Boer War Sites and Boer War Battlefields

If you’re looking to explore Boer War sites and want to find the best places to view Boer Wars history then you can explore our interactive map of Boer War battlefields and sites above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a great selection of Boer War sites and you can plan some fascinating things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Boer War sites and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring Boer War sites and Boer War battlefields.

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Boer Wars sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Boer Wars: Site Index

Anglo-Boer War Museum

One of the most interesting Boer War sites, the Anglo-Boer War Museum in Bloemfontein explores the history of the Second Anglo-Boer War.

The Anglo-Boer War Museum, also known as the War Museum of the Boer Republics, in Bloemfontein, South Africa is one of the country’s most comprehensive museums about the Second Anglo-Boer War. The Second Anglo-Boer War was a major conflict between Britain and the Orange Free State republics and Boers of South... Read More

Geelbecks River Blockhouse

Mortared stonework type blockhouse, 12km North of Laingsburg, and right next to the N1 national highway (motorway) between Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The Geelbecks River Blockhouse is a very typical, easily reachable and well preserved example of the blockhouse fortifications erected by British forces during the Anglo Boer War between 1899-1902. These were strongpoints in their defences of the colony borders and strategically important locations like railway bridges, as in this case.... Read More

Ladysmith Siege Museum

The Ladysmith Siege Museum explores the town’s history during the Second Anglo-Boer War and is among many Boer War sites which explains the history of the conflict.

The Ladysmith Siege Museum is dedicated to the four month siege of the town of Ladysmith, South Africa during the Second Anglo-Boer War. The Siege of Ladysmith occurred when, on 30 October 1899, Boer forces under Commandant-General Piet Joubert forced British forces into Ladysmith and surrounded the town. It was not... Read More

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Laing’s Nek Battlefield

Laing’s Nek Battlefield was the site of a major battle in the First Anglo-Boer War. One of many Boer War battlefields which can still be visited today.

Laing’s Nek Battlefield in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa was the site of a major battle in the First Anglo-Boer War. On 28 January 1881, the British forces under Major-General Sir George Pomeroy Colley suffered a decisive defeat at the hands of the Boer forces under Commandant-General Piet Joubert. The Battle of Laing’s... Read More

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Majuba Hill

One of the most crucial Boer War battlefields, Majuba Hill in South Africa was the site of the final battle of the First Anglo-Boer War.

Majuba Hill in South Africa was the final battlefield of the First Anglo-Boer War. Sometimes known as the Transvaal War, the First Anglo-Boer War was an approximately year-long conflict in which the Boers rejected British annexation of the Transvaal region of South Africa. Approximately 400 British soldiers, made up of the... Read More

National Women’s Memorial - Bloemfontein

The National Women’s Memorial in Bloemfontein is a Second Anglo-Boer War monument and one of the most interesting Boer War sites.

The National Women’s Memorial in Bloemfontein in South Africa commemorates the 26,000 women and children who perished in concentration camps set up by the British during the Second Anglo-Boer War. Depicting an Afrikaner woman holding her child seeing her husband off to war, the National Women’s Memorial is flanked by a... Read More

Spioenkop battlefield

Spioenkop battlefield in South Africa was the site of a Boer victory in the Second Anglo-Boer War. It is one of the better-preserved Boer War battlefields.

Spioenkop battlefield, also known as Spion Kop Battlefield, in South Africa was the site of a British defeat to the Boers during the Second Anglo-Boer War. The Battle of Spioenkop was an attempt by British forces to relieve the Siege of Ladysmith, in which Boer forces had been surrounding... Read More

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Voortrekker Monument

One of the best known Boer sites, the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria commemorates South Africa’s Boer pioneers.

The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, South Africa commemorates the exodus of the Boers – Voortrekkers meaning pioneers - from the Cape Colony from 1835 and 1854. Sparked by the British abolition of slavery in all their colonies in 1834, this “Great Trek” resulted in the creation of several republics and laid... Read More