Anglo Zulu War

The Anglo Zulu War of 1879 still today has visitors streaming into KwaZulu-Natal to explore and experience the many sites. The names of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift are as poignant as ever, and many visitors to the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal can’t help but get lost in the fascinating accounts of both the Zulu and British men that took part in the campaign.

isandlwana is an imporatant and historic site on the anglo zulu war battlefields tour

The mountain of Isandlwana in KwaZulu-Natal. A site of Britain’s worst ever defeat at the hands of an indigenous force.

Anglo Zulu War

We offer a range of Anglo Zulu battlefield tours. For those with just a mild curiosity in the history, or perhaps are just battlefields buffs in general, we have both an overnight and 2 night tour available. For those wanting to immerse themselves deeply into the history and experience, we have a 3 and 4 night option available.

The Zulu memorial at Isandlwana

The Zulu memorial at Isandlwana

Controversy

The war still today is surrounded in controversy. It’s not always easy to understand why the war begun in the first place, or how the main instigators Sir Frere and the Lord Chelmsford acted in the manor they did.  And that is not all. The events at Isandlwana where the Zulu capitalized on the advantages they were given again is mired in controversy, with avid followers either blaming Lord Chelmsford or exalting him.

Isandhlwana by Charles Edwin Fripp

Charles Edwin Fripp: Isandhlwana

Cetswayo

And what of the Zulu king Cetswayo? Based in Ondini some 100 miles away, he sends is Zulu impis on a collision course with the British, with general instructions on how his army was to conduct itself, leaving the tactical planning up to his generals Ntshingwayo kaMahole Khoza and Mavumengwana kaNdlela Ntuli.

 Anglo Zulu War Sites

Our tours takes visitors onto a number of Anglo Zulu Warr sites. We include the two most infamous sites, that of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift. We also offer visits to the following,

  • The Ultimatum Tree.
  • Fort Pearson.
  • The town of Eshowe (where the siege of Eshowe took place).
  • Battle of Inyezane.
  • Battle of Gungundlovu.
  • The valley of the Kings, Emakhosini.
  • Digaanstat.
  • The site of Piet Retief’s assasination.
  • Battle of Blood RIver.
  • Battle of Congella.
  • Battle of Hlobane.
  • Site of the death of the Price Imperial.

The list above is not comprehensive and many other sites can be included.

For more information about this tour or others like it, please contact us using the form below and we’ll get back to you and start planning your tour today!

 

Country and Coastal Touring are legally registered tour operators and guides based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Country and Coastal Touring are fully bonded and are members of the TripAdvisor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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