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Fugitive's Drift

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We have all seen the film, but it does not prepare you for the experience of actually being there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
Battlefields - historical must!

Our 3 night stay at Fugitives Drift Lodge was exceptional! The setting of the lodge on the edge of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue W
Johannesburg, South Africa
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| KwaZulu Natal, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
+27 34 642 1843
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have all seen the film, but it does not prepare you for the experience of actually being there. A good guide is essential to get the full benefit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 3 night stay at Fugitives Drift Lodge was exceptional! The setting of the lodge on the edge of the Buffalo River and distant views of Isandlwana, along with the friendly staff and delicious food all made for a most enjoyable time. The architecture &...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Downhill walk through part of the Rattery’s wild life sanctuary to a view point overlooking the Buffalo River where the event took place. A short uphill walk takes you too the grave site. Chance of meeting buck, zebera & giraffes. Not for those with shortness...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Sitting on the actual battlefield and hearing the detailed story of the battle between the Zulu and British armies, blow by blow - having the locations pointed out and the direction of the advancement of the warriors; really brings an added dimension of this conflict...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed February 14, 2018

We went on a tour with a decedents of one of the Zulu warriors and the experience was very interesting.

Thank PaulTorquay2014
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

The grave of the brave young man who died saving the queens color, indeed the colors got lost.. it's amazing place to be you have a 89% chance to see game animals like zebra, girafe, impala etc

Thank thulanik2018
Reviewed January 14, 2018

We had arrived in Richards Bay, SA, by yacht and took the opportunity from some bad weather to make a trip inland to see Rorke's Drift and the Drakensburg. Bearing in mind we booking for the next day - from the moment Daisy answered the...More

Thank bobhome2016
Reviewed January 7, 2018

If you are interested in Anglo-Zulu war, this is an important place to go. We were lucky to have a great guide, who explained in great detail the battle which happened here, but also the events which led to the battle. Without him however, it...More

Thank Jan-Tiny
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

I was delighted to be taken  to an amazing lecture on the Anglo-Zulu wars in 2003 given by the late David Rattray. I promised myself that I would one day visit and see the battlefield he so eloquently brought to life in his lecture. I...More

Thank HeatherHz
Reviewed December 8, 2017

A smashing place to stay...great staff, amazing accommodation and super guides to the battlefields of Islandwana and Rorkes Drift. We stayed in the lodge. Couldn't speak highly enough about the room we had and the care and friendship offered to us by all of the...More

Thank Carole C
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August 30, 2016|
Response from smrgeog | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest comfortable walking shoes (no sandals or flipflops). In terms of clothing, long trousers are my personal preference if you're walking on trails but shorts should be fine.