The historic battles that took place in Northern KZN saw local populations famously take on British troops equipped with the most modern weapons of the time. The continued interest in the conflicts is the basis for a thriving tourism industry, drawing both local and international tourists to the iconic sites. ACT has been working with the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and Amafa to create a range of digital tools that allow people to explore the battlefield sites interactively and at their own pace. The battles of Spioenkop, Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift were documented using a range of mapping, photographic and 3D modelling techniques. In order to encourage people to explore the sites, the results have been put online so that the battlefields are virtually accessible from any computer or smart device.
For more information and links to the interactive tools please follow the link: http://www.actheritage.org/battlefields/