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  1. South Africa
  2. KwaZulu-Natal
  3. Durban
  4. Day Trips

Battlefield History from Durban

Product ID: 52796
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Spend time with a visit of a famous battle of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. This tour is all about the history of Zulus, Anglo and Boer wars.
About this activity
Duration 14 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Greek, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pickup possible from hotels/accommodations within a 5 kilometer radius of the local supplier's office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa. For special pickup arrangements, please contact the local supplier. Note that pickup is also available from the Harbour passenger terminal.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See fascinating details about the Zulus, Anglo, and Boer war
  • Relax in a famous battle side of Isandlwana
  • Feast your eyes in a museum, where all the information is gathered together for the memories
Full description
This tour takes you into the north of KwaZulu-Natal where you will visit famous sites of the battlefields. There you will encounter museums, memorials and fields dedicated to the Anglo Zulu wars. 

Your first stop will be the Isandlwana battlefield and museum. The Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 was the first major encounter in the Anglo–Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Eleven days after the British commenced their invasion of Zululand in South Africa, a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British, colonial and native troops and perhaps 400 civilians. The Zulus were equipped mainly with the traditional assegai iron spears and cow-hide shields, but also had a few muskets and old rifles though they were not formally trained in their use. Despite a vast disadvantage in weapons technology, the numerically superior Zulus ultimately overwhelmed the poorly led and badly deployed British. 

The tour progresses to the Battle of Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift,. The defence of the mission station of Rorke's Drift immediately followed the British Army's defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879, and continued into the following day. 

The last stop is Fugitives Drift and the Queens Colours memorial before we make the journey back to Durban.
Includes
  • All entry fees
  • Transport with professional tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Fee for Isandlwana
  • Specialised tour guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The local supplier's office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please don't forget comfortable clothes, flat shoes, and sun cream
• German and Polish languages can be requested