2 Things To Do in Isandlwana

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Rorkes Drift Monuments / Sight Seeing

Isandlwana Battlefields Tour

Hear in gripping detail the background to the Anglo-Zulu War as you are driven to Isandlwana in the early morning. Sit on the battlefield, mesmerised by the remarkable story of this fantastic Zulu victory. There is ... more

WHEN?
Booking is essentail. Breakfast is at 7:00 and the tour departs from the Fugitives' Drift Lodge at 7:30 sharp, returning for lunch at approximately 13:00.

Rorkes Drift Monuments / Museums

Rorke's Drift Orientation Centre

In the midst of the spectacular Drakensberg Mountain Range, the Rorke’s Drift Orientation Centre reveals insights, even secrets, about the beauty and history that surrounds it. This centre is designed to assist ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h00.
Saturday and Sunday from 09h00 to 16h00.

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Newcastle Cafés & Eateries / Family Entertainment / Casual Dining

Gooseberries Restaurant

Set in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, Newcastle is a fantastic city to showcase the natural beauty and variety of KwaZulu-Natal. Added to this, it is also the proud home of the Gooseberries ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Saturday from 06h00 to 22h00.
Sundays from 07h00 to 15h00.

Newcastle Cycling / Hiking Trails / Sports & Leisure / Walks & Hiking

MTB and Running Nature Trail

The South African experience is all about high blue skies, warm sunshine, fresh air, and plenty of exciting wildlife. And, there are few better ways to enjoy the utter beauty of this country than by exploring it on ... more

WHEN?
Monday to Saturday from 06h00 to 22h00.
Sundays from 07h00 to 15h00.

Rorkes Drift Cultural Villages

Zulu Homestead Visit

When staying at Isibindi Zulu Lodge a separate day trip to a Zulu Homestead gives guests a rare chance to experience the life of a rural Zulu family which has remained largely unchanged over the past hundred years ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement.

Dundee Museums / Sight Seeing

Visit the Talana Museum

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 are ... more

WHEN?
Daily Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 16h30, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 10h00 to 16h30. Closed on 25th and 26th of December only.

Rorkes Drift Monuments

Rorke’s Drift Battlefields Tour

Listen at sunset to the famous story of Rorke’s Drift, where 139 British soldiers were attacked by 4,000 Zulu warriors, winning more Victoria Crosses than in any other battle in history, returning to the Lodge or ... more

WHEN?
Booking is essential. The tour departs from the Lodge / Guest house at 15:15 in summer and at 14:45 in winter and returns in time to have evening drinks around the fire before dinner. Dinner is served at around 20:00.

Biggarsberg Horse Riding / Sight Seeing

Biggarsberg Horse Trails

For an adventure of a lifetime come to Biggarsberg Horse Trails. Based on Larksend Farm we offer the novice and experienced rider a wonderful opportunity to combine the excitement of horseback riding in an area ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement.

Eshowe Cultural Villages

Visit the Zulufadder Project

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 1,000 ... more

WHEN?
By arrangement. Please enquire.

Newcastle Farm Stalls & Markets / Cafés & Eateries / Cafés & Coffee Shops

Botha's Pass Kontreiwinkel

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 for ... more

Ladysmith Monuments / Museums

Ladysmith Siege Museum

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. It ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire

Ladysmith Religious / Spiritual

Soofie Mosque

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 and ... more

WHEN?
Open daily from 13h00 to 14h00 and 17h00 to 21h00.

Ladysmith Religious / Spiritual

The All Saints Church

Ladysmith is set on the banks of the Klip River and is most famous for its part in the 118 day siege during the Anglo Boer War, and for Ladysmith Black Mambazo - a male choral group that sang with Paul Simon in his ... more

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Colenso Museums

Colenso Museum

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 ... more

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Pongola Dams & Vleis

Bivane Dam

The breath-taking vistas of the Bivane Dam have ensured that this remains a popular spot for families, friends and couples to visit. This dam is built on the Bivane River and is situated between Pongola and Vryheid ... more

WHEN?
Best during daylight hours.

Estcourt Sports & Leisure

Estcourt Bowling Club

If you are on holiday in KwaZulu Natal and feel like playing bowls, head to the Estcourt Bowling Club situated on Lorne Street in Estcourt. You'll find your fellow bowlers most welcoming and a well maintained ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Newcastle Museums

Fort Amiel

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 ... more

WHEN?
Please enquire.

Isandlwana as a destination

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Also in the neighbourhood

Biggarsberg, Colenso, Dundee, Estcourt, Gingindlovu, Greytown, Ladysmith, Melmoth, Nambiti Private Game Reserve, Newcastle, Paulpietersburg, Rorkes Drift, Ulundi, Utrecht, Vryheid, Weenen, Winterton

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