Pioneers to progress
South African War/Anglo-Boer war sites
1Majuba Hill, KwaZulu-Natal
2Kimberley, Northern Cape
4Talana Museum, Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal
This excellent museum covers not only the Anglo-Boer Wars, but also the Anglo-Zulu Wars of the area.
5National Women’s Memorial and Anglo-Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein, Free State
This memorial commemorates the 26 000 Boer women and children who died in the British concentration camps during the second Anglo-Boer War.
6Mafikeng, North West Province
Another town under siege in the second Anglo-Boer War, Mafikeng has a number of magnificent tales to tell.
7Battlefields Route, Mpumalanga
Has a Boer-War route with sites such as the Witbank colliery where Churchill hid after his escape from Pretoria; Lydenburg where the Battle of Long Tom Pass took place; and Belfast – the site of a concentration camp and cemetery.
8Melrose House, Pretoria
British commanders Lords Roberts and Kitchener both resided in this mansion during the second Anglo-Boer War. The Treaty of Vereeniging, which ended the war, was signed in the dining room.
9Horse Memorial, Port Elizabeth
The role of the horse in the second Anglo-Boer War is honoured at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.
10Fort Klapperkop Military Museum, Pretoria, Gauteng
A well-preserved fort detailing South Africa’s military history until the end of Anglo-Boer War.