Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana Day Tour

In January of 1879, some 20,000 Zulu warriors descended the heights of the Nqutu Plateau and fell on a unsuspecting force of approximately 1600 British soldiers, Natal Natives and colonials.

The resulting battle would not only go on to sway public opinion but would change the military tactics of the period.

But the day was not yet over as a Zulu force of 4,000 warriors would go on to cement the Natal outpost of Rorkes Drift into the annals of history.

  • Cost: just R2,800.00 per person (min 2 pax).
  • About GBP £116 / USD $147 per person*
  • Group discounts available.
  • Entry fees included.
  • Pick up from Durban or Richards Bay

Why Book This Rorkes Drift Day Tour

  • Visit the battlefields with a specialist battlefields guide.
  • Walk the battlefields of both Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana.
  • Drive through some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa.
  • Learn more about the history of Natal and South Africa.

Book This Tour

To book your day tour to Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana, or to receive more information, please contact us using any of the options below;

    What Guests Have Said About This Tour

    An absolutely wonderful day out with Shelldon at Isandwala and Rorkes Drift. We were hesitant at first thinking we could save some money and do it on out own ! We are so so glad we didn’t, Shelldons knowledge on the two sites is absolutley unmatched , we had stories from start to finish on the road and we certainly wouldn’t have known all the amazing spots we were driving past had we done it ourselves.

    Chonelle – TripAdvisor

    First, the trip itself – wow! Shelldon’s knowledge of the timeline and events surrounding the battles is encyclopaedic and he absolutely brings it to life by stopping at key points and describing the battle plan, as well as the heat and deprivations and the vast distances covered. The sites are beautifully kept and quite moving, with wonderful little museums and even a tiny cafe.

    Mamajules – TripAdvisor

    Want to explore the battlefields in even more detail? How about turning your day tour into an overnight (2 day) tour or even a 3 day tour. Add a safari tour to round out an amazing vacation experience to South Africa. Email us for more details.

    What’s Included

    • Entry fees.
    • Pick up and drop off from Durban or Richards Bay.
    • Complimentary bottled water.

    What’s Extra

    • Lunch is excluded.
    • Tips and curios.

    Rorkes Drift Day Tour Itinerary

    • We’ll pick you up from your accommodation in the Durban area at 6:00am.
    • It’s a 4 hour drive to the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift from Durban, there will be two comfort stops along the way.
    • At 10:30am you’ll begin the tour of Isandlwana.
    • Around 12:00pm you’ll break for lunch at Rorkes Drift.
    • At 1:00pm the tour of Rorkes Drift begins.
    • You will begin the journey back to Durban at 3:00pm, arriving at approx. 7:00pm.
    • Cost: just R2,800.00 per person (min 2 pax).
    • About GBP £116 / USD $147 per person*
    • Group discounts available.
    • Entry fees included.
    • Pick up from Durban or Richards Bay