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

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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Full-Day Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift Battlefield Tour from Durban

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A haunting tale.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Karolyn G
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Karolyn G
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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110 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

Thank 8x1rob
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160 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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99 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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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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134 reviews
60 attraction reviews
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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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Howick, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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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