Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal Isandlwana & Rorkes Drift – Two Day
Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal
Rorkes drift, Isandlwana, Fugitives Drift, Fort Eshowe and King Shaka Memorial
Price on Request
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 Rorkes 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 January 1879. On this Battlefields tour you will be transported back in time to experience these great Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal.
You can feel the spirits on the Battlefields and you know that something major happened on the sacred ground you stand upon! On a 2-day tour of the Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal we visit two major battle sites which are of huge interest namely Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift.
We also visit the King Shaka memorial site, Fort Eshowe and Fugitives Drift.
This makes the tour a comprehensive tour of the Anglo-Zulu battlefields wetting your taste buds for your next trip to Zululand!
WHY WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE IT
✓ Learning about the great battles from a passionate guide with in-depth knowledge of the Battlefields, who is able to recreate the great battle.
✓ Walking among the graves of the men that sacrificed their lives for their country.
✓ Visiting a Battlefield Museum at Rorkes Drift.
Day 1: Anglo Zulu Battlefields tour
8:30 AM: Transportation
9:15 AM: Arrive at Shaka Memorial in KwaDukuza
11:00 AM: Arrive at Fort Eshowe
12:00 PM: Depart Fort Eshowe
12:15 PM: Packed Lunch
1:00 PM: Depart for Isandlwana
3:00 PM: Arrive at Isandlwana
4:30 PM: Depart for overnight accommodation
4:50 PM: Check-in.
Day 2: Anglo-Zulu Battlefield tour
9:00 AM: Depart accommodation for Fugitives Drift
9:30 AM: Fugitives Drift
10:00 AM: Depart for Rorke’s Drift
10:30 AM: Arrive Rorke’s Drift
12:00 PM: Lunch at Rorke’s Drift
12:30 PM: Depart for Durban
3:30 PM: Arrive in Durban
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.
- Accommodation – Chalet with En-Suite
- Dinners and Breakfast
- 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
- Lunch (Restaurant Available)
- Beverages: Beer; Wine; Cold Drinks
- Any other items not listed in the Inclusion
Please note that all group activities are not private and you will be expected to share this experience with other paying guests not touring with Tim Brown Tours.