Experience the Battlefield Tours, KZN, South Africa

KZN Battlefield Tours

“Battlefields lodge is conveniently located to access the famous Zulu battlefields of Isandlwana, Rorkes Drift & Blood River. (Battlefield Tours KZN) The bedrooms are spacious with large beds. There is a certain charm to the place and we enjoyed it.”

~ Avid Traveller

Battlefields Lodge & Sports Resort is aptly named! We’re located in the heart of the historic Battlefields region, an area with the largest concentration of battlefields in South Africa.

We specialise in assisting guests who want to visit the battlefields of South Africa. Tours leaving right from our doorstep are led by local KZN battlefield tour guides with captivating insights into the area’s culture and history.
Your unforgettable adventure awaits!

With some of South Africa’s bloodiest battles fought right on our doorstep, the lodge is the perfect base from which to explore historical memorials and go on exciting battlefields tours led by expert guides.

Take yourself back in time to the frightening and utterly fascinating history that forged South Africa’s future.

Go Back in Time to the KZN Battlefields

The stories behind some of South Africa’s most legendary battlefields start here:

Famous battles that changed the course of South Africa’s history…

BATTLE OF ISANDLWANA

THE BATTLE OF ISANDLWANA

  • Fought on 22 January 1879
  • The first major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom

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Battle of Rorkes Drift

THE BATTLE OF RORKE’S DRIFT

  • Took place during the Anglo-Zulu War
  • Fought on the same day as the nearby Battle of Isandlwana
  • Fighting the Zulu army of King Cetshwayo, the British army suffered the most humiliating defeat in its history

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Siege of Ladysmith

THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH

  • Began when the Boers cut the railway and telegraph lines on 2 November 1899
  • General Joubert pushed General White’s army into Ladysmith and laid siege to it at the beginning of the South African War
  • The attack lasted for 118 days – the shortest of the three major sieges in South African history
  • Suffering during the siege was intense given the shortage of provisions

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ELANDSLAAGTE

THE BATTLE OF ELANDSLAAGTE

  • Occurred during the South African War of 1899-1902
  • Played out within the boundaries of what is now Nambiti Private Game Reserve
  • The story of this battle fascinating for several reasons, including a raging thunderstorm, numerous foreign fighters, a cavalry charge, the use of modern rifles, controversy over a flag of truce and tales of incredible bravery

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Battlefield Tours & Tour Guides

We work closely with a number of Local KZN Battlefield tour guides who have insights into Zulu culture and history. Below please find recommended Tours Available, or you can contact us directly:

BushBaby Safaris: Pierre Duval [ pierre@bushbaby.co.za or 082 466 8350 ]

“Great place to stay while exploring the battlefields of Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The rooms are spacious & comfortable with en-suites, shower with wash basin & toilet. Dining facilities are available a short walk from the rooms. Secure parking is available free of charge.”

~ Banks

“Excellent staff. Perfect location to access the Battlefields and take in the history of the surrounding areas. We will certainly highly recommend this venue.”

~ Alan

What else is on offer?

Walks Wildelife

Walks & Wildlife

Take a walk or a jog along our trails to visit our different buck, zebra and ostrich.

Birding

Bird Watching

Don’t forget your binoculars – spot big and small birds in the area.

Swimming

Cool off in the Swimming Pool

A favourite place for families to gather, our pool is availble to all of our guests. Take a dip on hot summer days!

Ostrich Feeding

Organise with our staff to feed and get close to the Ostrich.

Bass Fishing

Bass Fishing (Catch & Release)

Our nearby dam is a good place to hone your fishing skills.

Outdoor Gym

Outdoor Gym and Sports

Give our outdoor gym/obstacle course a try or grab some mates for a game of rugby or soccer. We have pleanty of space

Childrens’ Playground

We have a small playground to keep children occupied on sunny days.

Drinks

Café Tagati

The Café Tagati terrace is a popular drinking spot where friends and collegues can unwind, catch up and take in our beautiful sunsets.

Library

Relax in the Library

Put up your feet and relax on the couch with a good book in our comfortable King’s View Room that has a warm fireplace for cold winter days. This room can also be used as an office if you need to catch up on work or as a break-away room and conference venue for smaller groups.

Swimming Pool