fought in an effort to relieve Ladysmith. Spioenkop was captured but later abandoned as it was dominated by Boer fire.

Zulu History

Zulu History

The Zulu ancestors first settled in Zululand in the late 17 century in the valley of the Mhlathuze...

The Voortrekkers

The Voortrekkers

The introduction of British rule in the Cape Colony after 1806 resulted in wide spread...

Vaalkrans Battlefield

Vaalkrans Battlefield

The scene of the third unsuccessful attempt by Gen. Buller, which was then abandoned because of...

Battle of Tugela Heights

Battle of Tugela Heights

General Buller's fourth attempt was successful. It began on 14 February and during the next few...

Siege of Ladysmith

Siege of Ladysmith

General Joubert's force of about 20 000 men, slowly but surely advanced on Ladysmith and placed...

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