Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal

Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal boers on horseback crop

Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal

Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal is three days of historical and heritage events for the whole family. Colorful and vibrant this multi-cultural festival is possibly the best organized in Zululand.

Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal Dundee Diehards

Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal – Contact Detail, When and Where

Starts: Friday 18 October 2019

Ends: Sunday 20 October 2019

Phone: 034-2122 654

Venue: Talana Museum, Dundee, KwaZulu Natal and their grounds where the Battle of Talana took place in October 1899.

Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal piped band

Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal Article – General Overview

  • Friday evening is called “Night at the Museum” when the focus is on the ghost stories from the British and Boer camps at the time of the battle.
  • Saturday starts with a parade through the town of Dundee. A tartan kilted pipe band leads the procession, followed by the Dundee Diehards (a local group that re-enacts historical battles in period regalia), the Boers many on horseback. Vintage cars often join the parade most notably a white vintage Daimler that once belonged to Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.
  • On Saturday afternoon the key event is the re-enactment of the Battle of Talana with all the drama, color and gun shots.
  • Sunday offers guided tours of attractions and points of interest around Dundee. A more somber affair is the wreath laying ceremony at St James Church and the Dutch Reformed Church.
Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal Mick jagger

Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal Article – Some of the Activities

  • Talana Museum is one of the best museums in KwaZulu Natal so take the opportunity to explore and learn.
  • This Zululand festival incorporates “Wheels Through Time” where a large number of veteran and vintage cars on display.
  • Food and beverage court with a variety of multi-cultural popular South African foods.
  • Take a ride on a miniature steam train for the kids which is also a favorite with some adults.
  • Throughout the weekend there are military demonstrations and piped band performances. Out multi-cultural heritage is kept alive with Zulu and tradition Indian dancing from days of the Indian Indenture.
  • Browse the excellent market and craft stalls.

For more details on Zulu Cultural Events in Zululand 2019

If you are in the area pay a visit to Blood River, Islandlwana and Rorke’s Drift where historical battles took place.

Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal miniature steam engine

Talana Festival 2019 Dundee KwaZulu Natal Article

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