Fodor's Expert Review Fugitives' Drift Lodge

Rorke's Drift Rd., Dundee, KwaZulu Natal, 3016, South Africa

Set in a 5,000-acre natural heritage site, this attractive lodge lies just a couple of miles from the famous battle site of Rorke's Drift and overlooks the drift where survivors of the British defeat at Isandlwana fled across the Buffalo River. Rooms are individual cottages that open onto gardens, with fireplaces and wood furniture. Rent a room in a cottage or the whole cottage, depending on your group size. The focal point of the lodge is the lounge and dining room, evocatively decorated with old rifles, British regimental flags, Zulu spears, and antique military prints. Battlefield tours with experienced guides cost R1,560 per person for two sites, transport, and refreshments.


  • lovely garden settings
  • you'll be contributing to the local communities through the David Rattray Foundation
  • knowledgeable hosts


  • pricey and excludes drinks
  • can be full of groups of old military gentlemen
  • harks back to a colonial era


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Phones: 087-059–9012-for reservations | 034-271–8051


9 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Pricing excludes battlefield tour

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