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- Majuba Hill
- Alt Name:
- South Africa
- Boer Wars
- 1800AD - 1899AD
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about Majuba Hill
Majuba Hill in South Africa was the final battlefield of the First Anglo-Boer War. Sometimes known as the Transvaal War, the First Anglo-Boer War was an approximately year-long conflict in which the Boers rejected British annexation of the Transvaal region of South Africa.
Approximately 400 British soldiers, made up of the 58th Regiment and the 92nd Highlanders and led by Major-General Sir George Pomeroy Colley, had occupied Majuba Hill in early 1881. On 27 February 1881 at the Boers defeated the British in battle, effectively ending the war. Colley himself had been killed together with almost half of the force.
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Address: Majuba Hill, Route N11, Charleston, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Phone: Contact local tourist office
Majuba Hill is located in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province off Route N11, around 40km north of the city of Newcastle, South Africa. Newcastle is located approximately 300km southeast of Johannesburg along the N3 and around 350km northwest of Durban along the N3 and N11. Several tour companies travel to Majuba Hill. Prices vary.
Majuba Hill is open daily, 7am-5pm. Entry costs approximately 10 ZAR per vehicle or 4 ZAR per adult.
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