The Burgher Monument

The Burgher Monument

The Burgher Monument, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

06 | In the middle of the Platrand overlooking Ladysmith is the Burgher Memorial. Unveiled in 1979 in honour of 781 Burghers who died during battles in Natal during the Anglo Boer War. The group of massive hands, six reaching…

Caesar’s Camp

Caesar’s Camp, Platrand, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

01 | 6th Jan 1900 Around 2h45 on the 6th January 1900 the Heidelberg Kommando stormed the eastern end of the Platrand known as Caesar’s Camp which was defended by the 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment and the Kings Royal Rifles….

Wagon Hill on Platrand

Wagon Hill, Platrand, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

08 | 6th Jan 1900 Around 2:45 am on the 6th January Free State Commandos, led by Zacharias de Jager attacked Wagon Hill and were successful in forcing the piquets of the Imperial Mounted Infantry back from the brow of…

Wagon Point on Platrand

Wagon Point, Platrand, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal

09 | 6th Jan 1900 Around midday Commandant de Villiers and his men attacked the gun position at Wagon Point, trying to turn the British line, initially forcing the British back but Col Hamilton was close at hand and accompanied…