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Authentic Battlefields Route Experiences

Gecko’s View B&B

Farm Verden, Elandskraal, KwaZulu-Natal
Gecko’s View offers dinner, B&B with healthy home-cooked meals or self-catering. We are situated only 16km from Rorke’s Drift on the P194. We arrange tour guides and packed lunches for the day are available. Good value for your money!!

Fort Mistake Country Lodge

Fort Mistake Country Lodge & Farmstall, N11, Dundee, South Africa
Fort Mistake Country Lodge is situated just off the N11 and offers guests a choice of accommodation 35 km from Dundee, and 50 km from Ladysmith and Newcastle. There is a large dam for fishing that overnight guests can use. Walking routes to Fort Mistake...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Self-catering

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Mountain biking

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

About The Battlefields Route

Now the guns are silent, no more the roar of cannons, the crash of musketry, the stamping of many feet and the rattle of assegai against rawhide shield. The hills and plains are quiet, broken only by the call of the herders and the crack of a whip. All that is left to remind us of those turbulent years are the silent cemeteries and lonely monuments.

But place yourself in the hands of one of the many skilful Guides that abound this region and once again you will thrill to the imagined sounds of battle and relive the desperate and courageous acts of gallant men fighting for what they believed was right.

Names like Shaka, Cetshwayo, Dingaan, Blood River, Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift, Ulundi, the Zulu Kingdom, Majuba, Ladysmith, Talana, Spioenkop, Colenso, Rider Haggard, Churchill, Mahatma Ghandi, Louis Botha, Zulus, Boers, British and many others leap out of the pages of history to excite the imagination! With some 90 sites and 8 wars the Battlefields Region of KwaZulu-Natal has much to offer the Battlefield enthusiast.

The Battlefields Region also includes a large number of nature and game reserves. In the Balele Mountains and around Estcourt there are a number of streams and dams stocked with trout for the avid fly fisherman while in many of the large dams that abound the plains areas you will find bass. There are numerous bird sanctuaries and bird watching areas in the Region and Bird Life Northern Natal members are always delighted to take visitors out and show them around.

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What’s in The Battlefields Route

Gecko’s View B&B

Farm Verden, Elandskraal, KwaZulu-Natal
Gecko’s View offers dinner, B&B with healthy home-cooked meals or self-catering. We are situated only 16km from Rorke’s Drift on the P194. We arrange tour guides and packed lunches for the day are available. Good value for your money!!

Fort Mistake Country Lodge

Fort Mistake Country Lodge & Farmstall, N11, Dundee, South Africa
Fort Mistake Country Lodge is situated just off the N11 and offers guests a choice of accommodation 35 km from Dundee, and 50 km from Ladysmith and Newcastle. There is a large dam for fishing that overnight guests can use. Walking routes to Fort Mistake...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Self-catering

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Mountain biking

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

Rorke’s Drift Hotel

1 Isandlwana Road, 3016 Rorke'S Drift, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
Accommodation and tours; self-guided & guided. Located overlooking the Buffalo River and with views to the far reaches of Zululand, our comofortable modern facilities form a base for exploration and enjoyment of this picturesque rural area. As well as visits to many historic sites (Isandlwana,...

One-Day Battlefields Tour Blood River, Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift

Talana Museum, R33, Dundee, South Africa
This facilitated tour with Battlefields guide Anthony Coleman incorporates the three most iconic battlefields in South African history. The duration is from 08h30 to 17h00 (starting from Dundee) and 08h00 to 18h00 (starting from Newcastle). While it involves a fair amount of driving, all the...

Rorkes Drift Hotel

Rorke's Drift Hotel, Rorke's Drift, South Africa
Visitors are stunned by the beautiful position with imposing views over Zululand and towards Isandlwana, which are enriched by the history and the stories that you hear from the  deck, which is best appreciated after visiting the two battlefields of Isandhlwana and Rorke’s Drift . ...

Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge

Umzolozolo Safari Lodge, R602, Nambiti, Ladysmith, South Africa
Umzolozolo is situated in the Nambiti Private Game Reserve an area steeped in history and beauty. The Lodge features 9 luxurious suites with panoramic views. Each suite is a freestanding unit, constructed with local materials and thatch to seamlessly blend into the environment. When you...

Fugitives Drift Lodge

Fugitives Drift Lodge, Rorke's Drift, South Africa
 The Zulu War of 1879 is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.  The Fugitives’ Drift property, a spectacular 5000 acre Natural Heritage Site and game reserve, overlooks both battlefields and is the perfect place to stay to...

