Elandslaagte

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Elandslaagte
Elandslaagte is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Elandslaagte
Elandslaagte
Elandslaagte is located in South Africa
Elandslaagte
Elandslaagte
Coordinates: 28°24′29″S 29°57′29″E / 28.408°S 29.958°E / -28.408; 29.958Coordinates: 28°24′29″S 29°57′29″E / 28.408°S 29.958°E / -28.408; 29.958
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceKwaZulu-Natal
DistrictUthukela
MunicipalityAlfred Duma
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
2900

Elandslaagte is farming and coal-mining centre some 26 km north-east of Ladysmith. Afrikaans for 'elands flat', it was the scene of the Battle of Elandslaagte, one of the first battles of the Second Anglo-Boer War, on 21 October 1899. Monuments have been erected to the fallen on both sides[1], including the Dutch Corps Monument. The Dutch Corps Monument was destroyed in 2014.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 153. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  2. ^ Northern Natal Courier, 6 Nov. 2014