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Address: Isandlwana, South Africa
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It would be wrong to say i loved it here or enjoyed it, but it was one of many highlights of our trip to SA, along with others on TA, unless your up to speed with your history i... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would be wrong to say i loved it here or enjoyed it, but it was one of many highlights of our trip to SA, along with others on TA, unless your up to speed with your history i would say a guide is essential, Lions lead by lambs(or donkeys)would be my assessment of the british here, the cairns are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will never forget this place. It's hard to image the horror of the battle here, in such a remote but beautiful place. Stirring.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Learning the history of this battle site and what took place here was, to say the least, quite moving. We all knew what had happened at Rorke's Drift but not what happened here. seeing the various cairns & monuments really hit home and you couldn't help but "feel" for for those poor soldiers who perished here. So pleased we went... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Visited here 22 nd January 2016 with a guide , we first drive to a vantage point above Isandwana and we could see every aspect of the developing conflict which was explained in great detail by our guide .We then went down to the battlefield itself where there was just me,the wife and guide as the site is really isolated... More 

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Thank andrewlefkas
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Use Dalton Ngobese as guide !! The tour was quite something seeing the mounds of white stones to show where most of the soldiers fell and in an extraordinary setting with mountains and large flat plains . Highly recommended and not to be missed

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This appears to be one of those battlefields which had not changed much since 1879. A few more trees and a village or two have propped up over the century or so. The actual battle took place over an area larger than the attraction covers. A sobering reminder of what happened are the stone cairns marking where the remains of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit and very poignant. Can be windy so wear suitable clothing. Make sure you have a good guide too as I don't think this is a place you could visit on your own unless you know the history of the battlefields.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Easy to find as a South African. Obviously a bit tricky for a international tourist. BUT WORTH THE EFFORT. The self guide pamphlet worked for me but I'm a bit of a history buff. I strongly recommend a guided tour for international visitors. You will learn so much more from the environment, the Zulu culture and other aspects related to... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Paul was our guide for both Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift in March 2016. He is an excellent guide and his knowledge is second to none. No gimmicks just great knowledge and holds your attention. The sites came alive. I would strongly recommend him as a guide to anyone. They will not be disappointed.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Excellent, not to missed when in this area. Our guides were very informative and we found out little known facts that they had gleaned in their study of the sites.

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