Isandlwana is an isolated hill in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, 10 miles southeast of Rorke’s Drift (a ford of the Tugela River, the Buffalo River) and 105 miles north by northwest of Durban.

On January 22, 1879, Isandlwana was the site of the Battle of Isandlwana, where approximately 22,000 Zulu warriors defeated a contingent of approximately 1350 British and Native troops in the first engagement of the Anglo-Zulu War. The force was largely wiped out by the Zulus under Cetshwayo. The battle remains the single greatest defeat for the British Army at the hands of a native army.