23-24 January 1900

The battle of Spioenkop was fought on the hilltop of Spioenkop, along the Tugela River approx 38km west-south-west of Ladysmith throughout 23-24 January 1900.

The battle was fought during the Anglo-Boer War between the South African Republic and the Orange Free State on the one side and the British forces on the other side, during a campaign to relieve Ladysmith.

It resulted in a British defeat.

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