The Natal Battlefields Tour – 2 Days (Code: SCDF)
The Natal Battlefields tour visits the battlefields of Spionkop, Talana, Ladysmith, Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, all part of the Anglo Boer and Anglo Zulu wars fought during the late 19th century. You finally visit Zulu king Dingane’s Umgungundhlovu homestead where he murdered Boer leader Piet Retief and his party. To visit the battle of Blood River in addition to the battlefields included here, you need to join our three day tour of the battlefields (Code: SCDF3) which includes Blood River museum and battlefield.
DAY 1 Durban – Spionkop – Ladysmith – Talana (Natal Battlefields Tour)
Our 2 Day Battlefield Guided Tour takes us westwards via Pietermaritzburg and the hilly wonderland of the Midlands towards the west.
With the mighty Drakensberg Mountains in sight on a clear day, we travel to the hills where the Battle of Spionkop took place. Here, famous personalities like Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and General Louis Botha, were active in different capacities. Standing on the spot, the terrible incident unfolds again. At Ladysmith visit the Siege Museum for an insight into the siege of Ladysmith and stories of suffering and heroism. Overnight outside Dundee after we visit the Talana Battlefield – the site of the first battle of the Anglo-Boer War. Overnight at the Isandlwana Lodge .
DAY 2 Rorke’s Drift – Isandlwana – Umgungundluvo – Durban
This morning we cover the famous and awe inspiring battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. At our last stop, we get an insight into the clashes between the Voortrekkers and the Zulus. We visit Umgungundlovu, the reconstructed home of Dingane who was responsible for the massacre of the Voortrekker leader, Piet Retief, and many of his men. This, in turn, led to the Battle of Blood River in 1838. We visit the grave of Piet Retief. We return to Durban via Melmoth and Eshowe and arrive early evening.
MORE TOURS TO THE BATTLEFIELDS:
Battlefields guided tour – 3 days,
Battlefields guided tour – 1 day