Message from Beeza - Johannesburg.
I was at Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift yesterday [19 March] to "edutain" and to share my passion, experience and knowledge of these two iconic sites with a group of interested friends.
I report that the countryside around Isandlwana is rolling green grassland now, the same as on the day of the battle. We again relived the extreme angst and adrenaline rush the soldiers must have experienced during the battle action. The familiar hill stood out solidly as the proud stone memorial to the soldiers of both sides.
The welcome centre is well operated and the museum is small and impressive [ask to see the DVD presentation]. Wild zebras now add an African atmosphere.
Rorkes Drift is a small site in area but it had a huge milestone impact on British military history.
The site is very well maintained, with a highly impactful display and a magnificent diorama of the battle scene. The site is a perfect backdrop to the battle details and stories we shared.
I take every chance to visit these sites and I would be happy to informally share my experience and knowledge with any interested groups. I would happily give information on any trip arrangements to South Africa to visit these iconic sites and others in northern Kwa-Zulu Natal.