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Surrender Hill

Surrender Hill

Declared a South African National Monument in 1986, Surrender Hill is a reminder of the defeat the Boers (comprising of the combined forces of the South African Republic and the Republic of the Orange Free State) suffered against Great Britain and her empires during the Anglo-Boer War (1899 - 1902). On the night on 28 July 1900 the British took Slaapkrans (now known as Surrender Hill), 1500 Boers managed to escape but 2 days later 3000 Boers surrendered at Slaapkrans under Boer Commander Prinsloo. By the 9 August 1900, the British felt they had won a psychological battle, they had burnt the Boer commandos weapons on Surrender Hill, captured over 4300 men, 2800 head of cattle, seized field guns, and destroyed millions of rounds of ammunition.


The prisoners captured at Surrender hill were exiled to Ceylon, Bermuda and St Helena and were only allowed to return to South Africa if they promised their allegiance to the British Crown, many never did!

The plaque at the site on Surrender Hill reads as follows:

"In July 1990 a large part of the Free State armed forces were surrounded by British troops in the Brandwater Basin. Gen CR De Wet and about 2 000 men escaped over Slabbert's Nek. In the basin, Chief Comdt Marthinus Prinsloo assumed command and on 31 July agreed to surrender. More than 4 300 Boers laid down their arms. Most of them at Surrender Hill, where the British destroyed the captured arms and ammunition. The bare patches caused by the fire and exploding ammunition serve as a reminder of one of the most serious setbacks suffered by the Boers during the Anglo-Boer War."

 

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Ridge Rd Cottage

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1.5km North of center of Surrender Hill

Ridge Rd Cottage situated 9 km from Clarens offers self catering in 3 bedrooms all luxury en suite with queen size beds. Enclosed garden, 'sinkdam' styled swimming pool and covered patio & braai area makes for a relaxing experience.

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Ridge Rd Country House

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Sediba Lodge

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2.3km East of center of Surrender Hill

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The Barbet Country Cottages

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At Rehoboth Lodge

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Clarens

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Neethlings Place

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Clarens

8.2km North of center of Surrender Hill

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Ash River Lodge B&B

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8.2km North of center of Surrender Hill

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Ongeag Guesthouse

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Clarens

8.4km North of center of Surrender Hill

Ongeag is a spacious, fully-equipped, self catering double story sandstone house, surrounded by the mountains of Clarens. Wide balconies integrate the warmth of the house with splendid views of the surrounding scenery. The house is designed to ...

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Hannics Retreat

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8.4km North of center of Surrender Hill

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Ou Kliphuis

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8.4km North of center of Surrender Hill

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