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Rorke's Drift Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Wow! I shall start this review with a warning. The road to this Lodge is BAD....be warned .... The welcome could not be friendlier. Well stocked kitchenette for self-catering. Fridge stocked with beer wine and soft drinks. The Lodge has an air of despair surrounding it....lawns not mowed, lights don't work and bbq grid broken......so, not a destination if you...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

I have to respond to this review with a WOW of my own. Here is what this guests friends (who booked this stay with us for their party of 4) wrote on their feedback sheet. "Thank you for an outstanding experience. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Paul - your knowledge and story telling skills are excellent! Some...

Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Two nights at the Lodge which was just what I was looking for. The view from the veranda, and the picture window in the bathroom! was stunning. Service was first rate and the food could not be faulted. Spent the day with Paul on the Battlefield tour and his depth of knowledge was outstanding. The whole experience could not have...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thank you so much for your review. It is much appreciated and we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again some time in the future.

Amersham
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Wonderful short stay, hosts amazing, guided tour so very interesting. Staff professional and the catering was fabulous. Accommodation exceptionally clean, views outstanding. Such a wonderful experience, would loved to have stayed longer as a great place to relax and unwind. Highly recommended!

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Cannot thank you enough for this great review. Our staff work really hard to ensure that our guests get the very best experience that we can offer. Hopefully we will see you again sometime in the future.

Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Rorkes drift lodge was an excellent base for a trip to the local battlefields led with great enthusiasm and insight by Paul. It was a memorable, if very hot, day giving a real insight into the tragic events of the two battles. Food was brought to our chalet and proved both generous and tasty. The bedroom was reached up an...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review for us. You are right, our staircase is a spiral staircase that needs some care to go up and down as do all staircases. In our room descriptions we ensure that our guests are advised of this staircase and they have the option to change rooms if it...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Interesting location with very interesting drive to get there. Accommodation good - choice of self-catering or ordering meals on-site. We ordered and enjoyed. Good base for battlefield tours and the guide available at the lodge when I stayed there was excellent.

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review and thank you for taking the time to write it. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your short stay with us and hope that we will get to see you again sometime in the future.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Excellent service provided throughout by all the staff. There is a high level of comfort combined with a proximity to nature. Notice does need to be taken of the advice about driving the road to the property but if this is heeded it's well worth it.

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and passing on the advice about the road..in the right car it is not a concern.

Corsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We (2 adults, 2 kids - 14, 12) stayed for 2 nights at this amazing place. The information sent through by Christine was really clear and helpful, resulting in a fantastic couple days. The accommodation is so comfortable, the views are wonderful, all the staff are lovely - and the food is to die for!! We went for a lovely...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself and look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I would like to commend the staff for the very high quality of food that comes out of their kitchen! The service is excellent! The view from our cottage is nothing but spectacular and there is nowhere else in the world were you will get a better view of a thunderstorm !

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review for us. The view from our Lodge is indeed most spectacular and needs to be seen to be believed. We hope we will see you again sometime soon.

Media, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Along with my wife and our two oldest sons I wanted to visit Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift battlefields en route from Durban to Johannesburg. We decided to stay at Rorke's Drift Lodge for one night in mid December. What a great decision! We were provided all the information we could want in advance and we arranged to have two rooms,...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We very much appreciate the time you spent writing it. It is such a pleasure to have guests who have enjoyed themselves and remember our little bit of heaven as being somewhere to get away from it all and soak up some of SA's history. We hope that we can welcome you...

Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We stayed here whilst enjoying a guided tour by the owner Paul. Christine, their daughter and son in law Shane along with Paul run the Lodge whilst Paul is a registered guide for Rorkes Drift tours. The property is situated five kilometres along a bumpy unmade dirt track totally unsuitable for cars with low profiles but our VW Polo hire...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our little bit of heaven. Thank you also for highlighting what car you travelled in with. We always try to ensure that our road is in a drivable condition - over the years we have become accomplished road builders!

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Rorke's Drift Lodge is perched above the Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana Battlefields where the mighty Zulu nation and British Empire came to blows in 1879. The Lodge caters to the historical enthusiast looking to immerse themselves in poignant tales of yesteryear. World class guided tours coupled with friendly South African hospitality,superb food and a taste of the African Bush make this an experience to remember forever. We also offer horseriding on the property and can arrange for hunting and bass fishing expeditions in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rorke's Drift Lodge

Address: off the P195, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: $105 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rorke's Drift Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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