Warren was placed in command of the main body, which crossed the Tugela at Trichardt's Drift on the 17th and 18th.
From the inner sides of that mountain descend the Caledon and the Senku, whilst from its seaward face the Tugela flows through Natal to the Indian Ocean.
The Asiatics are mainly congregated in the coast districts between the Umzimkulu and Tugela rivers.
Panda gave up to Natal all the territory between the Buffalo and Tugela rivers, now forming Klip River county.
Two, the Lower Tugela and Bond's Drift, are both near the mouth of the river.
The Tugela basin drains the whole country north of a line drawn in a direct line east from Giant's Castle.
The Zulu forces crossed the Tugela the same day, and the most advanced parties of the Boers were massacred, many at a spot near where the town of Weenen now stands, its name (meaning wailing or weeping) commemorating the event.
Other rivers of Natal which rise in the spurs of the Drakensberg or in the higher terraces are the Umvoti, which runs south of the Tugela and gives its name to a county division, the Umlaas (which gives Durban its main water supply, the Illovo, which traverse .the country between Lthe Umgeni and Umkomaas, and the Umtamvuna, noteworthy as forming the boundary between Natal and Pondoland.
Westward of the uplands are the Kyudeni Hills (5000 ft.), also densely wooded, situated near the junction of the Buffalo and Tugela rivers.
To the junction of Mooi, Buffalo and Tugela rivers.