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Battlefieds Tours in KwaZulu - Natal

Combined Boer & Zulu Battlefields with Safaris

Anglo Boer Zulu Battlefields
 

Tours to the combined battlefields of the Zulu wars and Boer Battlefields with the killing fields of Spionkop where the Liverpool regiments came under a fire barrage from the Boer army under the command of Louis Botha. In Ladysmith we visit the Siege Museum with its diorama of  the field of operation. South of town we visit the Churchill memorial to see the armoured train ambush site which led to the capture of young Winston on 15 November 1899. Traveling north back over the Tugela River to visit a part of the area collectively known as the Tugela Heights and the last final push to break the siege of Ladysmith. Traveling northeast we can visit the Talana Battlefield and Pete Smiths farm which is one of the best open-air Museums in the area. We visit Isandhlwana with the biggest ever defeat of a modern British army against the spears of a Zulu impi and Rorke's Drift when 11 VC's were awarded to the 24th "B" coy Welsh Borderers You can visit the Zulu capital of Ulundi and the memorial to the fallen of both sides leading to the total defeat of the mighty Zulu empire on 4 July 1879 and Fort Eshowe where Pearson's #1 column was besieged at the Norwegian mission station. An optional Safari in the famous Kruger National Park with the opportunity of seeing the BIG 5 and the many plains game of the animal kingdom.


Anglo-Boer-Zulu Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal

  • 5 Day (4 night) Departing early morning from Jo'Burg we travel south to visit the killing fields of Spioenkop where Woodgate and his South Lancs Liverpool regiment came under a fire barrage resulting in one of the heaviest loss of life of the war. We stay over on the Battlefield of Ladysmith, the grave yard can be visited on top of the nearby koppie. In Ladysmith we visit the Siege Museum with its diorama of  the Ladysmith field of operation. Traveling south from Ladysmith to see the site of Winston Churchill's armoured train ambush which led to his capture. We also make our way to the area around Tugela Heights with the final push into Ladysmith to break the 118 day siege. An early start to visit Isandhlwana with the biggest ever defeat of a then modern British army against the mighty Zulu impi, and kwa Jim's mission station of Rorke's Drift when 11 VC's were awarded to the 24th "B" coy Welsh Borderers.
    The tour also includes the Talana interpretation centre and the Battle of Blood River of 1838 when the Zulu's attacked the Voortrekker Wagon Laager of 464 pioneers.

  • 7 day (6 nights) The tour can be extended to visit the Zulu capital of Ulundi and the memorial to the fallen of both sides leading to the total defeat of the mighty Zulu empire on 4 July 1879. Optional Safari with a relaxing Game Drive in the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi reserve with the opportunity of seeing the BIG 5 of the animal kingdom.

  • 8 day (7 night) As above you can visit the old British fort at the Norwegian mission station where Col Pearson's #1 column was pinned down by about 6000 Zulu.

  • 11 day (10 nights) A combined tour of the Anglo-Boer-Zulu Battlefields and the famous Kruger National Park, the tour is ideal for the History and Nature lovers with plenty of photo opportunities. Starting from Jo'Burg we travel through the Anglo-Boer-Zulu Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal including the siege town of Ladysmith, Battlefield of Spionkop, Winston Churchill's train ambush site, the Battlefield town of Dundee and the open air museum, the Anglo-Zulu Battlefields of Isandhlwana, Rorke's Drift of the 24 coy. For something totally different we travel into the famous Kruger National Park in search of the BIG 5, we visit the old gold town of Pilgrims Rest, Gods Window and the Blyderiver Canyon before returning to Pretoria and a day tour of the Capital City of South Africa before returning to Jo'Burg and the airport.

    Includes: accommodations, meals, entry fees, return transfers Johannesburg

    Tours can be customized subject to availability

   
Zulu wars - 1879
Zulu wars - 1879
 
British mass Graves - Spioenkop
British Mass Graves - Spioenkop 1899
 
 Bloodriver 1838
Bloodriver 1838
 
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