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$ 365

Zulu Battlefields

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min $ 365
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Tour details
Destinations: Isandlwana
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 365
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary

Overview

Step back in time and discover an important part of British and South African history. The Zulu War of 1879 is famous for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Set aside the historic battle connections and what you have is a vast scenic landscape with far-reaching views.

Highlights of the Zulu Battlefields tour

Step back in time and discover an important part of British and South African history. The Zulu War of 1879 is famous for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Set aside the historic battle connections and what you have is a vast scenic landscape with far-reaching views.

With a guide and some careful trekking, you can follow the battle as history unfolds with every step to discover the events that led to the loss of Zulu independence.

  • Stay at Fugitives’ Drift in a luxurious cottage with private verandah and swimming pool.
  • Award winning destination is famous for its Battlefield tours to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. David and Nicky Rattray, pioneers of Heritage Tourism in South Africa, have created an opportunity for visitors to experience the extraordinary saga of the Anglo Zulu war.
  • KwaZulu Natal province has the largest concentration of battlefields in South Africa. In 1870 the Battle of Isandlwana took place between Zulu and British armies, it was here that the British Army suffered their biggest defeat of the Victorian era.
  • Fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, walks and birding are available in addition to the battlefield tours.

Best time to visit the Zulu Battlefields?

  • Mid-April to end August mild and dry with warm days and chilly mornings and evenings. The lodge is well prepared for the cold weather with great log fires in the communal rooms and electric blankets in the bedrooms.
  • September to March – rainy season and there are often thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive at Fugitives' DriftFull board accommodation at this luxury lodge. This Natural Heritage Site has views over both Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.
Days 2 - Discover the Kwazulu Natal BattlefieldsDaily guided tours to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift also interactive child tours for the under 12's to view giraffe, zebra and wildebeest. Zulu Cultural village tour to learn about their way of life.
Day 3 - Kwazulu Natal BattlefieldsThe reserve offers accommodation in either the Lodge or the Guest House, both with spacious and luxurious en-suite cottages with private verandahs and swimming pools.
Day 4 - Departure - Leave Fugitive's DriftDeparture day by your own arrangements. Fancy a few days on the beach? Ask your Zambezi consultant for more details.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Zambezi
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