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List of Battles in South Africa,

Khoikhoi-Dutch Wars (1650 - 1680)

  • First Khoikhoi-Dutch War 1659
  • second Khoikhoi-Dutch War 1673
  • third Khoikhoi-Dutch War 1674 - 1677

Anglo-Dutch rivalry (1664 - 1804)

Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese navigator, discovered the Cape of Good Hope in 1488 The Dutch settlement in the area began in March 1647 A Dutch expedition of 90 Calvinist settlers, under the command of Jan van Riebeeck, founded the first permanent settlement near the Cape of Good Hope in 1652 Cape Colony established in 1652. 31 December 1687 a community of Huguenots arrived at the Cape from the Netherlands. See also Huguenots in South Africa.

  • Occupation of Simon's Town by the British 14 June 1795
  • Capture of Cape Town by the British 14–16 June 1795
  • The First Occupation by the British 1975 relinquished control of the territory in 1803
  • The Second Occupation by the British from 19 January 1806 until incorporated into the independent Union of South Africa in 1910

Cape of Good Hope War (Cape Colony)

Xhosa Wars, also known as the Kaffir Wars or Cape Frontier Wars

first war (1779–1781)

second war (1789–1793)

third war (1799–1803)

fourth War (1811–1812)

fifth War (1818–1819)

sixth War (1834–1836)

seventh War (1846–1847)

eighth War (1850–1853)

Cattle Killings (1856–1858)

ninth War (1877–1879)

Ndwandwe–Zulu War (1817–1819)

Battles between Voortrekkers and Zulus (1838-1840)

Anglo-Zulu War (11 January - 4 July 1879)

First Boer War (16 December 1880 until 23 March 1881)

The British recognised the two Boer Republics in 1852 and 1854, but the annexation of the Transvaal in 1877 led to the First Boer War in 1880 and 1881. After British defeats, most heavily at the Battle of Majuba, Transvaal independence was restored subject to certain conditions, but relations were uneasy.

Inbetween the two Boer Wars

  • Jameson Raid 29 December 1895 – 2 January 1896
  • Second Matabele War also known as the Matabeleland Rebellion March 1896 - October 1897
  • Bloemfontein Conference 31 May until 5 June 1899

Second Boer War (11 October 1899 until 31 May 1902)

between the British Empire and the two independent Boer republics of the South African Republic (Transvaal Republic) and the Orange Free State.

See also

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