1856

eNdondakusuka was part of possibly the bloodiest battle ever fought which took place between the forces of Prince Cetshwayo and his brother Mbuyazi, for the right to be king of the Zulus in 1856.

Some 15 000 to 25 000 warriors died in this battle of hand to hand fighting, which, when the dust settled, established Cetshwayo as the king of the Zulus.

The site, near the northern bank of the Thukela River, can be viewed from Fort Pearson on the opposite bank of the river.

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Battle of eNdondakasuka
Address: Early Zulu Wars, Battlefields Region
KwaZulu-NatalSouth Africa
29° 12′ 49.032″ S, 31° 25′ 58.591″ E

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