Society Vice-President and author of 'Zulu Rising' Ian Knight will be leading a tour of the iSandlwana campaign in May this year. Designed for those who have already been on a more general tour or who simply want to explore the defining battlefields of the war in greater detail this will offer an opportunity to walk the ground and debate the story of the battle with one of the world's leading experts. You will have the opportunity to descend into the Ngwebeni valley - where the Zulu army bivouacked before iSandlwana - follow the line of advance of both Zulu horns, walk in the footsteps of the ill-fated rocket battery, and climb to the spot where Lt Milne looked back at the camp. You will also explore the site of the skirmish with Sihayo's followers on 12 January 1879, and of Sihayo's homestead, as well as look at Rorke's Drift and the surrounding sites in great detail.
The tour begins and ends in Johannesburg (please arrange your own flights) and runs from 28 April to 8 May. Cost is £2330 per person sharing. A full itinerary can be found at http://ianknightzulu.com/isandlwana-ian-knight or please contact email@example.com for more details.
Posted on 26/01/2016
by Adrian Greaves