Battlefields

Battlefields

Things to do - general

The Battlefields region of KwaZulu-Natal has more recorded battlefields located here than anywhere else in Africa. The region offers visitors the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of famous military strategists like Shaka, Winston Churchill and General Louis Botha, all of whom played an integral part in shaping the history of KwaZulu-Natal.

People from around the world are drawn to explore the battle sites, historic towns, national monuments, memorial sites and museums, in the company of accredited guides. These knowledgeable raconteurs bring history to life with captivating narratives about the Battles of Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift, Spioenkop and Blood River, to name a few. One can almost hear the winds sigh and whisper the secrets and sorrows of great battles fought here in days gone by.

The Talana Museum near Dundee, with its fine collection of war artefacts, is well worth a visit, as is the Carnegie Art Gallery where contemporary South African art works can be viewed, and local craftwork and the unique Isiphethu fabric art is available. Visitors to the Talana Creative Cluster are able to interact with crafters and experience weaving, beading, pottery and sewing that reflects African traditions and heritage.

At the Kwakunje Cultural Village, visitors are invited to experience Zulu cultural life as it was, and how it is changing. Hear the tales, explore the culture and enjoy traditional meals, as you absorb the sounds and sights of life under the African sun.

Adventure activities in the area include white-water rafting, 4×4 trails, hang-gliding, horse riding and mountain biking. More relaxed past times include the birding routes, viewing the Big 5 in world-class game reserves, wallowing in warm mineral fountains or fly fishing in any of the numerous dams around the area. Accommodation ranges from upmarket lodges to Zulu cultural villages, country guesthouses and mountain chalets, to farm and cottage B&Bs.

For more info please visit our website at www.battlefields.kzn.org.za

Battlefields Country Lodge & Sports Resort

Battlefields Country Lodge & Sports Resort

Battlefields Country Lodge is 5 km from Dundee on main Dundee/Vryheid Road, R33., South Africa, Battlefields
South Africa’s Premier Battlefields, Wedding & Event Destination Experience the beauty and tranq More info
Chez Nous

Chez Nous

39 Tatham Street Dundee KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, Battlefields
We are centrally situated in a tranquil area of Dundee, heart of the battlefields. Experience except More info
Egerton Manor Guest House

Egerton Manor Guest House

42 Cochrane Road, Ladysmith, Battlefields
Situated in Ladysmith, Egerton Manor has easy access to both the Battlefields and the Drakensberg. C More info
Entendeni Nquthu B and B

Entendeni Nquthu B and B

Entendeni B&B Lot 10 Ma Dube Street Nquthu, 3135, Battlefields
Situated in heart of Nquthu Town and surrounded by Ncome and Sandlwane Battle Sites, Entendeni Bed a More info
Farquhar Lodge

Farquhar Lodge

30 Farquhar Rd, Ladysmith, 3370, Battlefields
We offer 19 elegant en suite rooms that are ideally suited for business executives or tourists seeki More info
Garden Court Blackrock Newcastle

Garden Court Blackrock Newcastle

100 Allen Street, Newcastle, Battlefields
Our Newcastle hotel is renowned for welcoming hospitality and affordability. Guests not only have th More info
Grey Goose

Grey Goose

Memel Rd, Amiel Park, Newcastle, 2940, Battlefields
Situated just outside Newcastle on a beautiful 1000 acre game farm, the Grey Goose Game Lodge is an More info
Ingudlane Lodge

Ingudlane Lodge

Battlefields
Ingudlane Lodge is a Luxurious majestic safari wilderness in the Heart of the Battlefields We have m More info
Isakabuli B&B

Isakabuli B&B

7540 Section 5, Madadeni, Madadeni E, Newcastle, 2951, Battlefields
Whether for business or for enjoyment, Isakabuli Bed and Breakfast will be Your Home Away From Home. More info
Kwa-Rie Caravan Park

Kwa-Rie Caravan Park

51 Tandy St, Dundee, 3000, Battlefields
Welcome to Kwa-Rie Resort, situated in Dundee, midway between Newcastle and Ladysmith, and only 25km More info
Nambiti Plains Lodge

Nambiti Plains Lodge

S 28°25′ 27.04″ E 29°58′ 58.22″, Battlefields
Nambiti Plains Private Game Lodge is an exclusive Big Five bush retreat, in the Malaria Free Nambiti More info
Nxala Ranch

Nxala Ranch

Battlefields
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the country when you visit Nxala Ranch on a working farm. 4 styli More info
Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel

GPS: 280 33’37.04”S 290 46’49.87”E, Battlefields
The Royal Hotel is a stately hotel, located in the centre of the town of Ladysmith. Enjoy comfortabl More info
Spionkop Lodge

Spionkop Lodge

GPS: S 28˚42 19.6, E 29˚ 31 48.7., Battlefields
The ideal place to explore the Battlefields, Berg & Bush. Warm hospitality, surrounded by the fo More info
The Royal Country Inn

The Royal Country Inn

61 Victoria St, Dundee, 3000, Battlefields
Situated in the heart of the battlefields, the Royal Country Inn combines the benefits of modern acc More info