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Rorke's Drift

Dundee, South Africa
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Scene of a bloody battle in 1879 between 150 soldiers defending a supply station and more than 4,000 warriors during the Anglo-Zulu War.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't think they have made as much of this as they could have. It is well worth a visit but doesn't really give you a feel for what the battle must have been like. The "old hospital" houses a museum which has some good...More

Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Our guide was a direct descendant of a Zulu warrior. He made the tour very interesting and there were also exhibits to see.

Thank dawnohm
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Forget for a moment the Baker/Caine portrayal in the film Zulu and wander among the stones laid out to show how the British soldiers desperately built makeshift walls to hold back thousands of Zulus in an epic stand by a few hundred men. Although the...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Dirt road aside I really enjoyed our visit to the war site. It's really interesting to walk through great battles right on our back door. Some advise is to make sure you have enough water as shops are far and few.

Thank Shane G
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We hired a guide for the day, but unless you are a real history buff you could get what you need by self driving and doing a bit of reading before you go. Visit is Ishwandla first and the come back here to get a...More

Thank wayneghall
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We visited Rorke's Drift and stayed there 2 days. On arrival after a long drive we chilled out and enjoyed the scenery. Day 2 was a tour to the battlefields. I would recommend to have a guide as this makes the day so much more...More

1  Thank gresatre
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip with my partner. The guide we had was very informative and explained everything well. Although many people who are interested in military history visit here I still feel that other tourists interested in sightseeing would also benefit.

Thank shagron
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

History buffs will find this area amazing. I'm not one, but could only imagine what this time period was like with it's hardships, temperatures and limitations. In some areas not much shows, but the tour will fill you in with what happened. The self-guided trail...More

Thank ConnieCThailand15
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Touring the battlefields of Isadlwana and Rorkes Drift last weekend was awesome. A guide is a must, we stayed at the Rorkes Drift Hotel which is situated on the banks of the Buffalo River overlooking the actual drift, just beautiful. The hotel was excellent in...More

1  Thank Grant M
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

You've seen Michael Caine, Stanley Baker etc in the movie and, now, you want to see where it all happened for yourself. Our group of 4 were certainly not disappointed even if the movie setting is nowhere near like the real thing. here, with your...More

1  Thank MandY1943
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