Clash of Steel
for Military History & Aviation enthusiasts

Translate this Page

Search :


Battle Name : Ulundi

Date(s) : 04 July 1879

Part of : British Victorian Colonial 'Small Wars' , Zulu War ,

Outcome : A victory for British Colonial forces over Zulu Warriors

Type of battle : Land


The final battle of the Zulu war as the Zulus defended their capital. The assembled 20,000 Zulu warriors were, however, no match for the modern weaponry and artillery of the Colonial troops, and the 17th Lancers turned defeat into a rout.

Casualty figures

British Colonial forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
91 (1.75%)

Zulu Warriors

Number engaged :

Casualties :
1,500 (15.00%)