Holiday Accommodation in Dundee

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The Royal Country Inn      DundeeHotel / Lodge
The Royal Country Inn in Dundee combines the benefits of modern accommodation with an old-world charm. Situated in the heart of the battlefields, halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, it is the ideal stopover for weary travellers a home-from-home with every comfort and amenity as well as a co...

Chez Nous B&B DundeeBed & Breakfast
We would like to welcome you to Chez Nous bed and breakfast. Chez Nous (pronounced: "shay noo") is French for "AT OUR HOME". Chez Nous B&B is located in Dundee, a beautiful town in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. This Zulu kingdom is approxamately 3.5 hours drive from both Johannesbur...

Kwa-Rie Caravan Park      DundeeCamping & Caravan
The Kwa-Rie is situated in the middle of Dundee in the heart of the Battlefields. We have 6 chalets and 27 caravan/tent stands with electricity. 98 different bird species, blesbucks and springbucks add to the wilderness experience....

Zulu Wings Game Lodge DundeeHotel / Lodge
Exclusive accommodation situated at the foothills of the Biggarsberg with stylish cozy-en-suite guest rooms. All rooms lead to a separate bar/lounge area with pool table and swimming pool.Homestyle wholesome meals are served in the "Round Table" Diningroom. Picnic basket can be arranged. Swimming p...

Arusha Lodge DundeeHotel / Lodge
BBI (Battlefields BP Intnl) DundeeBed & Breakfast
Brooklyn B&B DundeeBed & Breakfast
Cairngorm Cottage DundeeSelf-catering
Craigieburn B&B DundeeBed & Breakfast
House On The Park Bed & Breakfast DundeeBed & Breakfast
Indumeni Guesthouse DundeeGuest House
Paddock Wood Cottage DundeeSelf-catering
Penny Farthing Country House      DundeeGuest House
Penryn DundeeSelf-catering
Pro Nobis DundeeSelf-catering
Rorke`s Drift Lodge DundeeBed & Breakfast
Swerwersrus Gastehuis DundeeBed & Breakfast
Tangeni Tracking Safari`s DundeeBed & Breakfast
The Old School Guest House DundeeBed & Breakfast
Thornley DundeeBed & Breakfast

Nestling in a valley of the Biggarsberg mountains, Dundee was originally a farm owned by Peter Smith, who in 1882 named it after his Scottish hometown. Surrounded by evocatively-titled peaks - Indumeni (Where the thunder rolls), Mpati (Place of good waters) and Talana (Shelf for precious items) rich coal deposits attracted merchants and fortune hunters. Smith floated the Dundee Coal Company on the London Stock Exchange in 1899, and Dundee soon emerged as a boomtown graced with stately homes and the first theatre north of Port Natal-Durban. Pioneer traders from the Indian sub- continent settled here during the following decade, when Dundee became the meeting place of seven roads into the hinterland and coast of Africa. It remains a convenient central base for exploration of this corner of KwaZulu- Natal.

Battles and sites
Talana Battlefield:
This battle was fought on 20 October 1899 just outside Dundee. It was the scene of the first battle between the British and Boers during the Anglo-Boer war of 1899 to 1902. The British managed to drive the Boers off Talana Hill, but suffered heavy losses and their commanding officer, General Penn Symons, was mortally wounded in the engagement.

As evermore Boers gathered around Dundee, General Symons successor General Yule, decided to retire to Ladysmith. The Boer forces then occupied the town for seven months, renaming it Meyersdorp. Dundee was relieved after the Battle of Helpmekaar in May

Thornley Farm:
On the reverse slopes of Talana Hill. Boer forces headquarters, hospital and mortuary during the Battle of Talana. Restored buildings are on a private farm. Visitors welcome.

Valley of the Cannibals:
Exceptionally scenic valleys from Rorke's Drift via Elandskraal to Helpmekaar. In the early 1800's tribes fleeing from the emerging Zulu nation took refuge in the hills, and turned to cannibalism for survival. Guided tours to Cannibal Caves, Rock and Pantry. Tel: Paul Garner: 27 34  212 1931.

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