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Alcockspruit Destination Guide

Delve into Alcockspruit in South Africa

Alcockspruit in the region of KwaZulu-Natal is a city in South Africa - some 187 mi or ( 301 km ) South-East of Pretoria , the country's capital .

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Current time in Alcockspruit is now 09:11 PM (Sunday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Johannesburg " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Maseru, Hlotse, Mbabane, Manzini, and Verdriet. While being here, make sure to check out Maseru . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Alcockspruit ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Ntshingwayo Dam

Ntshingwayo Dam (previously known as Chelmsford Dam) is a combined gravity & arch type dam locted on the Ingagane River in South Africa. It was established in 1961 and serves mainly for municipal and industrial use. The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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Located at -27.95 29.95 (Lat./Long.); Less than 7 km away
Tags: Dams completed in 1961, Dams in South Africa

Chelmsford Nature Reserve

Chelmsford Nature Reserve, also known as Chelmsford Dam Nature Reserve is situated on the Ngagane River, which is situated some 70 kilometres north of Ladysmith, in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

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Located at -27.96 29.91 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: Protected areas of KwaZulu-Natal

Ncandu Falls

Ncandu Falls is a waterfall in the Ncandu River in Northern KwaZulu Natal, in South Africa close to the town of Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Located at -27.85 29.84 (Lat./Long.); Less than 17 km away
Tags: Waterfalls of South Africa

Battle of Talana Hill

The Battle of Talana Hill, also known as the Battle of Glencoe, was the first major clash of the Second Boer War. A frontal attack by British infantry supported by artillery drove Boers from a hilltop position, but the British suffered heavy casualties in the process, including their commanding general Sir William Penn Symons.

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Located at -28.11 30.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 30 km away
Tags: 1899 in South Africa, Battles of the Second Boer War, Conflicts in 1899, History of KwaZulu-Natal, King's Royal Rifle Corps, KwaZulu-Natal

Penn Symons

Major-General Sir William Penn Symons KCB (17 July 1843 – 23 October 1899) was a British Army officer who was mortally wounded as he commanded his forces at the Battle of Talana Hill during the Second Boer War. Whilst his forces won the battle they had to abandon their position and fall back to Ladysmith. Symons and the more severely wounded were left to the Boers; he died three days later as a prisoner of war. A monument to his valour was raised in Victoria Park, Saltash, Cornwall, UK.

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Located at -28.11 30.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 30 km away
Tags: 1843 births, 1899 deaths, British Army generals, British Army personnel of the Anglo-Zulu War, British Army personnel of the Second Boer War, British military personnel killed in the Second Boer War, British military personnel of the Third Anglo-Burmese War, British military personnel of the Tirah Campaign, British prisoners of war, Graduates of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath, People from Cornwall, Second Boer War prisoners of war, South Wales Borderers officers