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20 October 1899

The first major Battle of the War between the British and the Boers. The Boers occupied Talana Hill during the night of the 19th and early the following morning when the mist lifted they shelled British camp on the opposite side of the town. The British retaliated and drove Boers off Talana Hill, suffering significant causalities, including their commanding officer, Maj Gen Sir William Penn-Symons. Faced with a major threat by the advancing main Boer army, the British evacuated the town 2 days later.

Self Guided trail, Toilets, Restaurant, and Curio Shop. Just outside town on Dundee/Vryheid Road.