Buller's Rest Lodge

P.O.Box 1426, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, 3370, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ladysmith

Day 7

A travel blog entry by scubanut

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After spending a night just outside Dundee in a lovely colonial house with an excellent host, we travelled to the battle fields. Our first stop was at Rorkes Drift, to see the lay of the land and imaging 4,000 Zulu bearing down on your position was truly thought provoking. It was interesting to walk around and try combine the reports of the battle …

Day 15 - A Much Better Day in Drakensberg

A travel blog entry by simonannals

3

... booked was unavailable and he gave us a 20% discount. Our 1st stop was Monk's Cowl in Central Berg. Despite starting out in sunshine, by the time we reached Monk's Cowl the drizzle was back. At the park reception we purchased tickets and and announced we were going for a hike, well we are hardy Brits after all! We were directed to the gatekeeper where we had to record what protective clothing we had, contact phone numbers etc. We again ...

A little bit of culture

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel

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... deployed spies to find out the British military tactics and had organised their men accordingly. The British had done no such thing. They were more organised and fighting for a better cause, even though they were not so well equipped. We then went and had a look at the memorials, both Zulu and English.

The battle of Rorke's drift I found more interesting however. In this about two hundred men ...

The come down

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel

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... 50 kg of cement, 60 litres of water, two shovels, one spade (I now know the difference), heavy mixing/poking metal pole and spirit level in the back of the car were something I hadn't contended with before. Don't get me wrong we have had full cars, where I have balanced precariously on top of piles of firewood whilst loose saws jangled underneath me, or sat with recently cut corrugated iron sliding around in the back. However ...

Nambiti and Kwa Cheetah

A travel blog entry by tunnockscaramel

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... not too worried, and we got to see an elephant up close, and see a couple of their rhino by chance and we saw three nyala, one doe and two bulls which is cool as now we know what we were supposed to be finding the other day aha. Very unusual to see them as they are so shy and elusive. We also saw Eland, which are crazy big. Bigger than a wildebeest. And they can jump 8ft in the air, so easily conquer game fences.

After the game drive the guy who took us round, Dez (phonetic ...

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