Route in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, draws visitors from around
the world. But do not be mislead by the name of this exciting
tourism experience into believing that it's famous battle sites
are the sole attraction. There's so much more to the Battlefields.
Within easy driving distance there are water
sports, bush adventures, hiking trails, off road routes and a
host of rivers and dams teeming with trout and bass. There is
the splendour of game reserves and lodges, where you truly experience
the wild life of Africa, including viewing the big five of lion,
leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephant from the comfort and security
of your own car, an open safari vehicle, or on a guided game walk
under the supervision of an experienced ranger.
Accommodation on the Battlefields Route ranges from cosy guest
houses and welcoming bed and breakfast establishments to mountain
top lodges and family guest farms, from country style hotels and
lakeside chalets, to cottages, caravan parks and campsites. While
exploring the Battlefields take along a hat, comfortable walking
shoes, an umbrella, drinking water and sunscreen.
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How to use this website:
For maximum pleasure
and understanding: visiting the Battlefields should not be done
in an haphazard manner, but rather one should choose an era, war
or campaign and then select the sites you want to visit.To
assist you in this respect we have divided the route into the
various eras and wars and listed the sites accordingly.
Whether you choose
to use the services of a specialist guide, and for maximum enjoyment
we always advise you to do so, or whether you are guiding yourself,
it is always advisable to read up a little on the sites and war
before making your visit.
For this reason you
will find reference to various books and authors that are specialists
in their field. We also recommend
that you have a good road map in your vehicle at all times. The
contents of this site are not intended as a source of historical
reference but merely to provide the visitor to the region with
some background knowledge of the events that took place and what
they can expect to find on the site.