The historic Monument Cemetery lies 10km west of Matjiesfontein (towards Cape Town). The cemetery is a popular stop for Anglo-Boer War enthusiasts and
The historic Monument Cemetery lies 10km west of Matjiesfontein (towards Cape Town). The cemetery is a popular stop for Anglo-Boer War enthusiasts and history buffs.
The two obelisks on the koppie encourage many other tourists to stop and explore. One was erected in memory of George Maxwell Grant, killed in a rail accident, and the other is a British Army memorial in honour of Major-General Andrew Wauchope, affectionately known as "Red Mick."
A hero of Scotland, General Wauchope was killed at the Battle of Magersfontein, near Kimberley, during the Anglo-Boer War. Wauchope’s grave in the cemetery below is marked by a simple sandstone memorial erected by his wife Jean.
Nearby are the graves of James D Logan, founder of Matjiesfontein, and his wife Emma. Their daughter, Catherine, son Daddy Jim, and several other family members lie nearby.
In the cemetery are many other historic graves, including that of English cricketer Edward Alfred Lohmann, considered to have been one of the world’s greatest all-rounders ever.