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Vlakfontein is located in South Africa
 Vlakfontein shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 25°35′S 30°11′E / 25.58°S 30.19°E / -25.58; 30.19Coordinates: 25°35′S 30°11′E / 25.58°S 30.19°E / -25.58; 30.19
Country South Africa
Province Mpumalanga
District Nkangala
Municipality Emakhazeni
Postal code (street) 1829
PO box 1821

Vlakfontein is a small settlement in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. During the Second Boer War it was the site of a guerrilla action against the British forces where a Victoria Cross was awarded to William John English of the Scottish Horse for conspicuous gallantry.[1]


  1. ^ Harris, J. D. "The other Vlakfontein: An action in the Anglo-Boer War, 3 July 1901" 9 (6). South African Military history journal.