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Discover Colenso in South Africa

Colenso in the region of KwaZulu-Natal is a town located in South Africa - some 230 mi or ( 370 km ) South-East of Pretoria , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Colenso

Local time in Colenso is now 05:31 PM (Tuesday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Johannesburg " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Qacha's Nek, Mokhotlong, Maseru, Hlotse, and Butha-Buthe. When in this area, you might want to check out Qacha's Nek . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Colenso ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Hilltop Camp - KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

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Interesting facts about this location

Relief of Ladysmith

When the Second Boer War broke out on 11 October 1899, the Boers had a numeric superiority within Southern Africa. They quickly invaded the British territory and laid siege to Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking. Britain meanwhile transported thousands of troops both from the United Kingdom itself and from elsewhere in the Empire and by the time the siege of Ladysmith had been lifted, had a huge numeric superiority.

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Located at -28.73 29.82 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Battle honours of the British Army, Battle honours of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, Battle honours of the Rifle Brigade, Battles of the Second Boer War, Conflicts in 1900, History of KwaZulu-Natal

Battle of Colenso

The Battle of Colenso was the third and final battle fought during the Black Week of the Second Boer War. It was fought between British and Boer forces from the independent South African Republic and Orange Free State in and around Colenso, Natal, South Africa on 15 December 1899. Inadequate preparation and reconnaissance, and uninspired leadership led to a heavy, and in some respects humiliating, British defeat.

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Located at -28.73 29.82 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: 1899 in South Africa, Battles of the Second Boer War, Conflicts in 1899, History of KwaZulu-Natal, History of South Africa

Battle of the Tugela Heights

The Battle of Tugela (or Thukela) Heights, consisted of a series of military actions lasting from 14 February through 27 February 1900 in which General Sir Redvers Buller's British army forced Louis Botha's Boer army to lift the Siege of Ladysmith during the Second Boer War.

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Located at -28.68 29.83 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Tags: Battle honours of the British Army, Battles of the Second Boer War, Conflicts in 1900, History of KwaZulu-Natal

Gerrit Maritz

Gert (Gerrit) Maritz (1798 – 23 September 1838) was a Voortrekker pioneer and leader. {{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}}

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Located at -28.85 29.84 (Lat./Long.); Less than 12 km away
Tags: 1798 births, 1838 deaths, Afrikaner people, Great Trek, History of KwaZulu-Natal, People from the Eastern Cape, South African people of Dutch descent, White South African people

Siege of Ladysmith

The Siege of Ladysmith was a protracted engagement in the Second Boer War, taking place between 30 October 1899 and 28 February 1900 at Ladysmith, Natal.

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Located at -28.56 29.78 (Lat./Long.); Less than 20 km away
Tags: 1899 in South Africa, Battles of the Second Boer War, Conflicts in 1899, Conflicts in 1900, Histories of cities in South Africa, History of KwaZulu-Natal, Sieges of the Second Boer War