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Dundee, South Africa
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Historic Interest
Family-Friendly Tours




Points of Interest Nearby

Colonial Cemetery on the Battlefield at Isandlwana


Photo by Battlefields Region Guides

By Battlefields Region Guides

Dundee, once the center of a vibrant coal mining community, may not be a must see in its own right but it is home to the excellent, multifaceted Talana Museum and is an ideal base for visiting many of the battlefields, monuments and museums reminiscent of the Voortrekker-Zulu conflict as well as the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars. What's more the area round Dundee boasts San rock paintings, old iron making places, Zulu cultural sites and a number wildlife reserves as well as white water rafting, hot mud pools and several fishing and birding locations.
Getting There
Dundee is located in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal and is situated roughly 250km from Richards Bay, 275km from Durban and 370km from Johannesburg. The nearest airports are located in Johannesburg and Durban, a 3.5 and 3-hour drive respectively. A car is required to reach Dundee and most area attractions.
When to Travel
The climate in northwest KwaZulu Natal is characterized by two well-defined seasons; cool, sunny winters and hot, wet summers. The average daytime high is 28°C (82°F) from December through February and 19°C (66°F) in June and July. The nighttime lows are significantly cooler than the daytime high throughout the year. The area receives roughly 680mm of rainfall each year, most of which falls between November and March.
Things to Keep in Mind
Dundee is the departure point for most visitors to the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields and is a great base for family travelers intent on touring attractions throughout the region.
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