Opathe Gorge Battlefield

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Physical Address

Opathe
Mahlabatini District
Ulundi
3838

Postal Address

PO Box 2661
Ulundi
3838

Description

This deep gorge was the site of an ambush in 1838. After the battle of Blood River on 16 December 1838, the victory commando of Boers pushed on to Mgungunhlovu, which was found in flames. The commando laagered on Mthonjaneni Rdge, from where they ventured down the Opathe Gorge on 27 December 1838 to raid livestock. A Zulu named Bongoza led them into an ambush in the Opathe Gorge, from which the Boers extracted themselves with some losses


    

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