- Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift
- Guides are amazing
- Historic storytelling at its best
- Horse riding, mountain biking and fishing
- Swimming pool in summer
- Lodge type; Luxury Guest House
- Location; KwaZulu Natal Battlefields
- Lodge size; 6 rooms
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
A Guest House Experience With Insight Into The History Of The Anglo-Zulu War At Fugitives Drift
The original, old farmhouse is the setting for your stay in the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields region of South Africa. It is from here that tours of the nearby battlefields depart daily for both Isandlwana Battlefield and Rorke's Drift Battlefield.
The Rattray family-owned Fugitives Drift Guest House is situated in the 2500 hectare Fugitives Drift Nature Reserve (natural heritage site), 8 kilometres from the battlefield of Rorke's Drift.
Fugitives Drift and Uyaphi.com have had a relationship for two decades, a relationship that includes hundreds of clients that have all walked away at the end of their stay with a renewed sense of history and having enjoyed genuine South African hospitality.
The spectacular fugitives drift property offers guests historic Battlefields, activities on which one can view abundant game, horseback safaris, fishing, mountain biking, and nature walks.
As the pioneering family in "Heritage Tourism", the Rattray family offers up an experience like very few others in the industry can.
This is not a one-night stay destination; we would highly recommend that one look at a minimum of three nights to take in all that is offered.
Fugitives Drift Guest House is famed for some of the finest guides and storytellers; a day out as a history lesson turns into one of the great stories of our times.
Fugitives' Drift Lodge is the more luxurious option should one be interested.
Six large en-suite bedrooms individually decorated with private verandahs offer visitors views out over the surrounding gardens, distant battlefields and bushveld.
All rooms offer up en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and king-sized beds (or two 3/4 beds should you be sharing with a friend).
Furnishings are more of a rustic nature while still offering up a luxury feel.
We have never felt that one needs more luxury when staying here, and to be 100% honest, most people staying here will feel the same way. We simply love the intimate nature of what the establishment offers, with everything amenity within a few steps away.
Breakfasts and lunches are a flavoursome affair either hosted in the indoor dining room or outside on the verandah - weather dependant.
If one is participating in a full-day Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift tour of the surrounding battlefields, a picnic lunch is catered for.
At nightfall, under a canopy of stars, gather around the fire in a boma area in front of the central lodge area, where traditional country cooking is offered in a charming country setting.
Superb country-styled cuisine and personal service are a feature of this outstanding establishment.
Boasting a large swimming pool for escape from those hot KwaZulu Natal summers, the sparkling pool has views out over Isandlwana Battlefield and surrounding bushveld.
A covered verandah surrounds the main guest area, again with views of all that surround it.
Inside, one has access to a lounge area with a small library and open fireplace, as well as an adjoining indoor diner area.
When staying at the Fugitives Drift Guest House, it is all about the history of the Anglo-Boer and Zulu wars and the great battles fought; listed below are the options;
- Isandlwana Battlefields tour
- Rorke's Drift Battlefields tour
- Fugitives Drift Battlefield tours
- Mangeni Falls
- Blood River
Please note that the prices for all Battlefield tour options are not included in the accommodation rates.
The following activities are also on offer when staying here;
- Fishing in the Buffalo River
- Fly-Fishing down in the Buffalo River Gorge
- Horseback safari in the Private Game Reserve
- Fugitives trail
- Mountain biking
Children are most welcome with suitable activities, meal options as well as accommodation options..
Children under 12 years on the more adult-orientated tours are at the guide's discretion.
A kids Battlefields tour is available for those 12 years and younger, as are numerous adventure activities, including nature walks, horse riding and mountain biking, to mention but a few.
If you are looking for an intimate and unique Battlefield experience, look no further than Fugitives Drift Guest House.
This historical gem offers guests a chance to learn about the Anglo-Boer and Zulu wars in a hands-on way, with plenty of activities available on-site as well as nearby battlefields.
So if you are looking for somewhere special to stay while exploring everything KwaZulu Natal has to offer, look no further than Fugitives Drift Guest House!
Rates from R2 100.00 per person
- All meals, teas and coffees
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Drinks excluded
- Tours excluded
- Telephone calls
- Babysitting excluded
- Fugitives' Drift Guest House Rates
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Excluding Battlefield Tours
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season