Spion Kop (mountain)

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Spion Kop
Highest point
Elevation 1,460 m (4,790 ft) [1]
Listing List of mountains in South Africa
Coordinates 28°39′0″S 29°30′59″E / 28.65000°S 29.51639°E / -28.65000; 29.51639Coordinates: 28°39′0″S 29°30′59″E / 28.65000°S 29.51639°E / -28.65000; 29.51639
Spion Kop is located in KwaZulu-Natal
Spion Kop
Spion Kop
Location in KwaZulu-Natal
Location KwaZulu-Natal
Parent range Drakensberg
First ascent Unknown

Spion Kop (Afrikaans: Spioenkop) is a mountain in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It is located near the town of Ladysmith, 27 km to the WSW and about 2.5 km to the north of the Spioenkop Dam, a reservoir for the waters of the Tugela River.


This mountain has historical significance. Its hilltop was the site of the Battle of Spion Kop (one of the most important battles of the Boer Wars) from 23 to 24 January 1900.[2] near the Tugela River, Natal in South Africa

Spion Kop Nature Reserve is located beneath the southern side of this mountain.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Google Earth
  2. ^ Oliver Ransford (1971). Battle Of Spion Kop. London: John Murray. 
  3. ^ Spion Kop Nature Reserve

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