Fugitives' Drift Lodge

 

Full Details

At a Glance

From ZAR 3 800 pp/pn


  • Overlooks the famous Zulu Battlefields

  • Set within a private nature reserve

  • Own run business


  • In-house Anglo-Zulu war museum and libruary

  • Superb cuisine

  • Battlefield Tours available

Fugitives’ Drift, set in a 5000 acre game reserve with 22km of river  frontage, is a place where the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 is brought back to life.


This private game reserve, a registered Natural Heritage Site, overlooks the famous battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The Lodge and Guest House face roughly north-east and have commanding views of the peak of Isandlwana and of the rough country the fugitives from  the battle had to traverse in order to get back across the Buffalo River into Natal.


On the skyline, north-west of the Lodge, the Oscarberg mountain at Rorke’s Drift is a commanding feature. The lower part of the Lodge’s garden overlooks a plain, often teeming with wildlife, which drops off abruptly into the Buffalo River Gorge to the site where Lts. Melville and Coghill were killed trying to save the Queen’s Colour of their famous regiment. They earned the first posthumous Victoria Crosses in  history and are buried in a spectacular setting only a 15 minutes’ walk from both the Lodge and the Guest House.

 

Rooms

The Lodge is the most luxurious of all of our accommodation options; each spacious room has an en-suite bathroom with both inside and outside showers, air-conditioning, a mini-fridge, and a veranda with views of  the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge. 


In its original state, the guest house was the home of Johan Potgieter and his family. ‘Mr. Pot’ was immortalised in Gillian Rattray’s award-winning book ‘The Springing of the Year’. He was one of the great storytellers of this area. Mr. Pot’s house has since been turned into a most charming sitting and dining room, filled with fascinating memorabilia. The original verandas have been retained, and it has an outside eating area with a stunning view across a plain with Isandlwana rising up in the distance.


Guest house rooms are comfortable and individually decorated, with ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms, and verandas with views out into the garden and onto the indigenous bushveld. The guest house also boasts a  delightful pool and relaxing garden.


 

Facilities

Enjoy superb cuisine, taken communally in the large dining room or – weather permitting – out on the deck. There is also a sparkling swimming pool, with fantastic views out over Isandlwana and Rorkes’ Drift.


 

Activities

 
 

Facts

No. Rooms

10

Children

All Ages

Childminding

No

Twin Beds

Yes

Triples

Yes

Private Pool

No

Lodge Pool

Yes

Air-Conditioning

Yes

Room Fan

Yes

Indoor Shower

Yes

Outdoor Shower

Yes

Bath

Yes

In-Room Safe

Yes

In-Room Fireplace

No

In-Room TV

No

In-Room Massage

No

Spa

No

What's included:

Accommodation

All meals

Gym Equipment

No

Personal Bar

Yes

Telephone

Yes

Hairdryer

Yes

Laundry

No

Check In / Check Out

14h00 / 11h00

Wheelchair Access

No

Power

220v AC

Internet Access

Yes

Credit Cards

Visa, Mastercard

Malaria Area

No

Airstrip

No

Sleep Out Platform

No

Private 4x4 Safari Vehicle

N/a

Land Based Activities

N/a

Water Based Activities

N/a

Optional Activities

Battlefileld Tours

What's not included:

Tours

Conservation levy

Drinks

 

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100 Caron Street

Rembrandt Park

Johannesburg

South Africa

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