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Day Tour of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana
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Day Tour of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana

By Durban Safaris and Tours
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Ages 12-90, max of 8 per group
Duration: 12h
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Live guide: English
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  • Qualified and passionate guide
  • Amazing historical walking day Tour
  • Small museum to explore
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • We offer a simple picnic lunch that can be enjoyed at Rorkes Drift. Visitors can also purchase extra snacks at the cafe at Rorkes Drift
  • Entry/Admission - Rorke's Drift
  • Entry/Admission - Isandlwana Battlefield
What's not included
  • Tips and curios


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will pickup anywhere in the Durban or surrounding areas (within 25 km).
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Durban
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 119054P1

        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • Durban Safaris and Tours
          71
          Durban, South Africa
        • Guj D
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great experience with a gem of a tour company.
          Based on reviews that we saw on TripAdvisor we you decided to employ this company with the view of giving us a different view of Durban. We wanted something that was not necessarily on the tourist trail , as such we asked them if they could do this and the response was fast and professional, the response times were almost immediate but not pushy, and they were not trying to oversell. We found that Sheldon (owner ) was more than happy to talk even though it was after hours, and he relayed information that we thought was most helpful, some of the suggestions did not fit with our schedule and timings as we are on a cruise ship, I told him this and immediately he suggested several other things, nothing was too much trouble, I suggested we did an animal Safari at the tala animal reserve and the thousand hill view and then a Durban city tour. He said absolutely not a problem, and the next morning our guide Brandon turned up who was excellent as well, we were met personally by Sheldon and Brandon which was a double bonus, and we proceeded with our customised tour, incidentally whilst this tool was customised , it was exactly the same price as advertised for the regular tour, which I thought was fantastic. This said to me that they not sharks, they are indeed highly professional highly motivated and understand everything the client needs. We will be using them again on our next visit to this part of the world indeed to conduct perhaps an even bigger tourl of more of South Africa that is not on the tourist path. I completely and totally recommend this company to at least if not give you a fantastic time in Durban and Richards bay, as for the rest of South Africa I'm sure they can either do it themselves or arrange others who are trustworthy, to do the tour the rest of South Africa we will be using them again that is a guarantee.
          Written 21 January 2024
        • Trail29091779782
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          You must experience Hluhluwe
          Wow what a fantastic experience Collected and dropped off in Umhlanga The Reserve is stunning with so many animals Thanks Paul for really working hard to ensure we got to see all the species I definitely recommend!
          Written 11 January 2024
        • sandraj222
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Experiences of a lifetime!
          I started chatting with Shelldon on-line February 2022 planning a trip to Durban in November, we wanted to visit a game reserve and the Zulu natal battlefields. Over the following months he proposed a bespoke trip for my husband and I. We spent three nights at Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve and included • 2 Hour estuary cruise in St Lucia • Emdoneni cheeta project tour • Elephant interaction • Game drives Followed by two nights at Elands View Guesthouse with trips to •iSandlwana • Fugitives Drift •Rorkes Drift •Empangeni and Dundee Unfortunately Shelldon wasn’t able to do the trips himself but arranged for @Paul Koekemoer to be our guide for the first three days and then @Don Botterill took over for the battlefields. I cannot thank them all enough for making this trip so memorable. They even arranged a surprise Chefs Table at the lodge for the night of my birthday. Spending time watching the big 5 at dawn and dusk is something we will never forget. Paul was a wonderful guide so knowledgeable and how he spotted the smaller creatures was just amazing (scorpions in the dark!) And then hearing about the battlefields from Don who really brought it to life, so passionate and shared great stories with us. Luckily we also got to meet Shelldon and did a great half day tour of Durban again so knowledgeable and gave us a great insight into this diverse city. If you are ever thinking of visiting this area of South Africa I would not hesitate in recommending them to arrange a wonderful experience for you.
          Written 28 December 2023
        • Sunshine62577816271
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          great trip to Tala game reserve and PheZulul
          Sheldon was a great guide. He told us so much great information about Zulu history and culture. We went with some business associates and everyone enjoyed the day.
