Battlefields of Isandlawana
FROM PRICE: $ 1274 | ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY: $ 786
World-class living history battlefield tours at Isandlwana and Buffalo River in South Africa. Learn about the soldiers awarded the first Victoria Crosses in history.
Zulu War memorabilia, British graves and true stories.
Isandlawana, South Africa - 4 days/3 nights
Where is it?
10 miles east of the Tugela River in Zululand, South Africa, lies the battlefield of Isandlwana where the Zulus massacred a battalion of the British Army. Over the scene looms the ominous shape of the Isandlwana Hill.
This award winning destination is famous for its Battlefield tours to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. David and Nicky Rattray, pioneers of Heritage Tourism in South Africa, have created an opportunity for visitors to experience the extraordinary saga of the Anglo Zulu war.
Fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, walks and birding are available in addition to the battlefield tours.
What is the best time of year to go?
Experiencing the tale of this historic battle that changed the world's opinion of the Zulu army, is possible any time of the year. The South African winter is from mid-April to end August and is generally mild and dry with warm days and chilly mornings and evenings. The lodge is well prepared for the cold weather with great log fires in the communal rooms and electric blankets in the bedrooms.
Summer is the rainy season and there are often thunderstorms in the afternoon.
How to get there
The Battlefields are easily reached by either self-drive or driven vehicles from Johannesburg or Durban.
Transfers to the lodge are avaiable from the nearby town of Dundee, while helicopters may land behind the lodge.
Tips and Notes
This area is malaria free.
The price includes all meals/tea/coffees/VAT. Battlefield tours, laundry, drinks and curios are at an extra cost.
Low (winter) season prices are valid between:
April 15th - August 30th and 1 - 31 December
High (summer) season prices are valid between:
1 January - 14 April and 1 September - 30 November