Top 10: South African War/Anglo-Boer war sites

Horse Memorial The Horse Memorial in Cape Road, Port Elizabeth

1 Majuba Hill

The first Anglo-Boer War ended in 1881 with a Boer victory at the Battle of Majuba Hill. more

2 The Siege of Kimberley

A number of battles in the South African War (also known as the second Anglo-Boer War) were fought in the Kimberley area, while the town itself was held under siege for 124 days. more

3 The Siege of Ladysmith

Ladysmith is a gateway to a number of battle sites, not least of all the Battle of Spioenkop, which relieved the protracted siege of Ladysmith in the South African War. more

4 Talana Museum, Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal

This excellent museum covers not only the Anglo-Boer Wars, but also the Anglo-Zulu Wars of the area.

5 National Women’s Memorial and Anglo-Boer War Museum, Bloemfontein, Free State

This memorial commemorates the 26000 Boer women and children who died in the British concentration camps during the second South African War. more

6 Mahikeng, North West

Another town under siege in the South African War, Mafiheng (previously known as Mafikeng) has a number of magnificent tales to tell. more

7 The Battlefields Route

The Battlefields Route in the Free State province takes history buffs on a journey through the areas where fierce fighting waged between the British and Boers at the start of the 20th century. more

8 Melrose House, Pretoria

British commanders Lords Roberts and Kitchener both resided in this house during the second Anglo-Boer War. The Treaty of Vereeniging, which ended the war, was signed in the dining room. It was later bought by Prime Minister Jan Smuts and moved to Pretoria.

9 The Horse Memorial, Port Elizabeth

The role of the horse in the South African War is honoured at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth. more

10 The Battle of Magersfontein, Northern Cape

The Boers beat the British at the Battle of Magersfontein in 1899. You can still visit this evocative battlefield near Kimberley, where a lone ghost piper is said to still play. more