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Isandlwana, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

If you like history, you will love this visit. Very touching description of the events in the Anglo - Zulu battles and the sad loss of life.

Thank SteveM45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dalton, our guide, took us through the battle with a balance of his entertaining and serious style. The whole was contextualised on both sides but I found the internecine royal intrigue on the Zulu side (going back to Shaka) fascinating. I love history so I...More

Thank AdamNoelDobson
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Well worth a visit, A stunning place to stay, Everyone very welcoming and helpful. We had a fantastic stay and and could not of asked for anymore.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is not a period of history that I knew well so it was fascinating to learn about the British ignominious defeat on this battlefield. Many white cairns mark the graves of the many British soldiers killed in the battle against the Zulu warriors.

Thank 30Annemarie16
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Fabulous guided tour of the battlefield. Stunning scenery and very moving history. Very well worth having a guide who can explain what is being viewed.

Thank kazstiven
Reviewed 28 April 2018

A wonderful place - you can see the way the battle unfolded but it particularly comes to life when you have a native guide who can explain the way events unfolded. It is a place of some scenic beauty - well worth a visit.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Always wanted to visit this battlefield. I was not disappointed as with the aid of local guide “Dalton” he brought the battlefield to life with his detailed knowledge which not only includes the battle itself but the background and lead-up to the battle. Like all...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Our guide was booked as part of the package by our travel agents. We were staying at the Isandlwana Lodge and Dalton was our guide for the two tours. Before going to the mountain he gave us a talk about the events leading up to...More

Thank SuenBrianSolihull
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I have wanted to visit the Isandlwana battlefield since reading The Washing of the Spears at age 13.

Thank TimAshbyBooks
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Visited here as part of a Riviera Tour and was not disappointed. Luckily we had a very enthusiastic guide (essential) who was able to explain the tragedy that occurred here in graphic detail. This is a place I have always wanted to visit and it...More

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Hubby and I left our hotel in Durban at 7AM (with to-go breakfast on hand) to travel by land to reach Isandlwana. We got there close to mid-day and by the time we return to our hotel in Durban, that's with only 1 stop for... More
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Rorkes Drift was very disappointing. Obviously none of the buildings are original but they didn't even rebuild them on the same plot, and the landscape has been changed to accommodate tourists. Isandlwana however was... More
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