Anglo-Boer War Battlefields Tour - Edition 1 - Page 7

Day 8 Destination: Dundee …………………………………………………………………………… We experience another day in the Battlefields. Day 9 Destination: Dundee - Ladysmith …………………………………………………………………………… Ladysmith is located on the banks of KwaZulu-Natal's Klip River. Proclaimed in 1850, it was named after the Spanish wife of Sir Harry Smith. It became a prosperous staging- post for fortunehunters en route to the Transvaal gold- fields and diamond discoveries at Kimberley. Ladysmith made world headlines at the end of the 19th century when it was besieged for 118 days during the most crucial stage of the Anglo-Boer/South African War. Its historic heritage is its main claim to fame, with many fascinating sites to discover. Visit the Bhurger Memorial, Casto & Pollux as well as the Battlefield of Platrand.