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Isandlwana, South Africa
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All reviews rorke's drift british soldiers moving experience both sides zulu warriors well worth a visit guided tour local guide beautiful place great place to visit wear suitable clothing worth the effort moving place game reserve love history looking forward battle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and myself had a lovely day exploring the Isandlwana Battlefield with our guide Dalton - he is extremely knowledgeable and gave superb re-enactments whilst going through the battles.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DianevanVuuren
Reviewed 17 December 2018

On 22nd January 1879, a Zulu force of 20,000 warriors attacked a British main column of 1,800 men. The column was massacred and at the time represented the largest loss of British military men in history. Ultimately, Zulu numerical superiority beat a badly led and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 11 December 2018

This was a very interesting morning excursion. Our guide Ayanda was so good at telling us the history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LindaH7071
Reviewed 10 November 2018

A great place to visit and very poignant. Can be windy so wear suitable clothing or very hot. A good guide is essential to put the environment and history into context We enjoyed the history element and the feel of the place and the layout...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cotonboy
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Roughly 1400 British soldiers died here partly due to poor leadership and also the cunning of the Zulu warriors. It was all over in one day and the whitewashed piles of rocks show where the troops died and the fact that they tried to stand...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank George P
Reviewed 27 October 2018

This battlefield is the scene of British indecision and Zulu determination. It's a long drive using unpaved roads, but worth the effort. There is a very good museum explaining the course of the battle and I'd suggest you watch the short video as well. Touring...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sandylindsay
Reviewed 26 October 2018

What an amazing two couples that were so keen to have first hand knowledge from my guiding expertise. Being a Professional takes time to share your knowledge at high esteem and energy filled with fun. My clients were wowed by the story of the Anglo-...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wilfred M
Reviewed 23 October 2018

It was very good to visit the museum and see the video giving the background to the Anglo Zulu war. a good little shop on site too. The actual battlefield site was inspiring and is testament to the Zulu discipline and tenacity.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scottkjs
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We were there on our own one warm afternoon and it was just so eerily quiet. It is a picturesque area but standing out are the mounds of white stones dotted around the hil. The fact that these indicate where numbers of British soldiers and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 19 September 2018

If you like history, you will love this visit. Very touching description of the events in the Anglo - Zulu battles and the sad loss of life.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Mimie W | Reviewed this property |
Hubby and I left our hotel in Durban at 7AM (with to-go breakfast on hand) to travel by land to reach Isandlwana. We got there close to mid-day and by the time we return to our hotel in Durban, that's with only 1 stop for... More
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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