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Isandlwana Battlefield
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Travelled more than 2 years ago.
Be prepared to be emotionally drained. Your ears will ring and your heart will pound, as you relive these battles through brilliant and expert raconteurs, while looking at the very terrain on which they took place. It is totally unforgettable. This is not about regiments and numbers, you will hear of the individuals, most of whom did not survive the day, whose names you may find later, etched on memorials at Islandwana or Rorke's Drift.
I was also struck by the deep respect shown to both sides of these legendary battles. No judgement, no right or wrong, it was as it was! Both sides were brave, both sides were fool hardy, to hear from such experts is to put these battles into context.
You really should make every effort to visit here during any South African sojourn.

1  Thank ThimbleBBunny
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

If you are planning to visit this place,then Pre-book a car before coming to S.Africa on arrival make sure you check your car very carefully before you drive away.You could get lost from Tambo Int Airport as the there are almost 19 ways in and out of Johannesburg.I had my son traveling with me so there was no problem.once you are on the right Highway you head towards Kawa zulu Natal Province and you must be careful not to travel at night.We left Jo'burgh in the morning and arrived at Rorke's Drift the next day at noon,we saw a few Zulu huts and then drove into the car park.having seen the movie Zulu it was like a dream come true to visit this great battle ground,you must go to the the Chapel first then walk to the memorial site and take your photos as you only visit once.After spending a few hours we drove towards the dirt road which actually brings you high on the hills around Rorke's Drift an amazing view.close your eyes and try to imagine the Zulu Warriors coming in their thousands clashing their shields and chanting their war song quite Erie.but to drive for miles on the dirt road really made the trip worthwhile.When you give your car back at the Airport make sure you get the deposit back if you paid by Credit Card as they have a strange system for the refund hope you enjoy the trip on your visit to Rorke's Drift when you visit S.Africa,we are heading towards Swaziland

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

It is quite amazing that in this lonely secluded part of KwaZulu-Natal lies a battlefield in the shadow of Isandlwana that saw the worst defeat of British forces at the hands of a colonial power. The white stone cairns dotted about are a chilling reminder that people were willing to fight and die for what they believe in. I always get a lump in my throat visiting this area.

Thank Shelldon_Wells
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Having watched the film Zulu dawn, it was great to actually see where the battle happened. It was very interesting and moving to hear about the battle and the people involved

1  Thank sarahanddarren
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Excellent location on a plateau from where the Zulu commanders led this battle where they annihilated the British army. An amazingly spiritual place, full of emotion. Every need was met at the hotel. Excellent and friendly staff, delicious and plentiful food, wonderful room with view over the battlefield. Very good value with their winter specials.

Thank Catherine040
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