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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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Interesting visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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English first
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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42 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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