The 6 nights Battlefield Tour enlightens you about the 1879 Anglo Zulu War and takes you through 3 of the Battlefield Cities.
The Anglo-Zulu War was fought in the year 1879 between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. The British gave the Zulu King an ultimatum, when the ultimatum was not met, they declared war on the Zulu’s and invaded their land. The war is well known for several bloody battles, especially the victory of the Zulu at the Battle of Isandlwana and also the defeat of many members of the Zulu army at Rorke’s Drift. The war initially ended with the British Empire defeating the Zulu Kingdom.
After your arrival at King Shaka International Airport, you will drive to Ladysmith where you will be staying for the next 2 nights.
During your stay, there are loads of activities to keep you occupied such as
mountain biking, horse riding and hiking. Situated on the Ladysmith-Battlefields Route in Kwazulu-Natal is one of the oldest undisturbed battlefields in the world
(Wagon Hill, Caesar’s Camp, Burgher Memorial, etc.) is literally a stone throw away.
Today you will travel to Dundee where you will stay at your accommodation for two nights. There are 2 optional tours available: Battlefield and Zulu Culture Tour.
During the Battlefields tour you will explore the surrounding battlefields with expert guides who give a chilling account of the battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana.
The Zulu Culture tour offers the rare opportunity of learning about the Zulu culture and traditions as they remain in Zululand today.
Guided tours need to be pre-booked.
Today you will overnight in Vryheid and have the option to visit the Blood River and Ncome Museums:
The battle of Blood River which took place between the Zulus and the Voortrekkers on the 16th of December 1838 shaped the South African history. On site, 64 full-size bronze wagons are positioned exactly at the place they occupied during this famous battle. The Ncome Museum on the other side of the river gives an excellent perspective on the Zulu culture.