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“Great day out”

Blood River Heritage Site
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This is the Blood River Heritage site.We can provide the visitor with accommodation, restaurant, curio shop, a dvd showing about the Battle of Blood River on the premises.
Dundee, South Africa
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19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great day out”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

The Blood River site is atmospheric, and alive with history. The managing couple, Dons and Eurika, is doing an amazing job, with very little resources, despite what other people might say. I have always liked it to go there, as these people are friendly, with an open door reception to all guests. I will continue to support them whenever I can, or how...

Visited December 2012
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Yorkshire
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133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Very moving experience”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

I visited here with a tour group as part of our trip, and was not particularly interested in warfare or Zulu history prior to the visit. However, following a brilliant talk by a local guide and been driven around the various battledfields, I realised what an amazing episode of African history was portrayed here, and it certainly clarified my own muddled thinking about it all.
It was a long tour, and I have to say it can be very hot up at Isandlwana, so bring a large hat, plenty of water, a sunshade, as necessary. Its worth the slog. The sight of the mounds of stones marking the mass graves of the fallen soldiers will stay in my mind for a long time.

Visited November 2012
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Broadbeach, Australia
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194 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“History past, make your life last.”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Without a well trained, guide escorting us through this site of monumental history for KwaZulu-Natal and further, the impact of these battlefields for the Zulu, Boers and British, we would not have fully understood the significance of our visit. Our guide collected us from the hotel in a well appointed four wheeled drive, spent a full day re-enacting scenes, reciting poetry and providing water for us as we sat in a group on chairs he had kindly set up for us under trees. He fully answered in depth questions being a local, discussed more recent history, events traditions and lifestyles before returning us to the hotel. An 8 hour day passed in a blink as it was brought alive for us. The Country Inn suggested the use of a guide. Money well spent.

Visited April 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

I think the history presented here holds more interest to certain groups of people. The road to get to the site is a long gravel road, not in the best condition. It is certainly worth a visit, especially if you are South African.

Visited December 2011
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Briliant !”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

A very moving experience.Watch the film first in the visitor cantre first and then go down to the wagons, its just Amazing,

Visited February 2012
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