Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal
Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal
Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift
R 2 750 per person based on a minimum of 2 Clients.
R 4 400 Solo Traveler rate
Over the years there have been many battles for control over land and people. These Wars in KwaZulu-Natal took place between the British, Boers and Zulus just a few hours outside of Durban. Two of the most famous battles being the Battle of Isandlwana (between the British and the Zulu’s) the Zulu’s annihilating the British and, the Battle of Rorke’s Drift (between the British and the Zulu’s), the British annihilating the Zulu Warriors. Both these Battles took place on the same day, the 22nd of January 1879.
It is a look back into history. You can feel the spirits on the Battlefield and you know that something major happened on the Sacred ground you stand upon!
On a Day Tour of the Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal we visit two major battle sights which are of huge interest namely Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift.
WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT
✓ Passionate guide with in-depth knowledge of the Battlefields able to recreate the great battle.
✓ Stepping on the ground where battle was fought and graves lay is emotive.
✓ Being walked through the chilling events that shaped South Africa’s future.
6.30 AM: Transportation
10.30 AM: Isandlwana
12.30 PM: Rorke’s Drift
6.30 PM: Arrive Home
The Battle of Isandlwana
The name Isandlwana comes from the Zulu word “Isandla” which means hand and refers to the shape of the “koppie” or Hill which the Battle was fought upon.
At Isandlwana approximately 22 000 Zulu Impis(warriors) killed 1350 British Soldiers who were supposedly unarmed as their firearms and ammunition had not yet arrived from Rorkes drift due to the Zulus cutting it off! This particular Battle is world renowned as the worst defeat the British army had ever suffered at the hands of a native force.
There is now a monument commemorating the battle of Isandlwana as you enter the battlefield.
The Battle of Rorkes Drift
The battle of Rorkes Drift took place 30 km away from Isandlwana. It is this battle that the British are famous for as they won this battle with just approximately 150 soldiers against 3000 – 4000 Zulu Impis (warriors). This battle became so well-known due to the fact that the British Queen handed out 11 Victorian crosses, the most at any battle fought against a Native army.
Next to this little Mission Station was a Small hospital and the British Soldiers used Biscuit boxes to create a barrier between the two. It was this idea, and the weapons, which won them this battle.
- Group Rates are available on request.
- Entrance Fees
- Listed Activities
- Transport – Pick-up and Drop-off
- Bottled Water (We only supply a limited number of bottles per day, should you require additional, this will be for your own account)
- Items of Personal Nature
- Beverages: Beer; Wine; Cold Drinks
- Any other items not listed in the Inclusion