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Accommodation in the Battlefield area of Kwa Zulu Natal

Find accommodation in the most popular places to stay in the Battlefields area of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Provinceof South Africa.  Accommodation Africa South will soon provide you with a list of all the best destinations, things to do and see whether you are looking for a ‘naughty’ weekend away from the kids, an adventure, vacation or holiday accommodation or somewhere to stay because you are a travelling salesman, contractor or other profession that involves a lot of travelling and staying away from home.  We also plan to have venues and places where you can have conferences, conventions, expos,  special events like weddings, birthday parties, art, craft, and other exhibitions, as well as farmers or christmas markets and agricultural and other shows.  We also have a calendar of events in the Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) and other places in South Africa if you wish to see whats on.

Most of the Anglo Boer Wars and Zulu wars took place in the Battlefields Area of KZN. Places like Rorke’s Drift, Spioenkop, Ladysmith, Dundee, Glencoe, Isandlwana, Colenso, Greytown, Kranskop, Kingsley, Osizweni, Charlestown, and Blood River are famous. Other towns in this area are Utrecht, Madadeni, Newcastle, Weenen, Keate’s Drift, Tugela Ferry, Pomeroy, Montrose, Dannhauser, Hattingspruit, Roosboom and so on.

Check the linked establishments for their brochure page with amenities, facilities, website, contact information, and other details.

See below the table for more about the Battlefield, its vicinity and neighboring areas. Below the table is a bit of history, emergency and other numbers, attractions in the area, what to do and see in and around Battlefield, and links to find out more.

Accommodation in the Battlefields Area

Name of establishment Telephone Number Rating Type of accommodation Price Pet
friendly 
Children
friendly 
Gay
friendly 
Wheelchair
friendly 
Click here to add or change your listing xxx xxx xxxx ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Isandlwana Lodge 034 271 8301/4/5 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Royal Country Inn 034 2122 147 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Blue Pig Farl Lodge 034 212 1721 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Lennox Cottage 034 218 2201 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Isibindi Zulu Lodge 035 474 1473 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Rorke’s Drift Lodge 034 642 1805 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Umdende Manor Spa 034 981 6411 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Penryn 034 218 2269 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Zulu Wings Game Lodge 034 212 5976 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Add your listing here xxx xxx xxxx ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Add your listing here xxx xxx xxxx ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

 Venues in the Battlefields Area

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Name of establishment Telephone Number Rating Type of venue Price Break away Kitchen WC Accessible
Show Grounds xxx xxx xxxx not yet Stalls for animals
Display cubicles, other
enquire y yes yes yes
Civic Centre xxx xxx xxxx none Hall
Conference rooms
enquire y yes yes no
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About the Battlefields Area

The Battlefields are dotted with memorials, statues and grave-sites where the skirmishes took place. The wind often sighs mournfully through the grass on the hillocks, where docile cows now chew their cud. It is so peaceful that it is difficult to imagine all the lives lost, the bitter, noisy battles with blood, guts, dead and wounded lying in all manner of grotesque positions.

On a different note – There are many comfortable hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, comfortable mountain chalets, well-appointed camping sites, guesthouses, and lodges to provide visitors a welcome place to rest after their travels and activities of the day.

Battlefield History

Many battles between the Boer,  Zulu, and English took place around here. Cetshwayo, Shaka, Potgieter, Genl. Louis Botha, and Winston Churchhill are some of the names that come up. Farms were burnt to the ground, women and children landed up in horrendous conditions in the concentration camps, horses and livestock were re-appropriated, and all the food-crops got taken by the Brits. It is a bad time in our history where brother turned against brother, fighting for different sides in the Anglo Boer Wars.  My history about the Zulu wars are a bit rusty so will be continued at a later stage when I have done the research.

tbc – (to be continued).

Attractions in and around the Battlefield

Visit the Talana Museum near Dundee, or the war museum in Ladysmith, both have fine collections of war artefacts, and are well worth a visit.

There is a lot to see and do with many adventure companies vieing to provide balloon-rides, horse-riding, hang-gliding, 4×4-trails, off-road and mountain biking, as well as other wild and wonderful rides. Bungy and other jumping, foefie-slides, treetop adventures and so on abound, as does water-sports like canoeing, fishing, sailing, white water river rafting. The hiking opportunities are endless and it is a bird-watchers paradise. For the tamer activities; shopping, sight-seeing, and photography are tops as the landscapes, the people and the wildlife is great.

Traditional and modern Zulu Cultural experiences are on offer for the adventurous, but do be careful. Make sure someone that isn’t in your party knows where you are going. Remember your cellphone isn’t always within range.  Some of these places are remote and even barely accessible.

External Links

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Helpful numbers

Emergency Services

Local Number enquiries 1023
International Enquiries 903
Time 1026
Tourism Info and Safety Line             083 123 2345
Police 10111
Ambulance 10117
SA Weather Service 82 162

American Express             +27 (0)11 359 0111
Diners Club             +27 (0)11 358 8400
Mastercard International (TF)             0800 990418
VISA International (TF)             0800 990475
Thomas Cook – Rennies (TF)             0800 998175
Europ Assistance             +27 (0)11 359 5000
Medical Rescue International             +27 (0)11 242 0242
SA National Parks Board             +27 (0)12 428 9111
Kwa-Zulu Natal Parks & Tourism Board

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