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From Durban: Private Battlefield History Tour

From Durban: Private Battlefield History Tour

From US$ 254.56 per person

Spend time with a visit of a famous battle of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. This tour is all about the history of Zulus, Anglo and Boer wars.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek, Portuguese, French
Pickup included
Pickup possible from hotels/accommodations within a 5 kilometer radius of the local supplier's office at Gooderson Tropicana Hotel, 85 O R Tambo Parade, South Beach, Durban, 4001, South Africa. For special pickup arrangements, please contact the local supplier. Note that pickup is also available from the Harbour passenger terminal.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • See fascinating details about the Zulus, Anglo, and Boer war
  • Relax in a famous battle side of Isandlwana
  • Feast your eyes in a museum, where all the information is gathered together for the memories
Full description
This tour takes you into the north of KwaZulu-Natal where you will visit famous sites of the battlefields. There you will encounter museums, memorials and fields dedicated to the Anglo Zulu wars.  Your first stop will be the Isandlwana battlefield and museum. The Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 was the first major encounter in the Anglo–Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Eleven days after the British commenced their invasion of Zululand in South Africa, a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked a portion of the British main column consisting of about 1,800 British, colonial and native troops and perhaps 400 civilians. The Zulus were equipped mainly with the traditional assegai iron spears and cow-hide shields, but also had a few muskets and old rifles though they were not formally trained in their use. Despite a vast disadvantage in weapons technology, the numerically superior Zulus ultimately overwhelmed the poorly led and badly deployed British.  The tour progresses to the Battle of Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift,. The defence of the mission station of Rorke's Drift immediately followed the British Army's defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879, and continued into the following day.  The last stop is Fugitives Drift and the Queens Colours memorial before we make the journey back to Durban.
Includes
  • All entry fees
  • Transport with professional tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Fee for Isandlwana
  • Specialised tour guide
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • German and Polish languages can be requested
  • If you are a wheelchair user, please inform the local partner prior to the start of the tour
  • Food will not be provided
  • The fee for Isandlwana is not included in the ticket
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There is a lot of travel in this trip, roughly 4 hours there, but it was worth it. The guide was excellent and very chatty even though it was such a long day. If you have the time, I'd recommend this trip

February 11, 2020

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