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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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Historical wonder

History buffs will find this area amazing. I'm not one, but could only imagine what this time period was like with it's hardships, temperatures and limitations. In some areas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

History buffs will find this area amazing. I'm not one, but could only imagine what this time period was like with it's hardships, temperatures and limitations. In some areas not much shows, but the tour will fill you in with what happened. The self-guided trail is easy to walk, wear comfortable shoes.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Touring the battlefields of Isadlwana and Rorkes Drift last weekend was awesome. A guide is a must, we stayed at the Rorkes Drift Hotel which is situated on the banks of the Buffalo River overlooking the actual drift, just beautiful. The hotel was excellent in all respects and provided a guide 'Paul' who was surperb, great knowledge and really pulled... More 

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Thank Grant M
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

You've seen Michael Caine, Stanley Baker etc in the movie and, now, you want to see where it all happened for yourself. Our group of 4 were certainly not disappointed even if the movie setting is nowhere near like the real thing. here, with your guide, you learn ALL the facts about this most famous of battles with odds so... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Visited January 2016 on the 22 nd to be exact .Wed already visited Isanddwhan earlier in the day and this was a very interesting follow up to the earlier battle . The place is very well kept and the original foundations if the hospital can be seen .To stand in that place and imagine what happened there is an thing... More 

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Thank andrewlefkas
St Helens, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Excellent informative battle site, the very low priced visitor guide walked you through the main actions on the site and explained in some detail the events of the zulu attach and british defence. Good parking and a very good, clean with good food cafe on site. well recomended

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Been wanting to visit here fro years and years so was really pleased to manage it it. Took a guide from the hotel and he put all the meat on the bones so much better than the books can. The "museum" as such is well done with exhibits and models but perhaps not as much as I may have expected.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This was part of a 2 day private tour of the battlefields compete with a great guide with a passion and makes all the difference at Rorke's Drift. Although the buildings are not the original ones, they were destroyed in the fire, they are still old and are on the original foundations of the hospital etc. It had a great... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

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.

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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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