Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 00:00

There will be a re-enactment of the Battle of Isandlwana on 23 January at 10:00 (Zulu time). We are going to use this occasion for a tour guide educational but it will also be open to the public and tourism office staff members who may wish to join us. See the proposed programme below:

  • 8:45 Meet at Talana Museum (there is secure parking if you wish to leave a vehicle under cover for the day) Tour guides who have vehicles that can help with transport please let me know who will attend and can provide seats in their vehicles.
  • If you are coming from elsewhere meet at Isandlwana in front of the main memorial at 9:45. Please let me know who and how many so that we can make arrangements and also so that we do not start without you.
  • If you wish to add information or give a talk please contact me to be included in the programme.
  • Bring chair, shade, drinks and picnic lunch. We will fit lunch in according to timing of the day.
  • While we wait for the re-enactment or if it is on time then afterwards we will look at the following elements and information of the battle of Isandlwana
  • The “myth” of the dark sky as a result of the eclipse of the sun Norman Leveridge
  • A walk along the firing line – what was found in the 2000 dig. Is this the correct position? Does it make military sense? Pat Rundgren
  • A walk to the Shepstone burial site Pat Rundgren
  • A look at some of the reminiscences of men who were there (from the archives of Talana Museum)

Dugald MacPhail
John Brickhill
S B Jones
Fred Symons

  • A look at some of the illustrations from the time - where was the artist when he drew these ?


  • Lay wreath at memorial to British and Zulu soldiers.
  • Travel to Rorkes Drift hotel for drinks and snacks on the deck overlooking the Buffalo river.
  • Travel on to St Augustines Mission church with a talk on the history of the building and Archdeacon Johnson of Zululand.
  • Back to Dundee. 

Timing will be flexible as there is a full moon that evening – depending on the weather.

Pam McFadden
Chairperson: KZN Battlefields Tour Guides Association

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