Where Zulu warriors pursued British soldiers
From Isandlwana the scenic ‘fugitives’ trail’ leads across a rough, rocky terrain of hills and valleys, among towering aloes that burn bright orange in winter and game such as impala and zebras, down to ‘Fugitives’ Drift’ on the wide Umzinyathi or Buffalo River that was once the border between the British territory and Zululand. Eerie stone cairns all along the way are reminders of how Zulu warriors on foot pursued and overtook British soldiers fleeing on horseback across the rough terrain.
Even if you are not interested in battle history, this is a beautiful 8 km hike or trail run through a nature reserve, with a thrilling river crossing at the end. Let the friendly Dalton Ngubesi, whose ancestors were in the battle, take you on the trail and treat you to tea and lunch on a hill with a view along the route.