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Address: Isandlwana, South Africa
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 imagining the 20,000 Zulus equipped mainly with spears, virtually annihilating the 1,800 British Troops, killing... More 

Thank mikeandros
Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were lucky to have Pat as our guide. He was an ex infantry officer and gave us a very balanced view of events of battle here and Rorke's Drift. The piles of white stones gave an idea of scale of defeat of British Army.

Thank Martin L
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see battlefield, largely unchanged by time, can really get a good grasp of the battle around the site.

Thank abarnett617
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were guests at Fugitive's Drift. The accompanied visit narrated by Doug Rattray was brilliant. Highly recommended. A must do before Rorke's Drift to get the chronology.y

Thank steadyslack
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Emotive, emotional and vital visit to the scene 0f Great Britain's greatest military defeat. Accompanied by an expert on the subject( a Zulu who's grandfather took part in the battle,) the scene and outcome of the battle is brilliantly narrated. Accommodated at Fugitive's Drift Lodge, we were also able to visit the scene of the epic battle at Rorkes Drift... More 

Thank Rex W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We visited with our three children 9/10/11 and were worried there was going to be too much info and a long day doing the Isandlwana and Rourke's Drift. But Paul was fascinating, I was in awe of his memory and portrayal of the battles. The kids may have struggled with the dates and all the names (so did I) but... More 

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Heysham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We picked up our guide and travelled into Islandlwana and stopped for a drink and museum visit in the small village before making our way to the battlefield site. Here we were told of the events that took place in 1879 when around 1300 British and colonial troops were killed by the zulus who vastly outnumbered them. We then moved... More 

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Derby, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We toured the battlefields with Pat, tour organised by Isandlwana Lodge. Very informative and enjoyable day. He gave alternatives to the 1950s school history of the battles with a slightly cynical approach.

Thank marvelmartin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I first visited the Isandlwana battle site in the mid 1970's and then it was a lone sphinx shaped mountain, in the middle of empty veldt, with just white painted cairns of rocks to mark the places where the British soldiers fell to the Zulu assegais in January 1879. As I sat there that day, completely alone, with only the... More 

Thank Ian E Wilson
Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Paul Garner drove us from our hotel to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift Battlefields in a day full of moving stories about, firstly, the staggering defeat of the British Army who had engaged in a spurious battle with many thousand Zulus. Paul took us to a shady spot where we sat in chairs listening to his tales of how the soldiers... More 

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