Could the Zulus have allied with the Boers against the British?


Ad Honorem
Jun 2015
Would a Zulu/Boer anti-British alliance have been feasible? What if Cetshwayo offered land to the Boers, in exchange for mutual help and sharing of arms? The British eventually defeated both, but sometimes the enemy of one's enemy is one's friend. They both hated each other, but the British wanted to control both of them eventually (and they obviously did in the end).


Ad Honoris
May 2011
Navan, Ireland
One of the reasons for the war was the British wanted to remove the Zulu 'threat' in order to appease the Boars.

An Alliance between the Boars and Zulu I find very unlikely.