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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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it is still their

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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inverness
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Guildford
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Although many of the original features long since gone the temporary battlements from mellie bags and biscuit tins are marked out – it is possible by using your imagination to appreciate that the soldiers must have thought that death was imminent following the defeat at Islandwana it is a experience to look at the area where this battle took place... More 

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Fife Scotland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Staying at the Fugitives's Drift, we added this tour to the Isandlwana tour which we had done in the morning.Andrew our guide (he and Alistair do turn about) was, as Alistair, highly knowledgeable about the the battle and once more we heard on our way to the site a commentary by the late David Rattray about the battle. It is... More 

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london
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Although it was great to see where the battle took place, it looks nothing like it did then. New buildings have replaced the originals, and stone slabs have been placed where the mealie bags and wagons were stacked as a defensive wall, and I couldn't visualize the scene. I also believe the surrounding fields were more open, and trees now... More 

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Bristol
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330 reviews 330 reviews
107 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had an independent guide and he was excellent. Mind you he was told to restrict his time to one hour but he wanted to spend three hours. Bear in mind that of much of the year it is baking hot and standing around in the open sunlight can wilt both Zulu and Red-Coat alike. Should not be missed if... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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102 reviews 102 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After visiting Durban we drove up past the Drakenbergs to Isibindi Zulu Lodge where we visited Rorke's Drift which is the more famous of two battles where 11 VCs were awarded. The place is amazing and our guide Mike Nel was excellent. We had a full day tour and he knew his stuff. Mike tells a good story and even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The film Zulu seems to be on tv every xmas. It was great to finally be there at the site of the battle. It is quite easy to make out the different sections of the site as shown in the film, including the last line of defence where the mealie bags were piled up. The film was a fairly accurate... More 

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Lightwater Uk
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250 reviews 250 reviews
54 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Driving from the Drakensburg to St. Lucia we decided to visit Rorke's Drift and were so glad we did. Its about 18km off the main road on a dirt track, we did it easily in our rental sedan. There is a good size car park and a small cabin to buy tickets and a guide. The buildings, obviously reconstructed still... More 

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