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Isandlwana Lodge

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Derby, UK
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's rocky road up to this lodge but worth the bouncing around! Rooms are fine and loved the curvy bathroom tiled in what looks like local stone. The building is of stunning African construction, perched high above the battlefield and clinging to the hillside. Staff are very friendly and efficient. However we were two of only 5 guests. We ate...

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent 2 days at the Lodge taking in the Isandlwana and Rourke's Drift tours. The Rooms were clean and well appointed with balconies giving a superb view of the area. Food and service was very good. The tours were very informative and we were fortunate to have as our guide Dalton who is Lindizwe (Dalton) Ngobese, the great-great...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully set an a hill overlooking the battlefield the hotel has the air (and costs) of a game lodge. Bedrooms were fine although would probably benefit from air conditioning in hot weather. The staff were lovely although the food itself ranged from average to poor. Overall a good location for history buffs but far over-priced for what it delivers

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spend 3 Nights at Isandlwana Lodge. It was on my Bucket list to visit the Natal battlefields, We found the Lodge to be of a high standard, management and Staff were all friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms were extremely well equipped with magnificent views out over the battlefield. There were some nice small touches e.g. Coffee and...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a very special place with a commanding view of the Isandlwana battlefield. Five of us stayed here for two nights during a long road trip through South Africa; I had chosen the lodge based on it’s proximity to the Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift battle sites coupled with the obviously high standard of accommodation and positive reviews. We were...

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Overall a nice hotel. Unique location tucked into the rocks, albeit it a long drive from any airport. Great rooms and décor. Amazing view of the battlefield. Surrounding poverty a bit of a shock. Staff very accommodating but food service limited due to English language skills of wait staff. Food and beverage average. Battlefield guide on staff is historically linked...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This lodge certainly has the wow factor, the views are fantastic and the finish excellent. It is well worth the "off road" experience to get to. The lunch that I ate here was provided as part of a tour package and as such it is a little difficult to comment fully but all in all it was pretty good. As...

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Most people come here for the connection with Zulu wars but the local wildlife is great too. It is accesssed across dirt roads and staffed by delightful locals including the great grandson of a Zulu chief who actually fought in the Zulu wars, who gives talks on the subject - good to hear and rather too detailed for us! The...

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of my husband's birthday trip, as he has always wanted to tour the battlefields. This hotel is set into the hillside overlooking the battlefields of Isandlwana, the views are amazing and the location very remote and peaceful. The staff are wonderful and even made us a birthday cake! The food is good,...

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I was here during the 2010 World Cup, and it was one of the most memorable places I have ever stayed in. Breathtaking views, very comfortable, and it feels almost mystical. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. The Lodge is carved into the iNyoni rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879. Enjoy unparalleled views from the crisp early light of a sparkling Zulu dawn to the splendor of the African sunset. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Isandlwana Lodge

Address: Portion 20 of Reserve No: 18 No:15838 | Nqutu, Isandlwana 3005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Isandlwana
Price Range: £335 - £415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Isandlwana Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All have stunning views of the battlefield.”
 of 5 bubbles marvelmartin, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles Z9146QQalanl, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a great view of the battlefields”
 of 5 bubbles heatherdeverson, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Recommend Room No. 1, the Cetshwayo Room on the end.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnandSandy, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are all situated in such a way that views are amazing .”
 of 5 bubbles 43robertsfamily, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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