The KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields make it onto many lists of ‘Things you must see in South Africa’. The British, Zulu and Boer nations clashed in these fields in the 1800s, determining the course of South African history and rocking the British Empire. The battles were as bloodthirsty as they are infamous. A genteel way to soak up the area’s history is to check in at Isandlwana Lodge, which is carved into the iNyoni rock overlooking Mount Isandlwana – the site of the historic Anglo-Zulu battle.
From here you can drink in the panorama of the battlefield, and, also book a day’s raconteuring with resident historian, Rob Gerrard, author and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Rob relives it all as he relates the stories of the Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, making history thrilling. An entire day’s activity, this dramatic and vivid recollection of the battle provides great insight and knowledge into one of the area’s renowned military history.
The KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields make it onto many lists of ‘Things you must see in South Africa’.