Rorke's Drift Hotel was designed and built by Charles Aikenhead, who owns and manages the hotel. It over looks the Buffalo River, a short distance down river from where Lt John Chard of the Royal Engineers was left in charge of the pontoon allowing the centre 3rd column of Lord Chelmsford to cross from Natal into the Zulu Kingdom on 11th January 1879.
The main reception area is in a beautiful 'Rondavel' shaped building, with a thatched roof and the accommodation is in a separate Roundavel, with singles bedrooms under the main building facing the River.
The setting is stunning, the hospitality exceptional and the rooms really comfortable.
This is a place of exceptional value and an absolute 'must' to stay in
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Rorke's Drift on the Buffalo River the new Rorke’s Drift Hotel stands the slopes of Shiyane Mountain (The Oscarberg), in the rolling hills of Zululand. The historic crossing that gives the area its name is within its grounds and the comfortable modern facilities are priced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. The visitor will enjoy peaceful relaxation in the rural landscape, surrounded by iconic history and natural countryside. Phase One of the construction is now complete with 7 double and four single en-suite rooms. Phase Two will raise the capacity to 30 rooms so that coach touring parties can be accommodated, for the recommended two night stay. The hotel provides an affordable destination at this historic location. Visitors will be stunned by its position overlooking the Buffalo River and with its open views towards Isandlwana, and by its architectural design that is a modern amalgam of Zulu and Victorian cultures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rorke's Drift Hotel South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal