The coal deposit-rich town of Dundee is in a valley of the Biggarsberg Mountains in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. It is surrounded by the historical Indumeni and Mpati Mountains, both of which are Zulu names. It is 350 kilometres from Durban and only 30 minutes from the neighbouring town of Ladysmith.
This town is significant in the modern landscape of South Africa because it is one of the most productive coal mining towns in the country. It also boasts a wealth of local heritage such as several caves and shelters which served as homes to the nomadic San people who initially inhabited the region.
Dundee has a sub-tropical highland climate which results in pleasantly warm summers and cool, dry winters. The main attraction of the town of Dundee is the Talana Museum which is a preserved farm commemorating the Anglo-Boer War. It also provides a history of coal mining in Dundee. The Talana Hill battlefield, where the first shots of the war were fired, is just outside of town and can be visited independently. Dundee is 1,5 hours from Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, which are both famous battle sites of the Anglo Boer War.
Dundee was established in 1882, after the Boer farmers residing in the area discovered coal. Its pioneer was a Scottish settler by the name of Peter Smith. Dundee was established on a farm that Smith bought from a Voortrekker. It was originally named Talana Farm, before Smith renamed it Dundee, in honour of his hometown in Scotland, after the town was established.
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Comfortable Country House set in a Parklike Garden on a Working Beef and Game Farm. Traditional Friendly Up Market Accommodation Scrumptious home cooked meals made with fresh farm fare served by Frien... Read More
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A modern guest house, central in Northern Kwazulu Natal and pivotal to all the battlefields.
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Tranquil Guesthouse is an elegantly modernized Guest House situated in Dundee, the heart of KZN. This imposing residence offers gracious accommodation, warm hospitality and exceptional care by host Ce... Read More
Khaya4u has luxurious affordable accommodation, and we know you will enjoy a comfortable cosy and relaxed stay, in our guest house. Khaya4u has a rustic charm with a modern twist.
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The Lapha B&B and Conference Centre is situated in the picturesque town of Dundee, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and mountains of Northern KwaZulu Natal. This area is host to some of the most... Read More
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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 ide... Read More
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Ingudlane Lodge boasts modern, exquisitely decorated, yet very private and secluded self catering chalets and rooms.
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Last Post, which opened for business in January 2010, is in the tranquil suburb of Strathmore Park on the outskirts of Dundee, KZN 'The Gateway to The Battlefields'. Last Post B&B is close to all the ... Read More
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- John Moses
We were there for golf but accommodation for seeing the historic battlefields around Dundee are good.
- Marion Moody
Dundee was good, very hot though, we enjoyed some game viewing etc.
- Kurai Masocha
Clean, pleasant town. Didn't have much time to explore - next time we will come for longer.
- Candice Sessions