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

A good guide will detail all facts about the lead-up to the battle and the tactics used by the Zulus to defeat the British. There are memorials and white painted stone cairns to show the burial places. Very interesting and photogenic.

Thank SwindonRobin
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This visit was of great interest and our guide was so well informed that there was nothing he didn't know about the battles and events. It was a thoughtful experience

Thank KatiePBurtononTrent
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is the only lodge where you will get good knowledge of what transpired between the Zulus (King Cetshwayo) and the English in terms of tactics for that battle and why the Zulus defeated the British and why the British were defeated. The food is...More

Thank siphob338
Reviewed 12 July 2017 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 3 July 2017

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 26 May 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 8 April 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 15 March 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 9 March 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 20 February 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
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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