Blood River Battlefield

16 December 1838

On the 16 December 1838 the Zulu Army numbering some 12 000 warriors and led by Ndlela kaNtuli attacked the Voortrekker Commando of some 464 armed men laagered on the banks of the Ncome River. The battle lasted most of the morning with the Zulus suffering heavy casualties before finally withdrawing. On the site are 64 full size replica bronze wagons set in the format of the original laager.

Off R33 between Dundee and Vryheid. Interpretation centre, Tea Room, and toilets on site.

Also see The Msunduzi / Voortrekker Museum

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  1. Miss Ladysmith worked there for 15 years and enjoyed all the walks in the bush arround my home. Now living in Australia trying to make it my new home been here since 1994. But been a South Africa do miss my old home.

    Regards Chris Sutton

  2. Fantastic accommodation
    Friendly management and staff. Before they served us breakfast we were invited to have early morning devotions with them. it was something special

    I had two flat tyres and they transported me to town to have the one tyre repaired. Extremely helpful

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