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Isandlwana, South Africa
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All reviews rorke's drift british soldiers both sides zulu warriors well worth a visit local guide beautiful place worth the effort moving place game reserve love history battle site life memorial dalton men
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Cotonboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank George P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank sandylindsay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Wilfred M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Scottkjs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank SteveM45
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Dalton, our guide, took us through the battle with a balance of his entertaining and serious style. The whole was contextualised on both sides but I found the internecine royal intrigue on the Zulu side (going back to Shaka) fascinating. I love history so I...More

Thank AdamNoelDobson
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Well worth a visit, A stunning place to stay, Everyone very welcoming and helpful. We had a fantastic stay and and could not of asked for anymore.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This is not a period of history that I knew well so it was fascinating to learn about the British ignominious defeat on this battlefield. Many white cairns mark the graves of the many British soldiers killed in the battle against the Zulu warriors.

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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
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