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Address: Dundee, South Africa
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Description: 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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Great Place, take a guide.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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preston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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Howick, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The battle and the build-up to it were so vividly described by ROB CASKIE that I almost felt as I were there that day/night! For anybody who is interested in the history of our country, or in battles, this is a definite MUST visit!! I strongly recommend ROB CASKIE as a guide. The passion that he has for the subject,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Fantastic day out, has a museum with life size figures , we were in a group with AtlasTravel with an historian Tony Coleman who knew his stuff inside out, the place has been rebuilt as the stones removed to build another fort on the Buffalo river, the Swedish mission as in the film still own the site ! The cattle... More 

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inverness
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

went to the drift for a visit to see how much of it was true according to the filim oh yes it is the site is very well preserved all the wall outlines are their some buildings and walls still intact well worth a visit

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

everything was perfect, the food was amazing. The staff was friendly, the view was breath-taking!! very informative, friendly people

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Incredible to see how small the site was. Although the buildings are not the original ones, they are still old and are on the original foundations of the hospital, stores etc. We saw it with the guide Liz Spirit, a lovely lady who brought it to life. She charges 1000 rand a day and it was well worth it. Very... More 

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Address: Address: Dundee, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa

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