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Landscape Tours is proud to offer this new 7-day tour to the historical battlefields of Kwa-Zulu Natal. On tour, you will hear stories about early Zulu history, the Voortrekker Zulu conflict of 1838, the Anglo Zulu War of 1879, the first Boer War of 1880 and the Anglo Boer War of 1899.
The tour will have its first night at Shakaland, near Eshowe. Shakaland is a living monument to traditional Zulu culture. Here, people from across the world and different walks of life come to experience the vibrant Zulu culture. The Hotel offers traditional accommodation in KwaZulu Natal, featuring authentic African decor, complete with wooden interiors, thatched roofs and an earthy, warm ambiance.
The next day we head to the midland towns of Dundee. Your guide will describe events that unfolded in the area between the British, Boers and Zulus. We will visit the interesting 20-acre heritage site of Talana. We will also drive out to visit the Blood River Monument with its laager of 64 live size wagons covered in bronze, and the Ncome Museum dedicated to telling the Zulu side of the story.
We will stay at the fabulous 5-star lodge of Fugitives Drift for a one-night stay. A highlight of the tour will be of Andre Rattray telling the story of the amazing heroics of Rorkes Drift where 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded for bravery. You will also hear about the British defeat at the hand of the Zulus on that same fateful day of 22 January 1879.
After Fugitives Drift, we’ll be based for three nights at the beautiful Spion Kop Lodge. Lodge owner and battlefield expert, Ray Heron will describe events that took place on Spionkop on those awful days in January 1900 between British forces and the Boers. The “acre of massacre” on top of the hill is a reminder to all of the cruelty and futility of war.
During your stay there, you will also visit the Siege Museum at Ladysmith, considered to be the most comprehensive Anglo Boer War museums in the country. You will also be taken on an exclusive game-drive to the nearby Spionkop Game Reserve which is home to many antelope and buck species, a huge variety of birds as well as about 30 white rhino.
On the way back to Durban we will pass by the Midlands Meander and stop to explore some of the attractions there. This tour promises to be fascinating and entertaining to all those who are interested in the amazing history and culture of South Africa.
View our comprehensive Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal here.
For more information about this tour please fill out the form on our Contact Page and one of our consultants will be in touch with you.
Shakaland Lodge – 1 night
Battlefields Country Lodge – 1 night
Fugitives Drift – 1 night
Spion Kop Lodge – 3 nights
R21 250.00 per person sharing
R22 450.00 for a single person
All tour prices are subject to change, but once booked and the deposit paid, the price applicable at time of confirmation (excluding airfares/taxes) will remain immune from any possible price increases.