Blood River Poort Battlefield

17 September 1901

Battle fought during Gen Louis Botha’s second invasion of Natal. A British Squadron attacked a scouting party of Boers only to be attacked themselves by the main body of Boers. 16 British Officers and 273 men killed or captured along with 3 guns in 10mins.

Turn off R34 from Utrecht to Vryheid on to D251(sign posted) after 8Kms sign post and turn left at farm drive along farm road to graves, which are situated on extreme right of road. There is no on site information so the use of a Guide is recommended to enhance the experience of the site.

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