          Written 17 September 2023
        • Road31941134078
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommended
          We cannot recommend Shelldon highly enough. His local knowledge and experience within the park is excellent. Very relaxed and comfortable atmosphere throughout the day.
          Written 29 November 2021
        • sabinesky
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing three day tour with Shelldon
          Shelldon was an awesome guide. He custumized a 3 day tour for our group of seven friends. He picked us up in Durban and on our way to Hluhluwe we stoped at the Cheetah Rehabilitation Centre to see cheetahs and other cats very close. We did a Game Drive in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve in the evening and we did more on the next day. We always had the option to do something else or to use the open cars from the hilltop camp. Shelldon told us a lot about Southafrica, Zulu culture and the animals we saw. And we saw a lot of animals like elephants, rhinos or buffalos. On the last day we went to SodwanaBay for diving. It was an excellent spot were we got to see turtles and a shark! As an extra he recommeded a perfect surfing spot in Durban to us. I totally recommend Shelldon as a guide und will definitely do a tour with him again whenever I come back to Southafrica.
          Written 11 January 2020
        • Alexandra L
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best trip ever bc we had the- Best tour guide ever!
          I can not recommend Sheldon enough-of Coastal & Country touring- he is outstanding and gave us the trip of our lives. Traveling with my 80 year old mother and 11 year old daughter- he took all concerns off our minds- handled everything and we never felt safer or more engaged. We did SO many tours with Sheldon that I can’t just list one to review bc I feel like we did them all. On our trip he accompanied us on the following itinerary: Thousand Hills tour, Tala Game Park, Zulu cultural experience, Humpback whale watching, St Lucia Hippo Safari, HluHluwe Game Park overnight, Mandela & Gandhi history tour, Thousand Hills Steam Train. He was also always willingly at our disposal to help in the event we needed anything which traveling w children can arise. Sheldon was fantastic and I will only ever use him for any tours in South Africa. He made it fun- and my daughter loved him, even calling him Shelly affectionately by the end of the trip! Thank you, Sheldon, for going above and beyond to make this trip safe,educational, exciting & fun for us ladies traveling alone!
          Written 8 October 2019
        • Eileen T
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rorke’s Drift & Isandlwana tour
          This was an amazing 2 day trip! Shelldon was a great guide, knowledgeable, organised and entertaining! We had plenty of time to wander the battlesites, and given so much detail, passionately delivered, that we could almost believe we had been there at the time! Well worth doing, an experience that we will not forget!
          Written 28 February 2019
        • LondonNorman
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Our best tour ever
          We wrote a review a few days ago and in our jetlagged enthusiasm forgot to mention our tour guides name. His name is Shelldon Wells and we give him our highest recommendation.
          Written 8 February 2019
        • janaber0701
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          one of the best days in South Africa
          Shelldon is the best guide you can imagine. We went to the Game Reserve and saw 3 of the big 5. It was great because he knows many interesting things about the animals and their natural behavior. He is very kind and interested in his tour members. Lovely day!!!
          Written 21 January 2019
        • Lizziefied
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          All I wanted and a bit more
          I came to Durban in order to prepare myself for my own future needs as a tour leader. From the very first e-mail, to when Shelldon dropped me off back at my hotel, the experience was wonderful. Shelldon did an amazing job of showing me the highlights of the city, explaining the difficulties of the city and peoples, preparing me for the culture shocks and giving me enough to want to come back for more. His knowledge, hos humor, and his love for his home town makes him an amazing guide. I can’t wait to return and explore other areas of KNZ with Shelldon.
          Written 4 November 2018
        • Ralph S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Shelldon Wells Is An Exceptional Guide
          Shelldon is a great guide. He has an in-depth knowledge of Durban making time spent with him a valuable educational experience. He is also responsive to the client's interests,flexible and considerate.If you are looking for guide in Durban, it would be a serious mistake not to seek out Shelldon Wells.
          Written 21 September 2018
        • Andrea C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour, perfect guide!
          We spent a day at the Hluhluwe Imfolozi game reserve with Shelldon. The reserve is beautiful and we saw 3 of the Big Five. The real surprise is Shelldon, more than a "guide". We really appreciated his passion and commitment shown for his job and for the place we were in. Totally recommend.
          Written 15 September 2018
        • Stephanie W
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, Shelldon Wells
