Landscapes range from mountains and forests to wetlands, while activities include deep-sea diving, white-water rafting, hiking, historical tours, horse riding, trout fishing, safari, golf and much more. Zulu, Indian and European influences have created a cultural mosaic.
The Voortrekker-Zulu War (1836-1852), the Anglo-Zulu War (1879), the two Anglo-Boer Wars (1881 and 1899) and the Bambatha Rebellion (1906) are dramatic chapters in South Africa’s history that helped shape the present day nation. Today visitors from around the world come to roam the battle sites, graves, memorials and museums which tell stories of courage, betrayal and tragedy. To fully understand the present you must look to the past. Isandlwana, Spionkop, Rorke’s Drift, Blood River, the Battle of Majuba, the siege of Ladysmith - these sensational battles can be described as the ‘main events’ of these conflicts and these sites are easily accessible from a selection of establishments.
But don’t think they are only of interest to military historians and enthusiasts. The way the tours are conducted and the events presented make them accessible and enjoyable to all.