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Isandlwana Battlefield

Isandlwana, South Africa
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Full-Day Battle of Isandlwana Battlefields Tour from Durban
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Full-Day Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift Battlefield Tour from Durban
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4 weeks ago
“Visiting the past”
8 Apr 2017
“What a defeat.....”
Isandlwana, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great 'adventure' going to the battlefield and living in the past. it is advisable to go there with a tour guide. Better still, if you're fit - climb to the top of Isandlwana and get a bird's eye view of the battle.

Thank marlene g
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is the second time we have visited the battlefield and it still remains impressive and at the same time a sad memorial for all the men that fell in battle. You can't get a ticket at the gate and have to go to museum...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were taken through the story of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana by our fabulous Zulu guide called Thulani. He is one of the few Zulu guides in the area and it was so great hearing the story from him and his side. Thulani's knowledge was...More

Thank Jube2710
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Foy Vermaak for illustrating the battle through video clips, the spoken word, and utilizing a scale model at Rorkes Drift to make sense of an open piece of land . The evocative white painted stone cairns where soldiers fell are a stark reminder...More

Thank CourteneyGeorge
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very evocative of a major catastrophe during the Zulu Wars caused by the total incompetence of the British General Lord Chelmsford. The area is remote and full of atmosphere. With a local competent guide, ours was Dalton Ngobese, we were able to relive the battle...More

Thank mikeandros
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were lucky to have Pat as our guide. He was an ex infantry officer and gave us a very balanced view of events of battle here and Rorke's Drift. The piles of white stones gave an idea of scale of defeat of British Army.

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A must see battlefield, largely unchanged by time, can really get a good grasp of the battle around the site.

Thank abarnett617
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We were guests at Fugitive's Drift. The accompanied visit narrated by Doug Rattray was brilliant. Highly recommended. A must do before Rorke's Drift to get the chronology.y

Thank steadyslack
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Emotive, emotional and vital visit to the scene 0f Great Britain's greatest military defeat. Accompanied by an expert on the subject( a Zulu who's grandfather took part in the battle,) the scene and outcome of the battle is brilliantly narrated. Accommodated at Fugitive's Drift Lodge,...More

Thank Rex W
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We visited with our three children 9/10/11 and were worried there was going to be too much info and a long day doing the Isandlwana and Rourke's Drift. But Paul was fascinating, I was in awe of his memory and portrayal of the battles. The...More

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Hi Where would you recommend staying please? We are a family of 4 (3 boys 10 and 14). We will be travelling from Swaziland and then onto Durban. We would like to stay 2 nights. Could you recommend what to do and where to stay? Thanks
12 March 2016|
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Response from Cricketman_10 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Welsh_Bev Fugitives’ Drift Lodge • Rorke’s Drift +27 34 642 1843 / +27 34 271 8051 Or try Rorke's Drift Lodge Rorke's Drift Lodge, Rorke's Drift, District Msinga, Physical address Rorke's Drift Lodge, Rorke's Drift... More
Which is the best battlefield to visit?
3 January 2015|
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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