19 May Mount Alice – Spionkop (Anglo Boer War) – Gen. Buller’s HQ
Mount Alice was the Head Quarters of General Redvers Buller over his attempt to cross the Tugela River and storm Spionkop, controlled by the Boers. The battle took place 23-24 January 1900 and resulted in another setback by Buller when his forces were forced to withdraw. Their next attempt, which also failed was at Vaalkrans between 5 February 1900 and 7 February 1900. This album has monuments commemorating the battles on the crest of Mount Alice which had a birds eye view over the Tugela, Spionkop and Vaalkrans. The sight has a diorama, monument to Buller and also overlooks Potgieter’s Bridge over the Tugela.
A visit to Spionkop Lodge and battlefield tour by Raymond or Alastair Heron to the local battle sights is a real treat : Reservations: 0826754490 or Lynette :082-5730224/ email@example.com