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Zulu Battlefield Tours of Isandlwana & Rorkes Drift

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Bringing to life South African Military History of the Anglo Zulu Battlefield of Isandhlwana when 20,000 motivated celibate man slaying Zulu warriors of Cetshwayo's mighty army defeated the British #3 column, recorded in the annuals of British military history as the greatest single defeat ever inflicted on a modern British army against the spears of a native foe, the area which can be walked around includes the Sphinx and the many stone covered graves with the remains of Red Coated British soldiers of Chelmsford's #3 column, the eerie silence broken only by the sometime gentle wind is all that is left and the 11 VC's that where awarded at Rorke's Drift when the 24 "B" coy Welsh Borderers successfully defended the mission station against a numerically superior but out gunned native force & the Ulundi Battlefield with the final defeat of King Cetshwayo and the mighty Zulu Empire.

 
 

The Zulu Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, including the Boer-Zulu Battlefield of Blood River when the early Dutch pioneers defended an attack on the wagon laager by an overwhelming Zulu force. The Anglo-Zulu Battlefields of Isandhlwana where 1,400 of the British invasion force lost their lives against a disciplined and organized Zulu impi,24th Regiment Rorke's Drift when 11 VC's were awarded to the 24th B coy Welsh Borderers. Traveling east we 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. From Ulundi you can visit the old British fort at the Norwegian mission station. The tour can be extended into the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi game reserve and a chance of seeing the BIG 5.

Anglo-Zulu Battlefields of KwaZulu Natal

  • 3 day (2 night) Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, including the Zulu Battlefields of Isandhlwana with the British losses against a Zulu impi, and Rorke's Drift when 11 VC's awarded to the 24th "B" coy Welsh Borderers, includes the interpretation centre at the Battlefield of Talana.

  • 4 day (3 night) As above with the battle of Blood River of 1838

  • 6 day (5 night) Includes as above, 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 with the Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game reserve and an opportunity of seeing the BIG 5.

  • 7 day (6 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 6,000 Zulu

  • Includes: accommodations and meals, return transfers Johannesburg / Pretoria.

 

Tours can be customized subject to availability.

   
Anglo Zulu - Isandlwana 1879
Anglo Zulu - Isandlwana 1879
 
Rorkes Drift - British memorial
Rorkes Drift - British memorial
 
Rorkes Drift - Zulu memorial
Rorkes Drift - Zulu memorial
 
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Battlefields Tours with the classical Victorian Military expeditions of the Anglo Zulu wars and Anglo Boer Battlefields in KwaZulu Natal, the old Eastern Transvaal, the Northern Cape of Mafekeng and Baden Powell, diamond fields of Kimberley with the Magersfontein Battlefield of the Highland Regiments and the Free State Capital of Bloemfontein.

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