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Relive the past, meet the present.
The province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa has a rich history, especially when it comes to colonial and tribal warfare circa the mid- 1800s to the early 1900s. Most of the battles that occurred in South Africa took place in the Midlands regions of KwaZulu-Natal.
This tour visits the Battlefields sites and includes visits to Zulu settlements where you can experience the Zulu way of life, learn of their rich history and meet descendants of those who settled this area many years ago.
Perhaps, if you listen closely, you might hear the echoing shouts of courageous warriors in the winds that sweep these once-riotous hills.
Bushbaby Safaris offers daily tours of the Battlefields for any group size.
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!! NEW !! Zulu Cultural and History Experience - Five Day Tour
Explore Zululand with us and learn more of the Zulu nation as we travel by 4x4 to remoter parts of KwaZulu-Natal. This tour seeks to honour the history of the Zulu people as well as the nation today: we'll overnight in rural areas, spend time with local people and learn about both history and current Zulu culture (not through the formal cultural villages) and visit some of the major Anglo-Zulu battlefields. This tour is fully-catered, but we will be rough-camping for two nights at the battlefields where camping has never been allowed before.
This is a completely unique and immersive experience, and a one-of-a-kind "first" of this kind of tour. View the tour brief here
Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift - One Day Tour
Two battlefields in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879: Isandlwana is the site of the defeat of the British by the Zulu nation, and Rorke's Drift is the battleground where British forces held off innumerable Zulu attackers and 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded. The wind here still echoes with the cries of battle.
Our specialist Battlefields Guide has all the facts for you.
2022 PRICES: R2600 for 1-4people. Includes pick up/drop off in Dundee area and services of a battlefields guide. Excludes entry fees and lunch.
Spioenkop - One Day Tour
Spioenkop is known by some as the “acre of massacre”. On the 23 January 1900, with ongoing pressure to relieve the Ladysmith garrison, Gen. Sir Redvers Buller placed his forces under the control of Lt. Gen. Sir Charles Warren. Warren made a decisive assault on the highest point of the Boer defences known as Spioenkop. This decision was seen as one of the greatest blunders of the Second Boer War and both the Imperial and Boer forces suffered great losses.
2022 PRICES: R3000 for 1-4 people. Includes pick up/drop off in Dundee area and services of a battlefields guide. Excludes entry fees and lunch.
Zulu Culture - One Day Tour
"Sawubona" is the stately greeting of a tribal leader related to King Shaka, the greatest leader of the Zulu nation. Likewise, though no longer warriors of Southern Africa, this dignified people group hold on to their rich heritage living in traditional homesteads.
This tour takes you into the remoter parts of Zululand with an interpreter to meet and experience the way of life of a wonderful people group.
2021 PRICES: R3200 for 1-6 people. Includes pick up/drop off in Dundee area and services of a battlefields guide. Excludes lunch.
Talana Hill & Blood River - One Day Tour
The battle of Talana Hill was the first major clash of the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1899. A frontal attack by defending British infantry supported by artillery drove Boers from a hilltop position in Dundee, but the British suffered heavy casualties including their commanding general Sir William Penn-Symons.
Walk the fields and relive the attacks with a guide who has researched the battles and is passionate about history.
2022 PRICES: R2600 for 1-6 people. Includes pick up/drop off in Dundee area and services of a battlefields guide. Excludes entry fees and lunch.
T E S T I M O N I A L
WE all just wanted to thank you for our little private tour of the battlefields in November. We had the most fantastic day and with all your knowledge we will never forget it. I thought when my cousin from Uvongo was taken very ill we would miss the battle fields all together but YOU saved the day.
I bought my husband Rob the copy of the painting of the Zulu's and English battle at Isandlwana and it awaiting being framed as we speak.
We cannot thank you enough it was utterly AMAZING....5 GOLD STARS to you for an unforgettable memory.