The Zulu War of 1879 has the high drama of Isandlwana where over 1300 soldiers of a modern British army were wiped out in 2 hours by a bunch of "Savages armed with sticks" (Disraeli).
We base at Elandsheim Christian Youth Hostel and cover Isandlwhana and Rorke's Drift. 2 nights. And/Or; The Anglo Boer War of 1900 is centred around the pivotal battle of Spion Kop and we base at Emseni Scripture Camp. 2 nights.
We rent into a magnificent old Sugar Baron's beach house which can cope with up to 40 or we rent into a smaller place in Zinkwazi. Aside from swimming (qualified life-guard in attendance) there are reptile parks, and even Gateway(!), to keep all the party amused. 2 nights
Either Zingela or Weenen. Zingela is on the Thugela river and is a luxury bush camp with full on adventure activities including abseiling and white water rafting.
Weenen Game Reserve is small at 10,000 acres but it has white and black rhino and most of our antelope and of course zebra and giraffe. A tented bush camp but with proper loos and showers. 2 nights in either.
Giants Castle can be a day trip from the farm with Bushman paintings and a good hike and swim. A sleep over in caves at 10,000 feet on the top of the mountain range is a two day and night hike to Ndomeni Dome. 2 nights or 1 if going to Giants Castle
School Activities Rugby & Hockey
We liaise with the local schools to compete in rugby and hockey matches with the international kids. This is part of the adventure, exercise, team spirit and of course a way in which kids learn about each other from different parts of the world.
Our base to which we can go at any time depending on which order we take the standard itinerary......for washing and simple chilling. Usually we tag on a visit to one of the AIDS hospices in Thugela Ferry en route to of from the Zulu War. A visit to some of the local Midlands Meander "stuff" is sometimes popular as a side trip from here.