Things To Do in Battlefields

The Battlefields region is situated in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Show on Map

Fort Amiel

Where? Newcastle
Set in Newcastle in KwaZulu Natal is the Fort Amiel Museum. Formerly a fort built in 1876 by the 80th Staffordshire Volunteers and Major Amiel as a lookout post for British soldiers leading up to the Zulu War. ...

Visit the Ladysmith Town Hall

Where? Ladysmith
When in Ladysmith, make a trip to the Town Hall and discover a building that is brimming with history and fascinating facts. The Ladysmith Town Hall was originally built in 1983 and by the 1900’s was rebuilt ...

Colenso Museum

Where? Colenso
The Colenso Museum, built in 1879, is also known as the Robert E. Stevenson Museum because of the military historian and former director of Natal Hospital Services' contribution to its annuls. It is rather ...

Visit the Zulufadder Project

Where? Eshowe
The Zulufadder project was started six years ago with the object to assist children who have been marginalized by HIV and AIDS, in the rural areas around Eshowe in Zululand, KwaZulu Natal. Today more than ...

Newcastle Armoury

Where? Newcastle
Newcastle made the decision to build an Armoury during the 1870’s when there was a threat of war against Zululand. The Armoury was built and provided a home for local volunteers and those in service. It is ...

Utrecht Balele Game Park

Where? Utrecht
The Utrecht Balele Community Game Park surrounds the town of Utrecht, near Newcastle, with no boundary fences separating it. Here you can see a vast amount of wildlife and an abundance of game from Red ...

Statue of Gandhi

Where? Ladysmith
During the Battle of Spioenkop, Ghandi and a group of 1100 others were stretcher bearers. Ghandi performed incredibly well under the circumstances in these dark times and carried out his work exceptionally. ...

Ladysmith Siege Museum

Where? Ladysmith
The Ladysmith Siege Museum, on Murchison Street next to the Ladysmith Town Hall, is housed in a building built in 1884 - regarded both here and abroad as one of the best Anglo Boer War museums in the country. ...

Visit the Talana Museum

Where? Dundee
Winning the unspoken 'battle of museums', the Talana Museum arose victorious in the voting war as South Africa's Best Country Museum. 'Talana', a Zulu word holds the meaning of 'the shelf where precious items ...

Newcastle Town Hall

Where? Newcastle
Newcastle commenced building their town hall in 1897 in honour of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubliee. Once building was completed in 1899, the town’s people started a collection for a clock to be added to the ...

Blinkwater Hiking Trail

Where? Greytown
Start: Mountain Falls, Blinkwater, south of Greytown Finish: south of Greytown Duration: 100 km, 2 – 6 days Fitness: moderate Our tip: though things can be a bit of a scramble through brambles and high ...

Soofie Mosque

Where? Ladysmith
One's initial reaction, upon seeing the Soofie Mosque for the first time, is 'wow'. As rich as the Islam tradition is in South Africa, nowhere else in the country is there a mosque of quite these proportions ...

Botha's Pass Kontreiwinkel

Where? Newcastle
Botha's Pass Kontreiwinkel is a quaint little country stall housed in the original Botha's Pass store built in 1906. Find the Kontreiwinkel at the foot of the Botha's Pass on the R34 to Newcastle. Stop off ...

Rainbow Route

Where? Start in Carolina
The Rainbow Route links the provinces of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal starting at Carolina. It passes through the towns of Kriel, Bethal, Ermelo, Chrissiesmeer, Amsterdam, and Piet Retief before crossing the ...

Stoney Ridge 4x4 Trail

Where? Weenen
Stoney Ridge actually comprises five different 4x4 trails, promising driving enthusiasts a world of exploration and wonderful views. There is a sixth trail that can be handled by 4x4 or 4x2 vehicles. ...

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