The one NOT TO MISS is “Talana Live” held over the nearest weekend to the anniversary of the battle. Re-enactments of the battle take place this weekend together with a full program of history and heritage.

“Talana “ meaning “the shelf where precious items are stored” is a fitting name for this large and multifaceted museum, on the site of the first battle of the Anglo Boer War 1899-1902. A walking trail up Talana hill follows in the footsteps of the British soldiers who fought the battle up this hill on 20 October 1899. Boer forces on the top of the hill taught them a lesson they were to remember for the remainder of the war and into the Great War 14 years later.

Here we remember and respect our past, and the people who made it. Lonely monuments, a quiet cemetery and a magnificent museum in park-like grounds display our heritage for your education and enjoyment. Exhibits depict the conflict between Zulu, Boer and Brit; coal mining, glass and beadwork; original settler history and a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

The Great War 1914-1919 and the 1913 Satyagraha Movement place Dundee in the context of these events.

Kwa Kunje Cultural Village — showcases traditional Zulu life.

We offer research archives; conference venues; registered guides for tours of the museum and battlefields, quality locally produced items in the Museum Shop and delicious meals in the Miners’ Rest restaurant.

  •  On the R33 to Vryheid as you leave Dundee
  •  S28 09 21.6  E30 15 35.5
  • 034 212 2654 Fax: 034 212 2376
  • info@talana.co.za
  • www.talana.co.za
  • You will need at least 3-4 hours to view this museum
    • Open: Mon-Fri 08:00-16:30 | Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 09:00-16:30 | Closed: 25,26 December
Boasting a unique collection of military memorabilia from the Anglo Zulu and Anglo Boer Wars, World War 1 & 11, Rhodesian and South West African Border Wars and more.

  •  Opposite the Dutch reformed Church on the corner of Beaconsfield and Willson Streets
  • Open every Friday from 5pm. Other times by appointment.
  • Pat Rundgren 072 8032885 facebook:patrundgren

Ingudlane Lodge offers a 2 hour game drive through their game lodge on the outskirts of Dundee. Book directly with the lodge.

“If anything you MUST book the Game Drive” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed 23 July 2015

We had been advised by friends to book the game drive when we holidayed in Dundee last week. What a memorable experience. it was cold, very cold the morning of our game drive but what a welcome…….. on arrival we were treated to cappuccino by a lovely reception lady who also organised us blankets for the drive. We had the pleasure of having Wiseman as our game driver who not only was able to spot lots of animals but kept my two boys and husband intrigued by all the information he knew about all the animals we got to see. Its amazing how they remembered all the information and chatted about it on our journey back home, even considering if they should have a career like Wiseman because he is so “cool”. the picnic he set up for us was nothing less than fabulous. we loved it and it was a perfect end to our holiday. I highly recommend it , it was ridiculously cheap and the friendliness and hospitality from the gate entrance staff all the way through the lodge was priceless.

Stayed July 2015, travelled with family