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Roosboom Destination Guide

Discover Roosboom in South Africa

Roosboom in the region of KwaZulu-Natal is a place located in South Africa - some 221 mi or ( 355 km ) South-East of Pretoria , the country's capital .

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Local time in Roosboom is now 07:08 AM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Johannesburg " with a UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Teyateyaneng, Qacha's Nek, Mokhotlong, Maseru, and Hlotse. When in this area, you might want to check out Teyateyaneng . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Roosboom ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Battle of Vaal Krantz

The Battle of Vaal Krantz (5 February to 7 February 1900) was the third failed attempt by General Redvers Buller's British army to fight its way past Louis Botha's army of Boer irregulars and lift the Siege of Ladysmith. The battle occurred during the Second Boer War.

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Located at -28.67 29.62 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: 1900 in South Africa, Battles of the Second Boer War, Conflicts in 1900, History of KwaZulu-Natal, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)

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 10 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

Battle of Ladysmith

The Battle of Ladysmith was one of the early engagements of the Second Boer War. A large British force which had concentrated at the garrison town of Ladysmith launched a sortie on 30 October 1899, against Boer armies which were slowly surrounding the town. The result was a disaster for the British. The main body was driven back into the town, and an isolated detachment of 800 men was forced to surrender to Commandant De Wet.

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Located at -28.56 29.78 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: 1899 in South Africa, Battles of the Second Boer War, Conflicts in 1899, Conflicts in 1900, History of KwaZulu-Natal

Qedusizi Dam

Qedusizi Dam is a earth-fill type dam located on the Klip River in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa near the city of Ladysmith. It was established in 1998 and serves mainly for flood storage/flood diversion purposes (regulation measures). The hazard potential of the dam has been ranked high (3).

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Located at -28.54 29.74 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: Dams completed in 1998, Dams in 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 12 km away
Tags: Battle honours of the British Army, Battles of the Second Boer War, Conflicts in 1900, History of KwaZulu-Natal