This is not the Spion Kop rendered famous during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902.
The Spion Kop incident led to much controversy; for an admirable elucidation of the facts see The Times History of the War in South Africa.
The discovery a few weeks later of the much richer mines at Bultfontein and Du Toits Pan, followed by the great finds at De Beers and Colesberg Kop (Kimberley) caused Jagersfontein to be neglected for several years.
Buller's operations, too, had cost at Colenso r roo men, at Spion Kop r 700, at Vaalkrantz 400, and now in the last long-drawn effort 16 oo more - over s000 in all.
The Umgeni, which rises in the Spion Kop hills some 30 m.
The chief height in this fourth range is Spion Kop (7037 ft.), about 25 m.
The northern slopes of Mont aux Sources (11,000 ft.), the highest land in South Africa, are within the province, as are also the Draken's Berg (5682 ft.), the mountain from which the range takes its name, Melanies Kop (7500 ft.) and Platberg (about 8000 ft.), near Harrismith.