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Isandlwana Battlefield

Isandlwana, South Africa
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Type: Historic Sites
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gibraltar
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

There is a small visitor centre in the village away from the battle site where you need to purchase your ticket. There is an interpretation centre and a 15 minute video. After we got to the site we realised that we could have bought a self guided tour but it was a bit far to go back and get one.... More

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did this tour March/April 2014 and loved every minute of it.The tour guide/historian was Ian Knight,for my money the best guy to have on a Zulu War tour.His knowledge was inexhaustible and his way of bringing the different places to life really made the trip.We stayed at four different places The Princes Grant,Shakaland,Ithala Game Reserve and,my... More

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Johannesburg
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Don't hurry your battlefield visit and be certain to choose the correct guide. Our guide Rob, had the right mix of fact and story-telling ability with little of the theatrics that sometimes accompany such a tour (usually by a guide who is not too comfortable with accuracy of the event.). DON'T do a quickie and drive miles and miles for... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Ensure you get a guide ... Interesting facts about how the battle played out. Goosebumps all over. So many lives lost....

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Westbury, Wiltshire
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed in the Isandlwana Lodge, where we were briefed by the well know and well informed guide Rob Langford from the sun lounge of the Lodge which overlooks the battlefield from where the Zulu King successfully commanded the battle. White cairns mark the position of the British dead, and there is a Zulu memorial to their dead. We also took... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The guide brought the battle to life and described in detail the actions, tactics and heroism of the day

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St. George, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Under the educated guidance of Kevin Burge, we drank in the atmosphere of this monument to the fallen, and were reminded of the arrogance of military leaders convinced of their superiority over the native peoples. The visit to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift was one of the more memorable experiences I've had, and made more striking by the peace and harmony... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

It was awesome. Especially when you had Rob Gerrard relating the story to you while you walk amongst the memorials and cairns. He made you see the battle in your mind's eye.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This site is a memorial to a battle in which the well trained, well armed and well prepared Zulu army totally routed a badly led, badly prepared and incompetent British force (Note: I am British). British history books talk about Rorke's Drift but not about this one as they lost. The visit starts with a well produced video and there... More

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Scottburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed in Dundee for a couple of nights to visit the battlefields as a visitor from UK was keen to go. It was so well kept and clean, it was a pleasure to visit. Very moving experience.

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