Stereograph picture showing the trench system along the slopes towards Thabanyama. While the Boer trenches can be clearly seen from the position of the photographer, they were invisible from the British positions to the far left of the picture. The line of attack would have been frontal, from the left towards the right, in an effort to carry the crest of the positions. Even though these trenches were lightly manned, the attackers could be taken under a merciless fire from a long distance. The lack of cover made advancing extremely difficult to the British soldiers.

A section of Boer trenches somewhere along the Tugela Heights.

More Boer trenches along the Tugela Heights.