This is not the Spion Kop rendered famous during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902.
That Spion Kop, with Vaal Kranz and Pieter's Hills, are heights on the northern bank of the upper Tugela.
The Umgeni, which rises in the Spion Kop hills some 30 m.
Cleryarrived in Cape Town, ahead of his troops, on the day following Lombard's Kop. The situation which presented itself was delicate in the extreme.