Attractions

Historic Site in Dundee

Talana Heritage Park & Battlefield

Talana means ‘the shelf where precious items are stored’ – strangely appropriate for this excellent battlefield site turned heritage park. There are memorials, cairns and 27 historic buildings relating to the 1899 A…
Historic Site in Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift

Rorke’s Drift Battlefield

Rorke’s Drift Orientation Centre, on the site of the original mission station, is an impressive museum, especially for fans of the film Zulu. The Zulu know this site as Shiyane, their name for the hill at the back o…
Museum in Blood River

Blood River Heritage Site

The Blood River battle site is marked by a full-scale bronze re-creation of the Boers' 64-wagon laager (an encampment fortified by a circle of wagons), where you'll also find a cairn that tells the story of the batt…
Museum in Ladysmith

Siege Museum

This museum, next to the town hall in the old Market House (built 1884), which was used to store rations during the Anglo-Boer War siege, may be small but it's full to bursting with lovingly curated exhibits. It has…
Historic Site in Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift

Isandlwana Battlefield

The Isandlwana Visitors Centre has a small museum; the entrance fee includes the battlefield. The battlefield itself is extremely evocative. White cairns and memorials mark the spots where the bodies of British sold…
Museum in Blood River

Ncome Museum

The important Ncome Museum offers the Zulu perspective of the Battle of Blood River, as well as other other conflicts between the Zulu and Boers. The museum takes the shape of traditional buffalo horn attack strateg…
Park in Battlefields

Spioenkop Nature Reserve

The Spioenkop Nature Reserve is a tranquil spot surrounding a dam on the Tugela river that zebras, white rhinos, giraffes, antelope and over 290 bird species call home. Other than wildlife spotting there is horse ri…
Arts & Crafts in Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift

Evangelical Lutheran Church Art & Craft Centre

Behind the Rorke's Drift Orientation Centre, this operation was one of the few places to offer artistic training to black artists during apartheid. As well as the beautiful craft shop, several workshops – for weavin…
Historic Site in Battlefields

Fugitive's Drift

One of the less famous sites in the area, Fugitive’s Drift is best visited with a local guide. It's the route those attempting to flee the Battle of Isandlwana took. Two British soldiers were killed here while attem…
Monument in Ladysmith

Long Tom

A replica of Long Tom, a Boer gun capable of heaving a shell 10km, is near the town hall. Long Tom was put out of action by a British raiding party during the Anglo-Boer War siege, but not before it had caused a gre…