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Fugitives Drift Guesthouse

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  • - Lodge type Safari Lodge
  • - Location; Natal Battlefields
  • - Lodge size; 6 rooms
  • - Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
If one tried to dream up geography and topography for the clash between two great nations, one could hardly come up with a more fantastic scene than this one.

It was here that David and Nicky Rattray pioneered Heritage Tourism in South Africa and created an award winning lodge for visitors to savour this extraordinary saga.

Led by some of the finest guides, which include Andrew Rattray, in South Africa, thought-provoking and frequently emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. Walks and horserides through the reserve to view abundant game and birdlife are offered as well as fishing the 20km frontage on the Buffalo River.

The reserve offers a choice of accommodation in either the Lodge or the Guest House, both owned by the Rattrays and born out of their extensive experience in hospitality, evident in every corner of Fugitives' Drift, is their love of South Africa, its people and its unique history.

Rooms & Suites:

Cottages at Fugitives Drift Guesthouse have large, en-suite bedrooms that are individually decorated and all have private verandahs with sweeping views of the reserve and surrounding battlefields.

Food & Wine:

Superb food and personal service are a feature of this outstanding facility..


The Fugitives Drift Guesthouse boasts a sparkling pool that overlooks Isandlwana and the indigenous bushveld. The original verandahs have been retained. It also has an outside eating area which has a stunning view across a plain with Isandlwana in the distance.


Fugitives' Drift has become world-renowned for its battlefield tours to all the Zulu War battle sites in the region, particularly the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.

Flagship excursions to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift are led by registered tour guides Joseph Ndima, Andrew Rattray and Mphiwa Ntanzi, who definitely are exceptional storytellers and help to make the actual history associated with that day come alive.

Learn of the bravery and mobility of the Zulu army that defeated the British Army at the Battle of Isandlwana and listen at sunset to the famous story of Rorke's Drift, where 139 British soldiers were attacked by 4000 Zulu warriors; a British victory which saw the award of more Victoria Crosses than in any other battle in history.

  • Rates from: R 1500.00
  • Per person per night sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

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