- Battlefield tours
- Guides are amazing
- Swimming pool
- Horse riding
- Mountain biking
- Lodge type Safari Lodge
- Location; Natal Battlefields
- Lodge size; 6 rooms
- Recommended stay; 2-5 nights
Fugitives Drift Guest House, the original, old farmhouse is the setting for your stay in the Natal Battlefields region of South Africa.
The family-owned Guest House is situated in the 2500 hectare Fugitives Drift Nature Reserve, 8km's from the battlefield of Rorke's Drift.
Fugitives Drift Guest House and Uyaphi.com have had a relationship for two decades, a relationship that includes 100's 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.
As the pioneering family in "Heritage Tourism", the Rattray family offers up an experience like very few others in the industry can.
Six large cottages with private verandahs offering guests views out over the surrounding battlefields and bushveld.
All cottages offer up en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and king-sized beds (or two 3/4's should you be sharing with a friend).
Furnishing are more of a rustic nature while still offering up a luxury feel.
Breakfasts and lunches are a flavoursome affair either hosted in the indoor dining area or outside on the verandah - weather dependant
If one is participating in a full day 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 food and personal service are a feature of this outstanding facility.
Fugitives Drift Guest House boasts a swimming pool for escape from those hot natal summers; the pool has views out over Isandlwana and surrounding bushveld.
A covered verandah surrounds the main guest area, again with views of all that surround.
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 Fugitives' Drift Lodge it is all about the Battlefield tours, listed below are the options;
- Rorke’s Drift
- Fugitives Drift
- Mangeni Falls
- Blood River
Please note that the prices for all Battlefield tours are not included in the accommodation rates.
Other activities available;
- Horse riding
- Fugitives' trail
- Mountain biking
Children are welcome at Fugitives Drift Guest House, kids under 12 years on the more adult orientated battlefield tours is at the discretion of the guide. Kids under seven years are not allowed in the dining area as a consideration towards others guests, separate meal time to be discussed with parents.
A Battlefield Kids 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.
Rates from R2 480.00 pp
- All meals, teas and coffees
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Drinks excluded
- Tours excluded
- Telephone calls
- Babysitting excluded
- Per person per night sharing (pp)
- Excluding Battlefield Tours
- Rates are in South African Rands
- *Rates may vary according to season