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Isandlwana Battlefield

Isandlwana, South Africa
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Full-Day Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift Battlefield Tour from Durban
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“rorke's drift” (29 reviews)
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Isandlwana, South Africa
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"rorke's drift"
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"british soldiers"
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"both sides"
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"zulu guide"
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"paul garner"
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"guided tour"
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"small museum"
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"beautiful place"
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"local guide"
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"piece of land"
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"zulu wars"
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"moving place"
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"game reserve"
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"great atmosphere"
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"history buff"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not a period of history that I knew well so it was fascinating to learn about the British ignominious defeat on this battlefield. Many white cairns mark the graves of the many British soldiers killed in the battle against the Zulu warriors.

Thank 30Annemarie16
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Fabulous guided tour of the battlefield. Stunning scenery and very moving history. Very well worth having a guide who can explain what is being viewed.

Thank kazstiven
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

A wonderful place - you can see the way the battle unfolded but it particularly comes to life when you have a native guide who can explain the way events unfolded. It is a place of some scenic beauty - well worth a visit.

Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Always wanted to visit this battlefield. I was not disappointed as with the aid of local guide “Dalton” he brought the battlefield to life with his detailed knowledge which not only includes the battle itself but the background and lead-up to the battle. Like all...More

Thank John O
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Our guide was booked as part of the package by our travel agents. We were staying at the Isandlwana Lodge and Dalton was our guide for the two tours. Before going to the mountain he gave us a talk about the events leading up to...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

I have wanted to visit the Isandlwana battlefield since reading The Washing of the Spears at age 13.

Thank TimAshbyBooks
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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Visited here as part of a Riviera Tour and was not disappointed. Luckily we had a very enthusiastic guide (essential) who was able to explain the tragedy that occurred here in graphic detail. This is a place I have always wanted to visit and it...More

Thank GreekGeek16
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

This is definitely a must-tour with a guide. We were driven here with our Zulu guide Sibo who knew another guide Theba. They partnered together to give me and my husband a very educational tour of the Isandlwana Battlefield. A beautiful place that was witness...More

1  Thank MimieW
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

What a waste, and how dreadful from both sides of this war. It was quiet emotional to hear the tale of this battle and the mistakes and misfortunes of all involved. It's such a beautiful area and this battle was a very bloody affair. The...More

1  Thank juliaelizabethann
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

To get the most out of your visit get a guide!! The story of the battle is complicated and there is no written guide or any material at the battlefield site itself.

Thank Elaine c
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trevorbentley
January 13, 2018|
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Response from MimieW | Reviewed this property |
Hubby and I left our hotel in Durban at 7AM (with to-go breakfast on hand) to travel by land to reach Isandlwana. We got there close to mid-day and by the time we return to our hotel in Durban, that's with only 1 stop for... More
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March 12, 2016|
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Response from Cricketman_10 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Carmel C | Reviewed this property |
Rorkes Drift was very disappointing. Obviously none of the buildings are original but they didn't even rebuild them on the same plot, and the landscape has been changed to accommodate tourists. Isandlwana however was... More
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