On Demand Tour: Boer War – Spion Kop – 1900

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5 out of 5 stars (based on 12 reviews)


Battlefield Guide – Spencer Jones
Tour Manager – Dan Hill

Tour length about 75 min

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In January 1900 British forces in Natal launched a new offensive to break through the Boer lines and relieve the besieged garrison at Ladysmith.

In the early hours of 24th January British soldiers stormed the commanding heights of Spion Kop – ‘Spy Hill’ – and dug in. Recognizing the importance of the heights, the Boers immediately rushed up reinforcements to reclaim the lost ground. The stage was set for what some historians believe was the bloodiest single day of the Boer War. After a full day of relentless combat under a scorching sun, a series of tragic errors eventually led to the British abandoning their position under cover of darkness.

This Virtual Tour will take you into the rugged hills of Natal to study the bitter fighting for the summit of Spion Kop – an area which became known as the ‘acre of massacre’.

12 reviews for On Demand Tour: Boer War – Spion Kop – 1900

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Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2022

Excellently presented and engaging tour of Spion Kop in the Boer War. The description and intensity of the battle was greatly enhanced by the use of Google Maps, video footage from the location and from first hand accounts and contemporary photographs.
Thoroughly recommended and great way to spend a Sunday evening.

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Dave Clark
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Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2022

Very interesting and the presentation allows a far better interpretation of the battles than even an on-site visit.
Excellent and knowledgeable presentation. Thank you.

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Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2022

Another brilliant tour, looking forward to the next one. Full subscription is money very well spent.

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Eddie Muir
Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2022

Spencer aided by Dan always delivers a brilliant tour. His ability to speak without apparently using any notes is remarkable, The use of eyewitness accounts is very clever and adds considerably to the information and is the nearest one can get to how the men felt all those years ago.
highly ecommended.

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David Snape
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Rated 5 out of 5
April 24, 2022

Love it as always. Great guide. Fantastic info. Graphics are just THE thing that makes this so unique & always worth seeing even if you were a seasoned battlefield tourer. You always learn so much from the perspectives

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Andy Mullen