Spion Kop (mountain)

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Spion Kop
Highest point
Elevation1,460 m (4,790 ft)[1]
ListingList of mountains in South Africa
Coordinates28°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
Parent rangeDrakensberg
First ascentUnknown

Spion Kop (Afrikaans: Spioenkop, Afrikaans pronunciation: [spiˈunkɔp]) 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. ISBN 9780719519147.
  3. ^ Spion Kop Nature Reserve

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