Steeped in history, the central and northern part of KwaZulu-Natal, is a beautiful land that hides a violent history. Known as the Battlefields for the bloody battles fought over a period of 70 years between the Boers, British and Zulus, this area is rich in history and culture and shaped the history of South Africa.
Set in an area of scenic splendour numerous battle site routes have been developed and a visit to places like Isandwala and Rorkes Drift brings these epic conflicts to life with re-enacted battles. The famous Battle of Blood River, so named because the river ran red with the blood of the Zulu’s, is a site not to be missed by any history lover.
A number of lodges offer Natal battlefields day tours, and we recommend basing yourself at Isandlwana Lodge, Fugitives Drift Lodge or Isibindi Zulu Lodge (where you will sleep in traditional Zulu beehive shape suites).
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