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The Anglo-Zulu War Battlefields - Tour from Durban

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Key Highlights

  • Visit the most famous battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu Wars
  • This tour covers the spectacular scenery of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    12 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0600h (06:00am)
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Durban. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Durban

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Relive the horror of the two most famous Anglo-Zulu War battles. Visit the eerie battlefield of Isandlwana, where British troops were massacred by the Zulu army in 1879, then continue to Rorke's Drift, where a handful of British soldiers heroically held a mighty Zulu regiment at bay, a battle made famous by the movie 'Zulu'. The tour winds through some of the most spectacularly beautiful scenery in KwaZulu-Natal.

    Often referred to as the ‘jewel of KwaZulu-Natal, Greytown lies in the forest-clad, rolling hills of the Natal Midlands, a picturesque little town originally settled during the 1850s and subsequently awash with buildings of note, scenic drives and Boer history.

    Visit the battlefields of Zululand and learn more about the eventful history of South Africa’s struggle with British soldiers at Isandlawana and Rorke’s Drift. You can visit the memorial of two renowned British soldiers of this battle, Lt. Coghill and Lt. Melville, at the Fugitive’s Drift.

    This battlefield tour in South Africa will bring you closer to its history, leaving you richer for the experience.


    You will be picked up from your hotel and taken in a private air-conditioned vehicle for an Anglo-Zulu War Battlefields tour. A professional English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    Leave Durban and travel inland to Zululand, passing the rolling hills of sugar cane fields and forest plantations. Your tour will take you to all the major and famous battlefield sites of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, famous from the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

    Drive through the Greytown area, along the Mvoti River and stop en route to observe the Bushman paintings etched on the hillsides.

    Travel along the north coast, cutting through sugar cane plantations, past hills and the Tugela River and view the famous battle sites of Zululand.

    The Isandlawana battlefield, located on the Nyani Rocks is full of memorials of British soldiers who died on 22 January 1879. The Zulu warriors killed the majority of the British force on this battlefield.

    Learn of the British soldiers who held the entire Zulu regiment at bay at the battlefield of Rorke’s Drift.

    You can visit the memorial of two renowned British soldiers of this battle, Lt. Coghill and Lt. Melville, at the Fugitive’s Drift.

    A stop will be made for lunch on the way.

    At the end of this tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Durban.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Lunch
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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