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Explore Agatha in South Africa

Agatha in the region of KwaZulu-Natal is a town in South Africa - some 232 mi or ( 373 km ) South-East of Pretoria , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Agatha is now 06:37 AM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Johannesburg " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Mokhotlong, Maseru, Mbabane, Manzini, and Lobamba. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Mokhotlong . Where to go and what to see in Agatha ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Nquthu Local Municipality

Nquthu Local Municipality is an administrative area in the Umzinyathi District of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Nquthu is an isiZulu name meaning "the back of the head". Isandlwana, the site of the historic Anglo-Zulu war battle which took place on 22 January 1879, is a well known tourist destination worldwide.

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Located at -28.21 30.68 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Local Municipalities of Umzinyathi

Battle of Isandlwana

The Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 was the first major encounter in the Anglo–Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Eleven days after the British commenced their invasion of Zululand in South Africa, a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British, colonial and native troops and perhaps 400 civilians.

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Located at -28.36 30.65 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: 1879 in South Africa, Battles involving the United Kingdom, Battles of the Anglo-Zulu War, Conflicts in 1879, History of KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal, Military history of South Africa

Battle of Blood River

The Battle of Blood River is the name given for the battle fought between 470 Voortrekkers led by Andries Pretorius, and an estimated 10,000–15,000 Zulu attackers on the bank of the Ncome River on 16 December 1838, in what is today KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Casualties amounted to three thousand of king Dingane's soldiers dead, including two Zulu princes competing with prince Mpande for the Zulu throne. Three Trekker commando members were lightly wounded, including Pretorius himself.

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Located at -28.11 30.54 (Lat./Long.); Less than 23 km away
Tags: 1838 in South Africa, 19th century in Africa, Battles involving the Zulu, Conflicts in 1838, Great Trek, History of KwaZulu-Natal, Military history of South Africa

Battle of Magango

The Battle of Magango was fought in 1840 between Zulu and Boer forces at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:28|23|0.13|S|30|54|59.13|E|type:event |primary |name= }}. The Zulus were led by King Dingane. The Boers were victorious.

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Located at -28.38 30.92 (Lat./Long.); Less than 26 km away
Tags: History of South Africa

Oscarberg

The Oscarberg is the name given by Reverend Otto Witt to a large hill 350 yards to the southeast (and rear) of the two buildings which formed the station at the 1879 Battle of Rorke's Drift. The Zulus called the hill Shiyane, or "The Eyebrow.

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Located at -28.36 30.55 (Lat./Long.); Less than 27 km away
Tags: Geography of KwaZulu-Natal, Hills of South Africa