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A Memorable Visit

This is an experience not to be missed. It’s one of those places which will live in the mind, We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fascinating Tour but very moving

We were staying at Three Tree Hill Lodge who specialise in arranging the guided tour of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
R600 | Spionkop Lodge, Ladysmith 3370, South Africa
+27 36 488 1404
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an experience not to be missed. It’s one of those places which will live in the mind, We were lucky to have Raymond Heron to help us to understand it,

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davidcQ4681YX
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at Three Tree Hill Lodge who specialise in arranging the guided tour of the Anglo-Boer War Battle of Spioen Kop site. Our guide was Ron Gold who was just excellent in terms of his knowledge and delivery and brought the whole sad...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MartinC209
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

We had a guide from Spion Kop Lodge, who not only gave us a detailed history of the events leading up to the battle, but also took us in his 4x4 to access the hill and battlefield, which s not easy to find, and not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AndyLFC_9
Reviewed January 29, 2019

A reminder of a tragic battle with many lives lost for little gain. Liverpools' "The Kop" comes from here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SanSafaris
Reviewed January 29, 2019

no information given at entrance so all the numbered pointers on the ‘walk’ were meaningless as you had no idea of what happened where and when. the plaques at the monument gave some information but you really need an explanatory sheet to fully appreciate place.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank karenm256
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

The information sheet handed out at the entrance to this site was thorough yet concise. Signage at the start of the self guided tour gives a good summary of the battle and the walk around the site explains the actions in more detail. The "path"...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Orlamunde
Reviewed October 27, 2018

This battle took place on top of the hill with great views over the surrounding country, which is why it was strategically important. A thick cable marks the trail round the site and there are good display boards which explain what happened during the course...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank sandylindsay
Reviewed October 17, 2018

On top of a hill with commanding views of the countryside, one of the reasons a battle took place here, and it makes you think of why. The background history and detail of the battle is well explained on the leaflet provided on entry. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Kevin S
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic self guided leaflet taking round key sites on hilltop. Reached by unmade up road of about 5 miles. Entrance paid for by uk MOD

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Do not be afraid of the 5k dirt road correctly sign posted only 4 k off the motorway, it all adds to the atmosphere. We were lucky enough to go on a super sunny day with unreal 360 degree views from this excellent vantage point...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank HTTcyclist
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February 5, 2019|
Response from Orlamunde | Reviewed this property |
No you don't need a 4x4. We did it in a Ford Fiesta! The road gets very steep towards the top, but it's doable. Don't be daunted!
December 15, 2018|
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Response from ernstuken | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sandra, The entire site is not wheelchair friendly, but the drive to the top has been greatly improved. Going there is an experience in itself and well worth undertaking. The information shown on a wall is of significant... More