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Isandlwana Battlefield

Isandlwana, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Isandlwana
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Enrolled the services of a good guide 'Evan Jones' from Dundee. About a 40 minute journey I would recommend a car with good ground clearance if not a 4 x 4 as our VW Jetta struggled with some of the bigger rocks and more severe road cambers - just glad to get it back to the Hire company without ripping... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This experience is enhanced by a good guide, I shall never look at a pile of white stones the same way again

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have always wanted to visit the Zulu battlefields since I was a boy. Having read several books and seen the films I thought I knew most things about Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift - but I was not quite prepared for how little I knew and how interesting and thought provoking my visit would be. All the credit must go... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Truely memorable.. You need a guide that brings it alive. Make sure you communicate with them prior to your arrival, to gauge this. (Battlefieldsregionguides.co.za). Charges vary per tour and are based on whether they use your vehicle or theirs. Rorkes Drift not as enjoyable as nothing remains other than a couple of rebuilt buildings (which are not even in their... More

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Ballito, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A very interesting stay in top class accommodation....not known to many but a very enjoyable and relaxing time with fine dining and good service!

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Durban, South Africa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I hadnt been to the battlefield of northern Zululand since my school days. I was pleasantly surprised at how much more interesting it was when compared to my school days. It helps to have some knowledge of the battlefields by means of a tour guide or a cd. We had both which is probably why I enjoyed it so much.... More

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Hong Kong Region, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

In April 2014, I booked a Tour with Holts called "Across the Pyrenees" to take place September 2014 and paid GBP560 deposit. In July, Holts cancelled the trip and said that they would refund the deposit, but despite requests, they have continued to refuse to do so. Does anyone know if they are in financial difficulties?

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Mottram St. Andrew, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Well looked after monument to the 1500 who died, fascinating to stand on such an iconic site and reflect on what happened here all those years ago

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a fascinating and interesting tour hosted by Rob Caskie. This is a tour every South African should experience. This area is deep in history and was memorable.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
89 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This battlefield is interesting to just walk quietly and think about the events. Our guide was able to tell us the background to the battle and I learnt much that isn't too widely written about in our Zulu battle history. The Zulus decimated the British army here and some were then spurred on to head for Rorke's Drift - interesting... More

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