ISANDLWANA – heart of the Battlefields
Isandlwana, in the heart of the Battlefields, is one of the ‘hidden gems’ which we at
WOWZULU want to show every visitor to KwaZulu-Natal.
Because it’s no longer just the site of a battle.
It’s the centre of a beautiful area
and the home of a vibrant community with lots to offer.
The Isandlwana Museum and our WOWZULU Marketplace are part of this community, and from the hill above the village the luxury Isandlwana Lodge overlooks the village and the Battlefield.
the story of the battles of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift
the story of the museum and church built by the British after the battle
the story of British and Swiss missionaries who established missions on opposite sides of the Umzinyathi (Buffalo) River and never spoke to one another
the story of the two ‘mad American women’ who came to Africa to build a luxury lodge ‘in the middle of nowhere’
the story of the rock and tree ‘dassies’ on a hill next to the lodge
and the many stories of the Zulu and Basotho tribal communities who live in the area.