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Join Drive Out and Bhejane 4x4 Adventures on an exciting adventure.
HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT: DAY 1:
We meet at the Mvoti Ultra City about 70 km north of Durban. From here it’s a short drive to where the Anglo-Zulu War started. We follow the progress of the war on our route towards the town of Eshowe, where we spend our first night.
After breakfast we visit the site of the birth of the Zulu nation and hear of its dynasties from around 1560 to today. Then we go to the uMgungundlovu Cultural Museum and visit Dingaan’s homestead (and the site of Piet Retief and his party’s demise). At the end of the day we will visit the site where the final battle of the war took place. We overnight in Ulundi with a campfire braai for dinner.
We visit the Ondini Cultural Museum and walk around Cetshwayo’s homestead. Here we see the three-handled mug presented to him by Queen Victoria. Then we take a break from the battles of Zululand and visit the iMfolozi Game Reserve, where we will enjoy a picnic lunch. The afternoon is leisure-time.
Today we leave for Vryheid, visiting the resting place of King Senzangakhona KaJama, father of kings Shaka, Dingaan and Mpande, and the most hallowed ground of the Zulu nation. Then we make our way to the memorial of Prince Imperial, son of Napoleon Bonaparte III, stopping at the site of the Battle of Blood River for lunch.
Today we stop at Colonel Wood’s redoubt, the scene of the battle of Khambula, which is considered the turning point of the war. Then we make our way towards Dundee in preparation for the next day’s visit to the most iconic battles of the Anglo-Zulu War.
We follow in the footsteps of the Zulu warriors to Isandlwana and view the battlefield from the same vantage point shared by the izinDuna (representatives of the Zulu King). We see the site where Lord Chelmsford camped while the battle of Isandlwana was in progress and go to the Isandlwana battlefield itself. Then we follow the survivors to Fugitives Drift and see Rorke’s Drift, the site of an amazing defence by 110 soldiers over a period of 12 hours.
After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye.