The Battle of Isandlwana, 22nd January 1879
British defeat or Zulu victory?
07:30 Depart at for Isandlwana listening to a tape narrated by David Rattray playing in the vehicle explaining the background to the Anglo-Zulu War.
09:00 Stop for a comfort break and view the museum at Isandlwana.
09:45 The lecture on the battlefield begins.
11:45 Tea, coffee and refreshments are served. The lecture takes place half way up the hill. Please let us know before you set off if you have difficulty walking so that the lecturer can make an alternative plan.
12:30 Another tape, this time describing the story of the survivors and events after the battle of Isandlwana is played en route back to the Lodge or Guest House.
13:00 Lunch is served.
The battle of Rorke’s Drift, 22nd January 1879
An account of this epic defence against impossible odds – an action in which 11 V.C.’s were won
15:00 Departs, guests have time to look through the museum at Rorke’s Drift
16:00 Lecture begins, there is very little walking involved.
18:00 The lecture concludes, guests are then given the opportunity to look around the memorials and graveyard before returning to the Lodge and Guest House.
A walk to see the site where Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill lost their lives in an attempt to save the Queen’s Colour, and where the first two posthumous Victoria Crosses were won.
There is no charge for this tour.
The waterfall where Lord Chelmsford found himself at the time of the battle of Isandlwana and the Ingwebeni valley where the Zulus were discovered prior to the battle.
The crack in the Buffalo River where the Zulus crossed the river on their way to Rorke’s Drift. Available by Land Rover and a short walk.
A trip to Blood River, a battle fought between the Boers and Zulus on 16th December 1838.
The site where the Prince Imperial was killed by the Zulus, on 1st June 1879.
These two trips can be done together:
Fishing: R135 per person, subject to availability of our guides
Fly Fishing: no charge with own rods.