Explore the Anglo-Zulu battlefields


| May 15, 2020

The Anglo-Zulu battles were some of the most dramatic and bloody in South Africa's history. We suggest a minimum 2-night stay here to include the battle site of Isandlwana in the morning, followed by the Rorke's Drift battle site on the same afternoon. These two battles happened within 24 hours of one another on the 22nd January, 1879. It was at Isandlwana that a column of British redcoats under the command of General Lord Chelmsford were wiped out by King Cetshwayo's Zulu army. Later that same day, part of the Zulu army was repulsed after 10 hours at the barricaded border post at Rorke's Drift. The remnants of the Zulu group departed in defeat, leaving 600 dead. The Anglo-Zulu war is an enduring story of courage and self-sacrifice, bloodshed and tragedy. The specialist battlefields guides are inspirational raconteurs and really bring the story of these conflicts to life.

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