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On a recent work trip up to Newcastle I had some spare time and decided to stop and explore some of the rich history this area has to offer. It was well worth the incredibly steep climb, long grass and ticks. The view at the top was spectacular.

Fort Mistake:
"Closely resembling an Indian fort. One of a series of British signaling posts built between Ladysmith and Newcastle during the First War of Independence (1880-1881). The remains of the once sturdy fortress can be reached after a brisk 45 minute climb, starting at Fort Mistake Motel on the Ladysmith / Newcastle Road (N11)."

Thanks to http://www.battlefields.kzn.org.za/battlefields/about/32.html

Unfortunately the motel is now closed so the history inside cannot be viewed. This is a stunningly beautiful area and to see this fort is something that I recommend to anyone who passes through the area...

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