South Africa, 1823. The Zulu Empire, headed by King Shaka, a brilliant but ruthless military strategist, begin to encroach on the British colony of Cape Town. A volunteer cadre of explorers, mercenaries and professional soldiers are sent to Zululand to try to make contact with Shaka and assess the real threat of his army.
- Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, War & Politics
- Studio: SABC 1
- Keyword: africa, south africa, british empire, rise and fall, miniseries, racism, colonialism, cape town, south africa, palace intrigue, 19th century, mother son relationship, religion and politics, zulu empire, exploration of africa, african history
- Cast: Henry Cele, Dudu Mkhize, Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton