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2 Days Isandlwana
Rorkes Drift Battlefields Tour

This 2-day tour takes you into the north of KwaZulu-Natal where you will visit famous sites of the battlefields.

TOUR NAME & NUMBER

2 Days Battlefield Tour
(TOUR NUMBER 12)

TOUR DURATION

2 DAYS, 1 NIGHT

TOUR PRICE

R9990pp sharing/DBB single supplement R1800

10% Discount Oct to Dec 2020

TOUR DESCRIPTION

This 2-day tour takes you into the north of KwaZulu-Natal where you will visit famous sites of the battlefields. There you will encounter museums, memorials and fields dedicated to the wars between the Anglos, Boers and Zulus.

Day 1

Close to the small town of Dundee in the picturesque province of KwaZulu-Natal lies the Blood River Heritage site which is considered one of the most unique battlefields in South-Africa. On 16 December 1838, 464 Voortrekkers and their servants defeated King Dingane’s approximately 10000 Zulu warriors. The Blood River Heritage Site hosts a museum exhibition that depicts the narrative and history of the battlefield. There is a unique bronze wagon laager on display along with a granite wagon monument representing the Afrikaaner Voortrekkers. Over the river, the Ncome museum houses an exhibition about the Zulu people and their unique culture as well as a short DVD at the information centre about the battle of Blood River.

Talana Heritage Park houses 17 buildings that display the impact of the 'Boer' (Farmer), British and Zulu combat legacy. Restored homesteads, garden headstones; South Africa's first coal mine; a locomotive; weapons; uniforms, photographs; an original hand built wagon and one of the only two wooden wool presses left in South Africa, spin tales of the time.

Day 2

The first stop is the Isandlwana Battlefield and Museum. In early January 1879, the British Empire invaded Zululand furthering their colonial expansionist agenda of Southern Africa. The local Zulu Kingdom responded with a well-coordinated attack at the Battle of Isandlwana that surprised the British. This historic battle, which was documented as being ruthless and bloody is seen by historians as the start of Anglo-Zulu War. The British Empire experienced a severe defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana losing over 1700 soldiers at the hands of a Zulu army numbering 20 000.  The Zulu warriors out numbered the British troops greatly even though they who had superior weapons in comparison to the spears and leather shields the Zulus used.

The tour progresses to the Battle of Rorke's Drift which also occurred on January 22nd 1879 after the Battle of Isandlwana and continued into the following day. The Defence of Rorke's Drift was smaller in numbers than the Battle of Isandlwana with the British numbering at an estimated 150 and the Zulu’s at 3000 – 4000 fighters. The British troops managed to hold off the Zulu warriors and secure a victory.

TOUR INFORMATION

What you need to know

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Pickup & drop off service with in a 5km radius of 1st Zulu Safaris office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 OR Tambo Parade, Durban. If you are out of our pickup radius, special arrangements can be made to pick you up at your location of choice
DEPARTURE TIME: 06:00 AM
RETURN TIME:  07:00 PM following day.
WEAR: Comfortable clothing and shoes, hat, sunscreen, jacket.
LOCATION: Isandlwana, Rorkes Drift, KwaZulu-Natal
AGE: All ages welcome
DATES: All year round
TRAVELLER TYPE:  Single or Per Person Sharing

The last stop is Fugitives Drift and the Queens Colours memorial before we make the journey back to Durban.

ACCOMMODATION

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS TOUR

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TOUR ITINERARY

Places you will visit on your tour with ZULU SAFARIS South Africa
  • Talana Museum Heritage site
  • Blood River Heritage Site
  • Isandlwana Battlefield and Museum
  • Rorke’s Drift Battlefield and Museum
  • Queens Colours Monument at Fugitives Drift
Zulu Safaris DURBAN South Africa Battlefield Day Tour

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR?

What you can expect to be included in your tour
  • Accommodation 1 night
  • Dinner & Breakfast
  • Collection and drop off from Durban in an Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All entrance fees to all attractions.
  • Qualified Tour Guide
Zulu Safaris DURBAN South Africa Battlefield Day Tour

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS TOUR?

The items below are not included in your tour price with us
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Zulu Safaris DURBAN South Africa Battlefield Day Tour

REASONS YOU MIGHT GO ON THIS TOUR

Not sure if this is the tour for you?
We are sure the reasons below will help you decide!
  • You are looking for Battlefield Site Tour.
  • You are ok travelling a 2.5hr distance to site.
  • You want to experience and learn about Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal.

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR GALLERY FROM THIS TOUR

Just some of the exciting things you may see whilst on this tour with us

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