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Isandlwana Lodge


  • Amazing views
  • Battle tours on-site


  • Area a bit bleak if the weather's bad

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

It's said that on January 22, 1879, during the Battle of Isandlwana, which was a major defeat for the British army, the chief of the Zulu army stood on Nyoni Rock where this lodge is now built. With sweeping views of the battlefield, the building, shaped like a Zulu shield, commemorates Isandlwana. The comfortable rooms are named for Zulus significant in the war, and bathrooms contain shield-shape sink pedestals. The interiors are modern yet Afrocentric, with African prints and wooden furniture. Picture windows in public areas make the most of the incredible battlefield views. Trips to the local battlefields are led by knowledgeable local guides.

Hotel Information


Off R68, Isandlwana, KwaZulu Natal, 3005, South Africa

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034-271–8301; 034-271–8306

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 12 rooms, 1 guesthouse
  • Rate includes: All meals

Published 03/07/2016

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