At a Glance
- you're literally on the edge of the Isandlwana battlefield
- amazing views and funky architecture
- battle tours on-site
- area can look and feel a bit bleak if the weather's bad
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Isandlwana Lodge Review
It's said that during the Battle of Isandlwana, which was a major defeat for the British army, on January 22, 1879, 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. Decor is 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 conducted by brilliant historian, lecturer, and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society Rob Gerrard, will be a highlight of your stay.