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Zulu Battlefields Tours

British Colonial South Africa

Zulu war Battlefields ToursVoortrekker Laager - Blood River 1838 by Interface Travel. Our tours take you back in time with a glimpse into the history of 19th century British Colonial South Africa with the Anglo Zulu war's of KwaZulu Natal, including the Boer-Zulu Battlefield of Blood River of 1838 when Andries Pretorius successfully defended an attack on his wagon laager by King Dingaan Battlefield of Isandlwana - Anglo Zulu Wars 1879 and his 10,000 Zulu force. The Anglo-Zulu Battlefield of Isandlwana when the British #3 column was annihilated by a numerically superior force of the great Zulu regiments & Kwa Jim's mission station of Rorkes Drift when 11 VC's were awarded to the 24th B coy Welsh Borderers and the memorial at Fugitives Drift whenFugitives Drift 1879 Melville and Coghill died saving the Queen's colours in Jan 1879. Traveling east you can visit the Zulu capital of Ulundi and and the old Zulu order with the memorial to the fallen of both sides, this was the last battle that lead to the total defeat of the mighty Zulu empire on 4 July 1879. From Ulundi there is Fort Eshowe where Pearson Column was besieged by 6,000 Zulu's during the first invasion of Zululand.

Tour duration - 3 days to 11 days depending on the destinations chosen, tours can be customised.


Anglo Boer War Battlefields
of the old Eastern Transvaal
(1899-1900)

On the 5 June 1900 Lord Roberts took control of the ZAR Capital of Pretoria, we follow the route taken by some of the Boer army through the various parts of the old Eastern Transvaal of the ZAR. Our Tour starts in Pretoria; we visit one of the Boer Forts built after the Jameson Raid in 1896, Winston Churchill's prison, the British HQ of Melrose House and theBoer Longtom 155 mm siege gun signing of the peace treaty on the 31 May 1902. As we travel east we see the Battle site of Diamond Hill (June 1900) with the intent of blocking the British advance, Bergendal (Aug 1900) being acknowledged as the last of the formal battles and the start of the Guerrilla phase, Long Tom Pass where you can still see one of the old wagon routes used by the early pioneers transporting goods from Delagoa Bay in Mozambique to the old gold fields, and where Botha managed to extricate his men and the Long Toms. We also visit the Long Tom Gun site on this famous pass while listening to the story of Botha's retreat. Traveling through Belfast we visit the grave yard where amongst others lay British Soldiers, then onto Dullstroom and Lydenburg. Our journey will also take you to the last residence in South Africa of the old ZAR President "Paul Kruger" (1825-1904) before departing from Delagoa Bay for Europe.

For a combined Battlefields and Safari tour you can also visit the Kruger Park & Blyderiver Canyon which offers excellent photo opportunities

Tour duration - 4 days to 9 + days depending on the destinations chosen, tours can be customised.


Anglo Boer War Battlefields
of KwaZulu Natal & Pretoria.

From Jo'burg you travel south to Dundee via the Hill of DovesBritish Mass Graves - Spionkop 1900 to the Talana Battlefield being the first major battle of the war, this is a superb open air Museum. In Ladysmith we visit the Siege Museum with its excellent diorama of the Ladysmith field of operation, on the main street is All Saints Church, still visible is the hole where a Long Tom shell went through the roof without exploding, inside the Church there is the roll of honour of over 3000 names of British soldiers and sailors together with the regiments that they served with. On a hill Churchill train ambush grave site 1899 north west of the town we visit the site of Whites HQ with it's commanding view of the town and surrounding area. From Ladysmith we visit the Churchill memorial to see the armoured train ambush site which led to the capture of a young Winston on 15 November 1899, and his Pretoria Prison. Nearby is the Clouston Garden of Remembrance and Military Cemetery and Col Longs Gun site where the Boers captured 10 artillery guns from the British at the Battle of Colenso (15 Dec 1899). About 30 kms south west of Ladysmith is the killing field of Spionkop; we take a tour of the Battlefield and explain the events that took place which involved such people as Winston Churchill and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. One of our accommodations is on the Battlefield near Nicholson's Nek also know as the Battle of Ladysmith, you can also visit the southern defenses of Platrand (Wagon Hill) and Tugela Heights with the final push into Ladysmith to break the 118 day siege.

You can also visit the capital of South Africa; Pretoria, with Winston Churchill's prison, one of the old Boer forts and the old British HQ with the signing of the peace treaty in May 1902 as well as Breaker Morant & Peter Hancock's final resting place.

Tour duration - 4 days to 8 days depending on the destinations chosen, tours can be customised


Anglo Boer Zulu Battlefields of
KwaZulu Natal.

Departing from Jo'burg we travel south to the battlefield of Spionkop, this was Buller's 2nd attempt to break to siege of Ladysmith and where the South Lancs Liverpool regiment came under a fire barrage resulting in one of the heaviest loss of life of the war. We stay over on the Battlefield of Nicholson's Nek, the grave yard is still on site and can be visited. In Ladysmith we visit the Siege Museum with its diorama of the Ladysmith field of operation. South of Ladysmith we visit Winston Churchill's train ambush & capture site 15 November 1899the Churchill memorial to see the armoured train ambush site which led to the capture of a young Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on 15 November 1899. Nearby was Buller's HQ and the Clouston Garden of Remembrance and Military Cemetery and the "Gun site" where the Boers captured 10 artillery guns from the British at the "Battle of Colenso" (15 December 1899) . Traveling northeast we visit the Talana Battlefield and Pete Smiths farm which is one of the best open-air Museums in the area. Our overnights stay is in Zululand in the middle of the Zulu Battlefields. Another early start we visit Isandlwana with the biggest ever defeat of a modern British army against the spears of a Zulu impi, and Rorkes Drift when 11 VC's were awarded to the 24th "B" coy Welsh Borderers, & Fugitives Drift when Melville and Coghill died saving the Queen's colours in Jan 1879. We visit the Zulu capital of Ulundi and the memorial to the fallen of both sides leading to the total defeat of the mighty Zulu empire on 4 July 1879. From Ulundi we visit Fort Eshowe where Col Pearson was besieged by 6,000 Zulu's during the first British invasion.

Tour duration - 4 days to 10 days depending on the destinations chosen, tours can be customised.


South Africa Battlefields and Kruger Park

South Africa Tours

9 day (8 nights) combined Anglo Boer Zulu Battlefields tour of KwaZulu Natal and wildlife Safari in the famous Kruger National Park with photo opportunities around the Drakensberg escarpment of the Blyderiver Canyon.
Contact us for further information.

Return transfers Johannesburg/Pretoria, other starting points and destinations can be arranged to suite your itinerary.

An information pack with our own documentation & maps is supplied for the Battlefields being visited.

All tours are conducted by our own in house South African Battlefields Historian.


Tours can be customized


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