Weekend Tour – Battlefields of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902)

Ladysmith
Guided weekend tour – Battlefields of the Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) on Ladysmith, Colenso and Spioenkop Battlefield sites. Friday: 12h00 (approx.): Check-in to accommodation venue.  Over lunch, a full background “briefing” to prepare for the weekend. 14h30 to 15h30: The Siege Museum. 15h30 to 17h00: The...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Golf

49 Convent Road, Ladysmith, South Africa
Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

Royal Hotel Ladysmith

Royal Hotel, Murchison Street, Ladysmith, South Africa
“The Royal”, built circa 1878 before the Anglo-Zulu War, and a request for a liquor licence was made in 1886 by Mr Hamilton the proprietor. Ladysmith hosted many wagon riders on their way north to the diamond mines of Kimberley and the gold mines of...

Half Day Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) Experience

Half-day guided tour; presenting: The Battle of Willow Grange in Midlands region with picnic lunch on summit. 08h00 – Over coffee, a full background “briefing” to prepare for the day; 09h00 – Depart for Willow Grange and hike to the summit of Harris Hill. 09h30...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Battlefields

How we got our Guest House Name The Boer & Brit was established in 1998 with the centenary celebrations of the Siege of Ladysmith. Our logo depicts Genl. George White and Genl. Louis Botha, the leaders at the time of the British and the Boer...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Photography

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

X7 Stop Battlefields Durban Return

SAN Safaris
A full day with 7 stops at various Battlefield and Cultural sites. Depart from Durban as early as possible 06h30 and transfer north along N3 Toll Route. Battlefield and cultural sites include: ·         Nelson Mandela Memorial ·         Apartheid Museum ·         Winston Churchill Capture Site ·...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Hiking & walking

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Rafting, canoeing, paddling

49 Convent Road, Ladysmith, South Africa
Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – History & museums

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Shopping (incl Arts & Crafts)

49 Convent Road, Ladysmith, South Africa
Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

Spion kop Lodge

Spionkop Lodge, Bergville, South Africa
Spion Kop Lodge is the ideal place to explore the Battlefields, Berg and Bush and offers warm hospitality surrounded by the foothills of the Drakensberg. Our colonial style lodge is situated in tranquil, indigenous grounds with superb views, plus two self-catering cottages in an Out-of-Africa...

Chez Nous Bed and Breakfast

39 Tatham Street, Dundee, South Africa
Chez Nous B&B is centrally situated in Dundee, heart of the battlefields. Experience exceptional South African hospitality with French flair. We have 11 well appointed rooms, all including DSTV and free wifi. We have amazing South African breakfasts and fresh croissants along with home made...

Afternoon Sunset Boat Cruise at Spion Kop Lodge

SPION KOP LODGE, R600, Winterton, South Africa
Afternoon excursion on the Spion Kop Dam in Kwazulu-Natal, comprising a relaxed afternoon sitting in the boat, viewing game and enjoy sunset refreshments. Spion Kop Lodge Sunset Boat Cruise The meeting point is at Spion Kop Lodge in scenic KwaZulu-Natal, from where we get into the...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Motor & quad biking

49 Convent Road, Ladysmith, South Africa
Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

Afternoon Game Drive at Spion Kop Lodge

Bergville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Afternoon excursion to the Spion Kop Nature Reserve comprising game viewing and sunset refreshments. SPION KOP GAME DRIVE The meeting point is at Spion Kop Lodge, KwaZulu-Natal, from where the vehicles leave to travel to the reserve next to the Lodge. The reserve is approximately...

San Safaris

18A Kearsney College Road, Botha's Hill, Outer West Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 3660, South Africa
San Safaris provides top class Heritage Safaris’ throughout Southern Africa, taking the tourist off the beaten track to explore magnificent game reserves, historical battlefield sites and cultural centres on offer. You will have a deeper understanding of the night sky, the constellations from an Astronomical...

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House – Guest House

Boer en Brit Self Catering Guest House is located in Ladysmith and offers quality accommodation ideally suited for holidaymakers, contractors and business travellers. We offer 9, well-equipped, spacious units sleeping between 2 and 6 people (total capacity 28 guests), each with their own entrances, private...

Battlefields Country Lodge

Battlefields Country Lodge & Sports Resort, R33, Dundee, South Africa
Whether you’re a history boffin who needs comfortable accommodation close to some of the most legendary battlefields of South Africa (Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift, as well as the Talana Museum and Blood River monument), or you simply want a comfortable, affordable venue with a difference for...

Pat Rundgren Battlefield Tours

16 Chard Street, Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Pat Rundgren offers guided day trips, three or five day excursions to the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields, Drakensberg and Nambithi/Hluhluwe Game Reserves. Mix and match to suit. Led by Pat Rundgren, Battlefield Guide and Author of Military Publications.

Sneezewood Farm

Sneezewood Farm Bed & Breakfast and Self-Catering Cottage, Dundee, South Africa
Sneezewood Farm offers superior accommodation in Dundee, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Situated 5km from the centre of Dundee, our guests enjoy a country location with the conveniences of town only 5 minutes away. Located on a working farm in Dundee, Sneezewood is the perfect place for...
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