          I strongly recommend Shelldon at Country and Coastal touring, what a fantastic experience we had. I booked a week with Shelldon for my mum and I on the recommendation of friends that had experienced his company last year. He did not disappoint. He put an itinerary together to suit our needs and totally blew my mum's expectations away. She'd never done safari and I really wanted this to be a trip of a lifetime. Communication with Shelldon from the UK was easy, booking and payment all sorted, and there were no hidden extras or naff tourist trap shops like we've experienced on other company organised tours. Shelldon was a perfect host. He had to deal with a fragile runner (I'd completed Comrades 2 days earlier), upset tummies and creaking bones (all self inflicted I hasten to add). Nothing was too much trouble, and most things were thought of before we even thought it ourselves. As for the reserves, tremendous. Lion, buffalo, elephants, rhino, giraffe, wild dog to name a few. What made it extra special was Shelldon's enthusiasm, he was almost jumping out of his seat seeing the dogs and cats. In fact, he drove back to the ranch drag me out to see the wild dogs, after id been a bit poorly earlier that day, I am very grateful, what a beautiful experience. In summary, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Country and Coastal tours, especially Shelldon.
          Written 26 June 2018
        • gainesj2018
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve - June 2018
          This was truly the experience of a lifetime and one of our guides Shelldon had a lot to do with my sentiment. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, the animals, the local customs and the people. The safari was far more than we expected as another guide (Bungee) took us on the night and very early open jeep tours where we encountered two male lions that had just made a fresh warthog kill. I would do this safari again or do any tour with Country and Coastal Touring. I "HIGHLY" recommend Country and Coastal Touring for anyone including families for their personal touch, expertise and professionalism. In addition, they are reasonably priced and can accommodate multiple price points which gives you flexibility you cannot find with other companies.
          Written 19 June 2018
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        LondonNorman
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        Feb 2019 • Couples
        We visited the Zulu Battlefields last week.From the moment he collected us at our hotel till the moment he dropped us back he gave us the best of days. He is so informative and enthusiastic about his subject that at the end of the day we appreciated so much more of how the battle came about and about its outcome.He never rushed and explained the whole campaign in depth and we really enjoyed the experience.A comfortable vehicle with stops for lunch that he provided.A long day but thoroughly enjoyable. When we visit again he will be our No 1 choice.
        Written 7 February 2019
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        Chonelle Bicknell
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        May 2023 • Friends
        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. We had a wonderful time putting together the events that took place in these historical battlefields ! While it is a long drive it was worth every minute in the car as Shelldon told us amazing stories and educated us on so many different topics ! Keep doing what your doing Shelldon honestly your expertise are rare and have made a lasting impression on all of us who joined your tour. We couldnt recommend this tour and our guide enough to amy future visitors !

        Choni, Neil & Jamie.
        Written 17 May 2023
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        Thank you so much for the kind words Choni, it's easy when you have great guests who are just as fascinated by the history as I am!
        Written 18 May 2023
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        Bonny D
        2 contributions
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        Dec 2019 • Couples
        Can’t praise our Guide Shelldon enough. The trip was a great success. Even for those none historians, Shelldon brought to life the unfolding dramas of the day.
        Written 21 December 2019
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        Andy O
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        Nov 2019 • Friends
        Really long day but definitely worth it. Sheldon was quality guide , the mans head is full of facts!! Really brought everything together and he made the trip 10x better.
        Written 2 November 2019
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        ST7515
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        Aug 2019 • Solo
        There is no point hiding the fact that this is a very long trip for a day tour, but there is also no other way to see the battlefields as they are very remote ! Shelldon does everything, not just the driving part as some « guides » usually do.

        His explanations were truly insightful and we really discovered something we were not aware of. These places are very moving, even for non British people, I really recommend going there. Despite the long road, we never felt like we were in a rush, which I appreciate a lot (as I had to translate in another language for my mother) Furthermore, despite some African surprises on the road, he managed to keep the tour on time for the whole duration of the trip. Just amazing.

        Thank you !
        Written 10 August 2019
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