Ambleside Military Cemetery

Burial site of soldiers of the 5th Irish Brigade, killed in Battle of Colenso. The Irish Brigade had been detailed to cross the Thukela River well up stream of the town and the Doornkopspruit and to swing right to roll up the Boer line. However they were mislead by their guide and ended up in a loop of the Thukela. They came under devastating small arms fire from the Boers lining the river on the north bank.

Take Weenen/Colenso road from R103 (approaching from Estcourt) and turn left to Winterton. Follow signs. There is no on site information and the use of a Guide is recommended to enhance the experience of the site.

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