About Dundee

Dundee is situated in the Battlefields, in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

KwaZulu Natal DestinationsDundee, Battlefields

The pretty little town of Dundee, which has managed to retain much of its aesthetic rustic appeal, lies in the valley of the magnificent Biggarsberg Mountain range some 325 kilometres from Durban and only 30 minutes’ drive from the neighbouring towns of Ladysmith and Newcastle.

Dundee was originally a farm owned by a Scotsman who named it after his hometown. After he floated his Dundee Coal Company on the London Stock Exchange in 1899, the town became a boomtown giving rise to beautiful, graceful homes, a theatre - the first north of Port Natal, and, because Dundee was the meeting place of seven roads leading inland and to the coast, it was to enjoy popularity for some time. British forces in Natal were concentrated at Dundee and Ladysmith, making it one of the highlights of the Battlefields Route, which gives Dundee a distinct sense of history.

The first shots of the Boer War were fired at Talana on a hill just outside Dundee where today the Talana Museum is set in a 20 acre heritage park, which opened its doors in 1979 to commemorate the Anglo Zulu war and also gives the history of coal mining in Dundee.

Agriculture, mainly sheep, dairy and crop farming, is now the main form of livelihood, as opposed to the early days of coal, and a number of artists and crafts people have made this part of the world their home. Walkers and birders alike enjoy the pockets of nature in the hills and valleys beyond Dundee.

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Ingudlane Lodge

Hotel / Game Lodge / Self Catering

Ingudlane Lodge

Ingudlane Lodge is a private game reserve situated in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, in the heart of the battlefields. Ingudlane ... more

Rorke's Drift Lodge

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Rorke's Drift Lodge

Rorke’s Drift Lodge lies a mere five kilometres from the actual battlefield of Rorke’s Drift and is an unspoilt treasure ... more

The Royal Country Inn

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The Royal Country Inn

The hotel combines the benefits of modern accommodation with an old-world charm. Situated in the heart of the ... more

Reviews of Dundee

Dundee is the place to go if you are into all things Anglo Boer war! The history of the area is immense - make sure you visit the Talana Museum ... we...

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