Nearby activities & attractions
Isandlwana Historic Reserve Tour
Guests may enjoy the walk through the Isandlwana Historic Reserve where one can see various birds and game such as Impala and Zebra. In certain parts, guest may find cairns which are piles of white stones which mark the mass graves of British soldiers who died at Isandlwana, KwaZulu-Natal.
Fugitive's Trail Walk
This walk takes about 3 hours and is suitable for the fit sports enthusiast. It is a must for those interested in the Battle of Isandlwana. Sometimes, during the summer months, hikers have to swim the Buffalo River. Other times, it is possible to skip across on the rocks.
Length of Tour: Average 4 Hours
Minimum 4 People
There are over 300 species of birds in the region of Isandlwana during the year. In the immediate area of the Lodge, one has the chance to encounter over 70 species. Walking tours are available which are led by a knowledgeable guide.
Cultural & Photographic Tours
Length of Tour: Average 6-7 Hours
A European guide conducts the cultural tours to Qhudeni, accompanied by a Zulu lasting a full day. The tour departs from the Lodge at 10 am (subject to change) and returns around 4 pm This tour lead into one of the most remote and scenic parts of Zululand.
Day trips in Zululand
There are some trips one can take on one’s own which are within an easy driving distance of Isandlwana Lodge.
This is the spot where Chelmsford was having tea when the Zulus attacked the camp at Isandlwana. During the winter months, there is very little water, but the gorge is beautiful. The surrounding area offers some of the most magnificent scenery in Zululand. In the late afternoon, the Cape Bald Ibis come to roost on the rocks. It is about a twenty-minute drive from the Lodge. During the summer, remember to use Tabard spray to ward off ticks and plenty of sunscreen all year long.
Prince Imperial Monument
Journey to the spot where Prince Imperial was killed during the Anglo-Zulu War. The Prince was the last of the Bonaparte line and the only child of Empress Eugenie, who was broken-hearted at the death of her son. A Zulu family nearby maintains the area on behalf of Amafa KwaZulu-Natal, and they will be sure you sign the visitors' book.
The place of bronze wagons which formed the fortress for Boers in the battle with the Zulus on 16 December 1838 is worth a visit. There is a Voortrekker Museum and a Zulu Museum to explore.
Known as the finest museum in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the Talana Museum is located on the outskirts of Dundee at the site of the first battle of the Second Anglo-Boer War. Two museums, one military, and the other glass, are also here. There is an impressive collection of Zulu artifacts and the museum also brings focus to coal mining in the area which is part of Dundee’s history.