KwaZulu-Natal and The Kruger National Park 2009. - Battlefields

After leaving The Drakensburg we stopped at at two of the battlefields near Ladysmith - Spionkop and Wagon Hill. We had intended visting Rorke's Drift, Isandlwana and Blood RIver on our way back from the Kruger to Richmond but we had to change our plans (see the Arathusa page for more details!)

Spionkop.

Link with more information about the battle. (This will open in a new window)

2 views from the top of Spionkop.

There are several monuments and graves on the top of Spionkop.

There were lots of flycatchers perched on bushes on the lookout for food, and some very colourful aloes.

We then visited Wagon Hill (also called The Platrand or Ceasar's Camp) overlooking Ladysmith, the site of a significant siege during the Anglo-Boer war.

Link to site with more information about the siege. (this will open in a new window)

Some of the monuments and sites above Ladysmith.

1. Richmond
2. Beaches
3. Royal Natal, Drakensburg Mountains
4. Battlefields
5. Kruger National Park
6. Arathusa Safari Lodge, Sabie Sands, Kruger
Diana's diary

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