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1, Isandlwana Road D30, Rorke's Drift 3016 South Africa
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#3 of 3 Speciality lodging in Rorke's Drift
At Rorke's Drift on the Buffalo River the Hotel (estd 2011) commands scenic views acrpss the river to the hills of Zululand. Our open plan public building has impressive space to encompass lounge, dining and bar which lead from the welcoming reception. Fifteen ensuite double or twin rooms are in two separate circular buildings and each has its own small deck, and five single rooms are in addition. Guests often enjoy a short walk on arrival down to the river bank and more extensive routes from the hotel grounds are up the mountain behind us; across the river to Masotcheni (hill of the soldiers); to The Cliffs beauty spot or to the Rorke's Drift museum and battlesite. Isandlwana and Fugitive's Drift are just 25 and 15 minutes drive away, and Blood River an easy 45 minute journey.
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Free parking
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
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1, Isandlwana Road D30, Rorke's Drift 3016 South Africa
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Deborah K wrote a review Oct 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa27 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I have wanted to do the Kwazulu Natal Battle Tour for years and finally got the opportunity in August this year. Knowing nothing about accommodation in the area we found the Rorke’s Drift hotel on line and were not disappointed. We were greeted by the lovely couple ( and their dogs) who now run the hotel and were treated like a King and Queen for the two days we were there. We were the only guests ( due to Covid and also the recent unrest in the area) and yet the couple knew exactly how much attention to give and how little so as not to make us feel uncomfortable. The hotel overlooks the river and the views, especially at sunset were beautiful. The dining room, where we received delicious homemade cooked style meals is surrounded by large windows which means one can constantly enjoy the views. Our room was modern and had everything we needed. The kitchen and room staff were lovely. Together with the Battle Tour, which was fascinating, we had an excellent couple of days.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
William the travel writer wrote a review Nov 2020
United Kingdom2 contributions
This has to go down as one of the worlds Great Hotels for its position and architecture. The pioneering Englishman who built this hotel knew that it would endure in the memories of all who visit. Should your interest lie in the Battle field history or not you will never forget this Hotel. I was quite taken by the friendly stall and the relaxed atmosphere it truly feels like a home from home. The rooms remain lovely and cool due to the unique design so AC is not required.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a River View room, I stayed in Victoria R room in Fort 2. For the lower budget Courier...
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JMcC83F wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom57 contributions54 helpful votes
Recommend booking ahead for a battlefields day tour with Paul, who is very knowledgeable and brought the history of the region to life. He also hosted us at all mealtimes and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed the triangular tables for convivial dining with other guests. Very comfortable bed and good shower. No UK/SA plug adaptor in the room. Very friendly and helpful staff. The approach to the hotel is via miles of gravel roads, as with other battlefield sites in the area. Our Toyota saloon coped but in hindsight we wished we had hired an SUV.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom6514 contributions776 helpful votes
We stopped here as part of our private tour of the battlefields for lunch. Fine lunch, a la carte, cold beer, fabulous views of the buffalo river, excellent general facilities and a local artist who was painting a the historical battlefield site of Isandlwana. Friendly staff.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Deltablade wrote a review Mar 2020
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom495 contributions199 helpful votes
Fabulous 3 nt stay at RDH, our base to tour the battlefields at Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift and Blood River. Charles, the owner (who built the hotel in 2010) was charming and the perfect host ..entertained and dined with us. The hotel looks out on the Buffalo River and Zululand beyond, incredible views. Accommodation very comfortable, room was a generous size, sanitary equipment all worked perfectly, Quiet roof fan to keep you cool at night. The style, fittings, wall coverings, furniture, kitchen equipment all thought out with consideration and an eye for detail (and a bargain!) reflecting Charles’ personality. Location is off-road so careful navigation required on the approach; SUV recommended. Our guide Pat (Rundren) made the battles come to life with his humour and deep knowledge ..highly recommend him. A word also about the hotel staff. They were great and could not have been more polite or attentive. We even had our car washed every day without having asked ..a neat touch. So glad we booked here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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US$174 - US$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rorke's Drift Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rorke's Drift Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fugitive's Drift (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rorke's Drift Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Rorke's Drift Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rorke's Drift Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rorke's Drift Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rorke's Drift Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Rorke's Drift Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Rorke's Drift Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Rorke's Drift.
Are pets allowed at Rorke's Drift Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Rorke's Drift Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Rorke's Drift Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Rorke's Drift Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.