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Isandlwana Battlefield

Isandlwana, South Africa
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Full-Day Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift Battlefield Tour from Durban
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited in a small group of friends last year and had a very moving time. Important to have a guide and also to visit prior to Rourke's Drift. Surprised how empty the place was apart from the overseas visitors like myself. Does not seem...More

Thank ChrisHuntingdon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a war none wanted - neither the Zulus nor the British government, but some self serving colonialists perceived a threat from the Zulu nation and after presenting an impossible ultimatum to the Zulu King declared war on Zulu-land. Several British columns crossed the...More

Thank NauticalVoyager
Reviewed May 25, 2017

What a great 'adventure' going to the battlefield and living in the past. it is advisable to go there with a tour guide. Better still, if you're fit - climb to the top of Isandlwana and get a bird's eye view of the battle.

Thank marlene g
Reviewed April 8, 2017

This is the second time we have visited the battlefield and it still remains impressive and at the same time a sad memorial for all the men that fell in battle. You can't get a ticket at the gate and have to go to museum...More

Thank PeteD60
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We were taken through the story of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana by our fabulous Zulu guide called Thulani. He is one of the few Zulu guides in the area and it was so great hearing the story from him and his side. Thulani's knowledge was...More

Thank Jube2710
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Foy Vermaak for illustrating the battle through video clips, the spoken word, and utilizing a scale model at Rorkes Drift to make sense of an open piece of land . The evocative white painted stone cairns where soldiers fell are a stark reminder...More

Thank CourteneyGeorge
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Very evocative of a major catastrophe during the Zulu Wars caused by the total incompetence of the British General Lord Chelmsford. The area is remote and full of atmosphere. With a local competent guide, ours was Dalton Ngobese, we were able to relive the battle...More

Thank mikeandros
Reviewed February 14, 2017

We were lucky to have Pat as our guide. He was an ex infantry officer and gave us a very balanced view of events of battle here and Rorke's Drift. The piles of white stones gave an idea of scale of defeat of British Army.

Thank Martin L
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

A must see battlefield, largely unchanged by time, can really get a good grasp of the battle around the site.

Thank abarnett617
Reviewed February 7, 2017

We were guests at Fugitive's Drift. The accompanied visit narrated by Doug Rattray was brilliant. Highly recommended. A must do before Rorke's Drift to get the chronology.y

Thank steadyslack
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March 12, 2016|
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Response from Cricketman_10 | Reviewed this property |
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January 3, 2015|
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Response from Carmel C | Reviewed this property |
Rorkes Drift was very disappointing. Obviously none of the buildings are original but they didn't even rebuild them on the same plot, and the landscape has been changed to accommodate tourists. Isandlwana however was... More