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Opathe Gorge Battlefield - Profile

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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 Mgungundlovu, which was found in flames. The commando laagered on Mthonjaneni ridge, 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. Opathe stream, 8 kms south of Ulundi.

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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 Mgungundlovu, which was found in flames. The commando laagered on Mthonjaneni ridge, 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. Opathe stream, 8 kms south of Ulundi.

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