Battle of Buffelspoort(Vanwykspruit), Mooinooi TVL 1900
3 December 2017
Battle of Buffelspoort
His chance came on Monday 3rd December 1900. Assisted by State Attorney Jan Smuts, now one of his generals at the age of 30, he suddenly overran part of an enemy convoy at Buffelspoort on the road from Pretoria to Rustenburg on the northern side of the Magaliesberg - a route which the British, with fatal assurance, had considered to be “as safe as Piccadilly”. Approximately 120 soldiers were put out of action and 126 fully loaded wagons were captured containing, in addition to supplies such as boots and clothes, a variety of delicacies and Christmas presents for the garrison at Rustenburg.