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Fugitive's Drift Lodge and Guest House

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fugitive's Drift Lodge is an excellent place to stay if you are interested in the Anglo-Zulu War. The setting is beautiful. The tours and story telling at Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift superb – detailed historical research, moving and inspiring delivery. The Lodge itself is very comfortable. Large ‘cottages’ with lovely views, very well equipped, and even air con (when the...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The guides are the most impressive part to this stay! - The setting is incredible. But the historical recounts of the battles and the level of detail provided by the guides at Fugitives Drift is quite special. if you have a specific interest too they will taylor it for you. The hotel itself is fairly basic and the pool was...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled to Fugitive's Drift Lodge to visit Rorke's Drift which, of course, in the main reason for people visiting. This is one of the most luxurious lodges in which we have stayed in Africa and we were accommodated in two of the recently refurbished rooms which have been completed to a very high standard with plenty of creature comforts....

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Thank AB111960
Marlow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating 3 days spent learning and experiencing the history of Zulu engagement with the British as Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. The Lodge is a lovely place to stay. The people welcoming and charming.

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Fugitives Drift and thoroughly enjoyed it. We drove from Ballito....north of Durban and although it was a good journey we found it took longer than the suggested times. The 40 kilometres along dirt roads to access the property were also much better than we expected. We arrived in time for lunch....had a warm welcome and...

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Thank Lynn B
Dublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared for a rough ride on the poor roads leading to this place. Good welcome and introduction. As stated elsewhere this is not 5 star accommodation or food although both are adequate and many would find it quaint and old fashioned although it does have a unique charm all it's own. The staff is uniformly of high quality and...

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Bicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for only one night and were very fortunate to be upgraded from 'Kwa George' to the main lodge. The rooms are fabulous but, most importantly, the hospitality is exceptional with members of staff introducing themselves and creating a real feeling of a house party. I generally do not like taking meals at one big table with strangers...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really exceeded our expectations thanks to the very comfortable Farm House that we stayed in which was fantastic and rather special. The main lodge is lovely, too. As to the guided tours, well, they are spellbinding; being educated as to what happened at Isandlwana by the grandson of one of the Zulu fighters is a very vivid experience. The tour...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find, highly recommended. Very friendly staff throughout. Food was excellent, room spacious and comfortable with a great view. The tours are what make it better than the rest, really passionate oratory from the guides/lectures. Particularly Roukes drift tour was made to come alive. Also enjoyed the walks and visit to the crafts centre at roukes drift. You need...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We really enjoyed our little stay at Fugitive's Drift, the staff could not have been friendlier. Grace even sings whilst working, and went the proverbial extra mile to accommodate our needs - drinks at the Charlie Harford library whilst looking at the spectacular view. We loved our tours and were privileged to have Mphiwe and Andrew as our guides; made...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fugitives' Drift Lodge, established by David and Nicky Rattray 26 years ago, now run by Nicky and her sons Andrew and Douglas, has become world famous for the passionate stories, delivered by our resident lecturers, given on the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War. Our flagship tours, conducted daily, are to the battlefields of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana. The Lodge and Guest House both feature luxury accommodation with pools, horse riding and fantastic game walks through this remarkable terrain. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fugitive's Drift Lodge and Guest House

Address: Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: £115 - £180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Fugitive's Drift Lodge And Guest House South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal
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“The cottages with balconies have lovely views and are not over-looked”
 of 5 bubbles P641UOhelenr, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a top level room”
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“If you can afford the lodge, go for it! Otherwise, the guest house is still worth a trip.”
 of 5 bubbles Y3999QWnancyw, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are suoerb”
 of 5 bubbles Geoff485, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Farmhouse is unbeatable, but you will need a car to access the main lodge”
 of 5 bubbles BushBaby181, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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