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Scene of a bloody battle in 1879 between 150 soldiers defending a supply...

Scene of a bloody battle in 1879 between 150 soldiers defending a supply station and more than 4,000 warriors during the Anglo-Zulu War.

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Been wanting to visit here fro years and years so was really pleased to manage it it. Took a guide from the hotel and he put all the meat on the bones so much better than the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been wanting to visit here fro years and years so was really pleased to manage it it. Took a guide from the hotel and he put all the meat on the bones so much better than the books can. The "museum" as such is well done with exhibits and models but perhaps not as much as I may have expected.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This was part of a 2 day private tour of the battlefields compete with a great guide with a passion and makes all the difference at Rorke's Drift. Although the buildings are not the original ones, they were destroyed in the fire, they are still old and are on the original foundations of the hospital etc. It had a great... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

It was a very emotional place to visit ( especially after watching the film several times ) major criticism was that there were no guide maps available to let you know what each of the numbered places were.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

So many young men lost, making them march 400 miles only to be beaten,and for what at the end of the day. An interesting visit to the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We first stopped here for a bite to each that was made freshly from the kitchen and then we went into the very well layed out museum. It was informative and when walking out to the main area and seeing what the British soldiers defended and how they managed to defend against around 4000 Zulu warriors was incredible. It is... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went here as part of a day organised by the Roarkes Drift Hotel with a Zulu guide called Dalton His knowledge is vast and encyclopedic, He must be the only Zulu guide to have been to the Royal Welsh Regimental Museum in Wales by Royal invite and met the Prince of Wales! His great great grandfather was also one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Rorkes drift was an amazing experience. This magical place comes alive. We were fortunate and had Andrew Ratteray from Fugitives Drift he made the whole battle come to life. Thoroughly recommended, although I think it is essential you have a guide, alone it would be far less intense an experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went on a battle fields tour a few years ago on one of many trips to South Africa. We booked it in Durban. The mini bus picked us up from where we were staying & dropped us back again at the end of a long and very interesting day. We visited many battle sites & even where Churchill was... More 

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

An interesting place to visit although without Zulu I wonder if it would be quite the same attraction. We navigated the site easily with a very good self guide map you can buy on site for a few rand

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The whole area seems unchanged. We combined this visit with a guided personal tour of the battlefield at Islandwana. The battle at Rorke's Drift took place at night in fact. We learned a lot and felt we had come to a place of some significance for Welsh people.

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