WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Film Zulu Dawn:Lt. Col. Pulleine: His Lordship is of the cetain opinion that it's far too difficult an approach to be chosen by the Zulu command.Col. Durnford: Yes, well... difficulty never deterred a Zulu commander.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Farnborough Hill
Yesterday at 9:46 pm by 24th foot

» Rorke's Drift
Yesterday at 8:25 pm by xhosa2000

» Missing five hours question
Yesterday at 6:59 pm by SRB1965

» Rifles at Rorkes Drift......not the usual Zulu/Martini question....
Yesterday at 9:07 am by SRB1965

» Captain Walter Stafford NNC medals
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:04 am by 90th

» Gerald French, liar or not?
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:24 pm by Frank Allewell

» A bit more fun research!
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:22 am by rusteze

» Trooper H. Boik (NMP) and Dartnell patrol Isandlwana, 22 January 1879
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:55 am by whizz-bang

» Norris-Newman
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:52 pm by Kenny

» Some fun research
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:47 am by Frank Allewell

» Isipezi Hill
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:19 pm by ALLENG

» Zulu shield question
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:03 am by SRB1965

» Buyer beware!..
Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:47 pm by xhosa2000

» Colonel Farquhar Glennie
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:48 pm by SRB1965

» A number of SAGS for Sale at C Dixons
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:38 pm by xhosa2000

Captain Ronald G.E. Campbell, Coldstream Guards. killed at Hlobane
[Mac & Shad] Captain Ronald G.E. Campbell, Coldstream Guards --killed at Hlobane (Mac and Shad) (Isandula Collection)
Rob Caskie at a Showcase Event 2014
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
90th
 
littlehand
 
Frank Allewell
 
ADMIN
 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
 
John
 
Mr M. Cooper
 
1879graves
 
impi
 
rusteze
 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
90th
 
xhosa2000
 
Frank Allewell
 
rusteze
 
John Young
 
SRB1965
 
Tee
 
24th foot
 
ALLENG
 
Kenny
 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Durnford was he capable. 4
The ammunition question
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share | 
 

 Zululand Trip.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
warrior3



Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-06-28
Age : 52
Location : Maidstone, Kent

PostSubject: Zululand Trip.   Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:09 pm

Hello everyone
I will be trvalling to Zululand sometime in March this year. It will be my third trip, and I'm really looking forward to it. I was initially going to travel around on my mountain bike, but have changed my mind, due to all the advice I've taken on board. I've spoken to Mr Charles Aikenhead, who owns the new Rorke's Drift Hotel. He's given me a great price based on a 10 & 14 night stay at his establishment. I have'nt decided which yet. I will be hiring a guide from the Rorke's Drift village. Their will be a lot of walking to do, as I'll be visiting Fugitive's Trail, Hlobane etc, also the walk down the pass that the 24th took from Helpmaaker to Rorke's Drift. I have'nt booked anything as yet, and was wondering if anyone who was thinking about visiting Zululand on thier own, but not sure, would they like to join me on the trip, and keep the cost down, hire car etc?
Cheers.
Back to top Go down
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

avatar

Posts : 2554
Join date : 2009-04-24

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:45 pm

Now that's a great idea and sensible and safer. Idea
Back to top Go down
J.J.Meyer



Posts : 11
Join date : 2010-12-01
Age : 50
Location : Hlobane

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:01 am

Be careful around the Hlobane area, especially the road from the base of the mountain to the coal mine, robberies are commonplace. I don't think a rental car will make it up Hlobane mountain either, a pick-up truck or 4x4 will get up there easily.
Back to top Go down
warrior3



Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-06-28
Age : 52
Location : Maidstone, Kent

PostSubject: Hlobane, Robberies.   Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:32 am

Hi
Thanks for the advice.
Back to top Go down
Mr Greaves

avatar

Posts : 746
Join date : 2009-10-18

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:41 am

Quote :
robberies are commonplace
Is one allowed to arm one's self with a fire arm. If this is the case.
Back to top Go down
old historian2

avatar

Posts : 1097
Join date : 2009-01-14
Location : East London

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:11 am

Good question Mr.G

Are the fire arm laws the same as the U.K. or is it permitted to own a gun under licence.
Back to top Go down
warrior3



Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-06-28
Age : 52
Location : Maidstone, Kent

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:19 am

I'm a fast runner!
Back to top Go down
ADMIN

avatar

Posts : 3578
Join date : 2008-11-01
Age : 58
Location : KENT

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:26 am

warrior3, I bet that what those fleeing along the Fugitives trail said. Back in 1879
Back to top Go down
http://www.1879zuluwar.com
Mr Greaves

avatar

Posts : 746
Join date : 2009-10-18

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:31 am

Is it not possible to cover the Battlefields on horseback? Some tour operators must include this in a package. Or are Horses available to hire in and around the Battlefield areas. After all that how its was done in 1879.
Back to top Go down
warrior3



Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-06-28
Age : 52
Location : Maidstone, Kent

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:32 am

But on a serious note. I have heard of robberies etc, but mostly they've occured further north of Hlobane. But I will take all advice on board.
Thanks
Back to top Go down
warrior3



Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-06-28
Age : 52
Location : Maidstone, Kent

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:36 am

Yeah, they probably did admin!
Back to top Go down
old historian2

avatar

Posts : 1097
Join date : 2009-01-14
Location : East London

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:24 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

avatar

Posts : 2554
Join date : 2009-04-24

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:24 pm

Mr.G.
Quote :
Is one allowed to arm one's self with a fire arm. If this is the case
Anyone found out yet.
Back to top Go down
joe

avatar

Posts : 600
Join date : 2010-01-07
Location : UK

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:56 pm

Hi
what would the laws be in the UK for owning a revolver from the period, such as a Beaumont Adams?

cheers joe
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

avatar

Posts : 6422
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 70
Location : Cape Town South Africa

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:09 am

It is possible to buy and own a gun for self protection in South Africa. The laws governing that are now pretty strict. A tourist has no chance of getting legal possesion of a gun.
To own a gun, a competency test has to be passed, the house/home that the gun will be stored in is inspected by the police, as is the applicant. A gun safe has to be installed.
However if you would like to, its allways possible to take a walk through some of the more 'interesting,, townships with a camera hanging round your neck and a nice leather handbag over your shoulder. It wont be to long ( definition of a split second) before a gentleman or two shows you a gun and explains its purpose in detail. That lesson does come at a cost of course, you would be asked to donate the camera, bag, phone, wallet, shoes and litterally anything of value, possibly even your wife, if your Indian.

Regards
Back to top Go down
ADMIN

avatar

Posts : 3578
Join date : 2008-11-01
Age : 58
Location : KENT

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:41 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
http://www.1879zuluwar.com
warrior3



Posts : 84
Join date : 2010-06-28
Age : 52
Location : Maidstone, Kent

PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:38 pm

Thanks very much for that admin. It certainly got my juices flowing again!
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Zululand Trip.   

Back to top Go down
 
Zululand Trip.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: