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La Route du Prince Impérial, Louis Napoléon:

La Route du Prince Imperial, Louis Napoleon, launched on 1 June 1996 in the precincts of the Prince Imperial monument, Uqweqwe, Zululand, in the presence of Ray Heron, the then Chairperson of the Battlefields Route Association and Jenny Bustin, the then President of the French Teachers Association of KwaZulu-Natal, is a self-drive route that actually follows the very scenic, pilgrimage route of his mother, the Empress Eugenie, who came to Zululand in 1880, to follow in the foot steps of her son. She spent the night of the anniversary of his death in vigil at the very spot, at uQweqwe, where he died in an ambush on 1 June 1879.

Besides indicating the direct access to the monument of the Prince Imperial at uQweqwe, the Route offers various possibilities of exploring the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

GPS informations:
  • Dirt road after Hlubi School, some 11 km from Nqutu: S 28 11 17 - E 30 46 07
  • "Chevrons": S 28 08 07 - E 30 48 04
  • Prince Imperial Monument: S 28 07 56 - E 30 47 50