The Battle of Gqokli Hill was fought between the forces of King Shaka and Inkosi Zwide of the Ndwandwe in 1818. Although he faced a numerically superior enemy, King Shaka’s military tactics won the day and he scored a huge victory. Two other generals, who would later found nations on the sub-continent, were involved in the battle. They were Soshangane who founded the Shangane nation in Mozambique and Mzilikazi, who founded the Ndebele in today’s Limpompo province and southern Zimbabwe. A battle view site offers a good view of the field of battle as well as interpretation. It is located in the Ophathe area of the park.
This site also offers a good view and interprets, the Ophathe Battlefield, where a running battle between Zulu and Voortrekker forces was fought in the late 1838.
Ulundi battlefield and monument mark where the last battle of the Anglo-Zulu War was fought on July 4, 1879.