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Tugela

(tuːˈɡeɪlə)
n
(Placename) a river in E South Africa, rising in the Drakensberg where it forms the Tugela Falls, 856 m (2810 ft) high (highest waterfall in Africa), before flowing east to the Indian Ocean: scene of battles during the Zulu War (1879) and the Boer War (1899–1902). Length: about 500 km (312 miles)
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Noun1.Tugela - a major waterfall in southern AfricaTugela - a major waterfall in southern Africa; has more than one leap
KwaZulu-Natal, Natal - a region of eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean; "Natal was renamed KwaZulu-Natal in 1994"
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On the train trip from Durban he noted the trenches along the Tugela River with their carefully constructed stone breastworks that had enabled General Botha's men to hold off
As General Sir Redvers Buller's relief column marched towards the besieged town of Ladysmith, positions were taken up near to the Tugela River and the artillery moved forward to bombard what were thought to be Boer defensive positions in the mountains.
The remote 83-year-old, 350-bed KZN district hospital, founded by Scottish doctor-missionary, George William Gale on what was the Zululand side of the Tugela River (then linked to Natal by a rope-spanned ferry), has a history of selfless, dedicated service by Christian doctors to the estimated 200 000 traditional Zulus of Msinga, the poorest subdistrict in the country.
When the British established a colony in 1834 across the Tugela River in the neighbouring land of Natal, many African peoples took advantage of the opportunity and fled Zulu control.