8 Mar 2021

Boer Dummy Gun Position

Boer Gun

During the preparations for the Battle of Colenso, General Louis Botha established several dummy gun positions, which in most cases consisted of drain pipes from the buildings of Colenso being positioned between the rocks. One has been perfectly preserved adjacent to the R103 en-route between Colenso and Ladysmith.  GPS co-ordinates S28° 42.787’ E29° 47.519’