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info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
+27 31 572 4227
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
+27 31 572 4227

3 Day Battlefields Guided Tour (Code: SCDF3) – Durban

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Duration

3 Days

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3 Day Battlefield Tour – Code: SCDF3

This 3-day Battlefield tour covers 3 very important Anglo-Boer war sites as well as 2 of the most important Anglo-Zulu Battlefields.  We also cover the Battle of Blood River fought between the Zulu’s and the Boers. This tour is perfect for those with a keen interest in the early wars and skirmishes.

DAY 1  Durban – Pietermaritzburg – Spionkop – Ladysmith – Dundee

We travel westwards to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, for a brief city tour. Stop at the railway station where Mahatma Gandhi was thrown off the train because of the colour of his skin, and see the waiting room, wherein the silence of the night he formulated his philosophy of passive resistance.

Visit the Church of the Vow that was built as a result of the Battle of Blood River between the Voortrekkers and the Zulus in 1838. Then onwards to the hills where the Battle of Spioenkop took place.

Here, famous personalities like Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi and General Louis Botha, were active in different capacities.  Standing on the battlefield, the terrible incident unfolds again.

At Ladysmith, we visit the Siege Museum for an insight into the siege of Ladysmith and stories of suffering and heroism. Our overnight stop is outside Dundee after a quick visit to Talana Battlefield – the first battle of the Anglo-Boer War. We travel to our luxury lodge overlooking the battlefield of Isandlwana! Overnight At Isandlwana Lodge

DAY 2  Rorke’s Drift – Isandlwana – Blood River

This morning we cover the famous and awe-inspiring battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. The next battlefield we visit is at the battle of Blood River where a life-size bronze model of the ‘Boer’ laager is an eerie reminder of what happened. It is also one of the only battlefields where you get a glimpse of both sides’ perspectives. Return to Isandlwana Lodge.

DAY 3   Babanango – Ondini – Umgungundhlovu – Durban

Today we travel via Babanango to Ulundi to visit Chetswayo’s Kraal, Ondini, where the British army revenged the battle of 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 Dingaan 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. Here we visit the grave of Piet Retief.  We return to Durban via Melmoth and Eshowe and arrive early evening.

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Battlefields Tour – 1 Day – Code: SCDK

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This tour can be added to  any of the 2-day SCDF and 3-day SCDF3 tours – 3 Day Drakensberg Mountains Adventure Tour: SCDD

 

From

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Duration

3 Days

Included

Accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, entrances, guided touring in our 8 seater vehicles.

Excluded

Lunches, Costs of a personal nature.

Depart from

Most hotels and guesthouse in Durban and Umhlanga and the local airport. (Departing Tuesdays and Fridays at 08h00)

Return to

Return to your departure point

What to wear

What to bring

Binoculars, camera, Insect repellent, sun screen. A basic Knowledge of the battlefields will assist you in understanding the history around it.

Accommodation

4 Star type lodges

Transport

We use luxury 7-seater air-conditioned microbuses on this tour. Smaller vehicles are use when the group size warrants it

Departures

Tuesdays and Saturdays

Group Size

1 – 7 guests on our scheduled tours. Bigger groups travel in multiple 7 seaters or a bigger bus on a private basis

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