In the 'hood, Isandlwana as a destination

The isolated hill of Isandlwana stands just south east of Rorke's Drift, 170 kilometres north of Durban. At its base lie a number of white boulders that mark the graves from the Battle of Isandlwana, fought on 22 January 1879. It is an eerie sight. The Battle of Isandlwana forms part of the Battlefield Tours in KwaZulu-Natal. It was one of the fiercest defeats suffered by the British at the ... cont.

Isandlwana, Zululand, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Isandlwana Lodge

From Durban
Take N-2 North to Eshowe exit, Take R66 through Eshowe to Melmoth, and from Melmoth, take R68 to Babanago (approximately 42 k's toward Dundee you will see signs to Isandlwana Battlefield and Isandlwana Lodge, turn left and follow for 9 k's to the Village of Isandlwana. From Dundee: Take R-68 to Nqutu, follow it for approximately 15 k's, turn right at signs to Isandlwana Battlefield and Isandlwana Lodge. Follow road for 9-K's to Village of Isandlwana. From Durban: Take N2 Coastal Road North, past Stanger. Turn left to Eshowe on R66 and Gingindlovu tollgate. Proceed through Eshowe to Melmoth. Approximately 3 kms through Melmoth, turn left onto R68 to Dundee/Babanango. Unfortunately this signboard is not always visable from the road. Please keep a look-out when you come to this point on R68. Your next town is Babanango. At the stop sign in Babanango turn left. You are still on R68 to Dundee/Nqutu. From Babanango to the Isandlwana Lodge turn0off is 41 kms. Continue along dirt road for 9 kms into Isandlwana Village. Follow the sign to the Information Centre and drive post to Isandlwana Lodge. Please be careful of pothole between Melmoth and Babanango. Time 3-1/2 hours. From Johannesburg: Take N3 South past Heidelberg, onto Villiers. Left onto R103 & R34 to Vrede, Memel & Newcastle, turn right at T-Junction, follow road throught town and turn right onto N-11 at the next T-Junction. Aftter 10/20 Km turn left onto R621. Follow signs to Dundee.

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