Volksrust - Majuba Hill

Majuba Hill (hill of the doves) is the dramatic location of the last battle of the First Anglo-Boer war. The British forces climbed to the top of this hill during a moonless night in February 1881. The Boer forces successfully ejected the British forces on the same day. The humiliating defeat of the British led to peace negotiations at O'Neills cottage near Majuba hill.

The top of Majuba hill has two memorials which were erected after the battle.  One marking the place where General Colley fell and another to the British soldiers who died during the battle.

At the foot of the mountain in a monument dedicated to the heroism of the Transvaalers and the grave of an unknown Boer gunner of the Second Anglo-Boer war.