Isandlwana Battlefield, Dundee
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R68
Dundee
KwaZulu Natal
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The Isique, Monument to the Brave Zulu Warriors that fell at Isandlwana

 

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The Battle of Isandlwana, fought on January 22, 1879, was the first major battle in the Anglo-Zulu War. While both sides suffered heavy losses at the sphinx-shaped hill, the encounter was a humiliating defeat for the British Army. Zulu warriors, poorly armed but roughly 25,000 strong, wiped out an entire British camp killing some 1400 Imperial soldiers, colonial volunteers and Native levies. White cairns mark the graves of British soldiers and a memorial, erected in 1999, pays tribute to the fallen Zulu warriors.
Getting There
 
Isandlwana battlefield is located 70km east of Dundee and is situated between Nqutu and Babanango. The site is accessible from the R68.
Hours & Times
 
The battlefield is open daily from 8:00 to 17:00. Closed Christmas and Good Friday.
Admission & Fees
 
An entrance fee is charged.
Things to Keep in Mind
 
The Isandlwana interpretive center is located across the road from the battlefield. The center has excellent displays and toilet facilities. Self-guided audio tours of the battlefield are available at Talana Museum.
 
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