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4 July 1879

On the 4 July 1879 Lt Gen. Lord Chelmsford crossed the White Mfolozi River and advanced across the Mahlabatini plain, where they formed square while on the march. It comprised four riflemen in line on the sides with field guns on the corners and he halted it within view of the King’s capital Ondini. Horsemen rode out and began setting fire to several military amakhanda (military barracks), when the Zulu army (consisting of between 15 000 and 20 000 warriors) launched its attack on the British Square. After desperate fighting, during which time the Zulus advanced to within 30 metres of the square, they were driven off with heavy losses. This was the final Battle of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

Situated adjacent to the Ulundi airfield, along the P700 (King Cetshwayo Highway) to Hluhluwe/iMfolozi Park. On the road (P700) to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, just outside Ulundi.

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