Anglo-Boer War

The Siege of Ladysmith

In the late afternoon of Monday 30th November 1899 the Boer Forces cut the telegraph line and the rail line into Ladysmith from the south. The dusty little town of tin houses that was to become "famous to the uttermost ends of the world" was besieged. A siege that was to last 118 days until 28th February 1900.

Several battles were fought to relieve the town, the more famous being Colenso, Spoienkop, and Tugela Heights, while several actions took place to defend the town the most memorable being the Battles of Wagon Hill and Caesar's Camp. And not to be forgotten the Churchill Capture site.

Our tours also include the fascinating Siege Museum in Ladysmith, a must for anyone interested in this campaign.

For enquiries contact Anthony Coleman.

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