Spioenkop Dam Nature Reserve

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Spioenkop Nature Reserve
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Landscape with Spioenkop hill in the background
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Location of the reserve in KwaZulu-Natal
Location KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Nearest city Ladysmith
Coordinates 28°40′S29°31′E / 28.667°S 29.517°E / -28.667; 29.517 Coordinates: 28°40′S29°31′E / 28.667°S 29.517°E / -28.667; 29.517
Governing body Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife

Spioenkop Dam Nature Reserve or Spion Kop Nature Reserve is a protected area in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It lies close to Ladysmith with Winterton being the closest town, and is about 4,400 hectares (17 sq mi). The historic battlefield site can be reached by road. [1]


The park was established in 1975. [2]

The climate is temperate, with annual rainfall of about 814 mm per square meter. The rainy season is in the period March-October. [3]

See also

Protected areas of South Africa

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  1. Spion Kop Nature Reserve
  2. "Ezemvelo KZNWild |". www.kznwildlife.com. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  3. "Spioenkop Nature Reserve". BirdLife South Africa. Retrieved 9 February 2021.