SpionKop Lodge is set against the backdrop of the majestic Drakensburg Mountains, on the Kwazulu-Natal battlefields route.
Midway between Johannesburg and Durban the farm is adjacent to the Spion Kop dam and nature reserve. This 700-hectare game farm is the perfect base from which to explore the battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War. Not to mention the amazing berg, bush and birds.
The turn-of-the-century farmhouse, originally headquarters to General Sir Redvers Buller, Commander-in-chief of the British Forces, has been beautifully restored in Natal Colonial style and the converted barn is where you’ll relax over dining hours, taking in spectacular views. Spend time in its historic library with its extraordinary collection of war books or enjoy a quiet moment in the Churchill pub overlooking the Drakensberg expanse.
Relive the memories and walk in the footsteps of three great leaders, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and General Louis Botha. Spion Kop was the scene of one of the most futile and perhaps bloodiest of all battles fought in the 1899 – 1902 South African war. Your host, Raymond Heron (F.R.G.S), paints a vivid picture of the personal trauma and military mind-set that resulted in the slaughter of so many British and Boer soldiers.