Where the Zulu army virtually wiped out British forces in 1 of the most famous battles ever fought on South African soil.
2Fugitives’ Drift, Dundee
Visit the famous graves on the banks of the Buffalo River.
3Fort Pine, KwaZulu-Natal Midlands
Visit this fort built in 1878 to defend the frontier.
4Rorke’s Drift, Dundee
Just 120 British soldiers fought off over 4000 Zulus in a heroic defence effort.
Zulu warriors attacked loaded supply wagons on the Ntombe River.
Here the Zulu impis gave Redvers Buller and his men a run for their money on the slopes of the Hlobane Mountain.
After a 4 hour battle the Zulus were driven out by heavy fire, and lost a significant number of warriors.
In 1879, a bitter battle ensued with the British killing more than 1000 Zulus with the help of skilled artillery.
9The Prince Imperials Monument
This monument can be found between Vryheid and Dundee. In 1879 the Prince Imperial of France, Louis Napoleon, was stabbed and killed here in a Zulu ambush.
The Zulu army was defeated at Ulundi by British machine guns and artillery. A memorial on the battlefield commemorates the many deaths that took place.