“A very remarkable people, the Zulu.
They defeat our generals, they convert
our bishops, and they have sealed the
fate of a great European Dynasty."

BENJAMIN DISRAELI
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RORKE’S DRIFT, ISANDLWANA, BLOOD RIVER AND TALANA

A LOOK BACK INTO THE PAST

On a battlefield tour, you will visit places that will evoke a deep sense of history. As your storyteller shares dramatic stories of the battles of Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift, Blood River or Talana, you will experience the hardship, tragedy, sense of victory and the futility of war. Start the day with breakfast on the Lodge’s deck overlooking the vast plains of Zululand, before departing with your guide. The Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana tours are one day only, but the Blood river and Talana tours will require an additional day. Click on one of the links below to get all the information you need.

YOU WILL NEED (click on the link to see all the info)

Ideally, to spend two nights at the Lodge, allowing a full day to absorb what the tour has to offer. We recommend booking in on day one, doing a tour on day two (and three, if you opt for additional tours) and departing the following day. Some of the guides depart from the Lodge, while others ask that you meet them at a specified point and then use your own vehicle to drive around the area. Guests should notify the Lodge timeously should they wish to book a packed lunch. You should also bring along cash for entrance fees at the Battlefields (approximately R20 per person per battlefield).

DISTANCES TRAVELLED (click on the link to see all the info)

The distance travelled for The Rorke’s Drift/Isandlwana tour day is about 100km’s while the Blood River/Talana option is around 150km’s.

GENERAL TIPS (click on the link to see all the info)

Good walking shoes, sunblock, hats and sunglasses are standard in both winter and summer. Layered clothing for the days that temperatures suddenly change. Arrive before dark on day one – this is Africa.

BUDGET (click on the link to see all the info)

Accommodation for 2 nights – depending on the season rates are currently anything from R695 – R1085 per person per night dinner bed and breakfast. Tour Fees: Anything from R90 per person per tour to R1500 for the day depending on which option you select.. Please remember that gratuities are always welcome.

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