Tourism, Accommodation and Historical Attractions in Natal, South Africa
The Natal Battlefields
An Introduction to the Battles fought in Natal.
The Natal Battlefields - Scene of Bloody Conflict
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It is said that the soil of Kwazulu-Natal is so fertile because it has been drenched in blood. The scenic and tranquil pastoral countryside of KwaZulu-Natal has borne witness to bloody conflict and widespread bloodshed.
- Ancient times - 1860: Zulus vs Zulus and Swazis
- 1835 - 1839: Voortrekkers vs Zulus
- 1879: British vs Zulus
- 1880 - 1881: British vs Boers - 1
- 1899 - 1902: British vs Boers - 2
The area between Estcourt in the South and Vryheid to the north has the greatest concentration of battlefields in South Africa and is thus known as the Battlefields Route.