Isandlwana Battlefield Tours

Isandlwana Battlefield
One of the worst defeats in British military history occurred on January 22, 1879 during the Battle of Isandlwana. The battle, fought near a hill in Zululand of the same name, took place early in the Anglo-Zulu war when a British invasion column of some 1,300 soldiers under the command of General Lord Chelmsford was attacked by a 20,000-strong Zulu army, resulting in a humiliating defeat.

Today Isandlwana Battlefield is dotted with stone cairns indicating the resting places of soldiers killed in the battle. A small on-site museum and visitors center showcases artifacts, relics and background information on the battle — a bonus particularly for those visiting the battlefield without a guide.

Practical Info

It’s possible to visit Isandlwana Battlefield and Rorke’s Drift Museum on a single day trip from Durban.
Address: Nqutu, South Africa
Hours: Open from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am - 14:00 pm during weekends and public holidays.
Admission: Entrance fee required
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Full-Day Battle of Isandlwana Battlefields Tour from Durban

Visit the Isandlwana Battlefields, where South African and British Colonial history was made in a major battle, on this full-day tour from Durban. With an historian guide to lead you, you'll learn about the great battle between the Zulu warriors and British troops in 1879. Stop at Rorke's Drift to visit the museum, as well as Buffalo River for lunch and refreshments. Entrance fees and round-trip transportation included.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Duration: 14 hours
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US$ 142.68
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Full-Day Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift Battlefield Tour from Durban

Spend a day exploring the 19th-century Anglo-Zulu battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. Learn about the history of the battles that took place on 22 January 1879 and then see the landscape on which the fighting occurred.
  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Duration: 13 hours
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US$ 228.28
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Day Tour of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana

On this amazing day tour you'll get to walk the very ground that the British and Zulu fought on and with your qualified and passionate guide, will gain a deeper understanding of the battles themselves as well as the events that led up to the battles of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$ 139.11
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4 nights Zulu culture, Battlefields & Wildlife tour

This is an comprehensive and detailed tour of Kwa Zulu Natal offering both culture, Isandlwana & Rorkes' drift battlefields where Zulus and British fought on 22 January 1879, and close encounter with wildlife such as the BIG 5. We have brilliant tour guides who are knowledgeable in both culture, history and South African wildlife. Lunch, dinner and breakfast included in the package.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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US$ 1,640.77
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