nOn the 28 March 1879, Col.
Wood was ordered to engage
Zulu occupying Hlobane, a flat topped
and steep sided mountain east of the Umfolozi
and approximately 20km from Vryheid.
A Zulu impi of approximately 20,000 warriors
came to the aid of these Zulu and a large
component of Woods forces were massacred.
As a result Wood retired to Kambula.