Enrich Your Holiday with a Trip into the Past
The Zulu War Battlefields
Nearly 140 years ago, the now eerily silent lands of KwaZulu Natal rang out to the mayhem of ferocious battle. Where British soldiers clashed with the mighty Zulu nation and thousands lost their lives, their blood soaking into a land that will never forget their sacrifice. A trip to the sites of the Battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift is a must.
Robben Island and Nelson Mandela
Robben Island is the unique symbol of “the triumph of the human spirit over diversity, suffering and injustice”. Experience the cramped conditions where its most famous inmate, Prisoner Number 466/64 spent 18 years of his 27 years’ incarceration before emerging to confront apartheid, change history and preside over a new South Africa.
The politically complex Anglo-Boer Wars at the turn of the 20th Century were the flashpoints of British and Dutch rivalry over sovereignty and control of gold and diamond resources.
Relive the history a young Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Lord Baden-Powell experienced first-hand. Visit the siege sites of Ladysmith, Mafeking and Kimberley, the humiliating battlefields of Majuba Hill, Stormbert, Magersfontein and Colenso or the victorious sites of Bloemfontein and Pretoria.
Take in the magnitude of an ugly confrontation that witnessed the formation of two new states, the loss of thousands of lives and the introduction of guerrilla warfare and concentration camps.