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Rorke's Drift Hotel

Isandhlwana Road, Rorke's Drift, South Africa
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Rorke's Drift Hotel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Knebworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here at the end of February for a couple of nights and had a fantastic stay , two nights was not enough to soak up the atmosphere of the area . Charles is an excellent mine of information on the local history and an excellent host . His staff are very efficient and welcoming . Even though on... More

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Canmore, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because we wanted to visit the battlefields, we found this lovely place on the internet. What a find! Charles was a superb host. The food was delicious and the room large and spacious. Rorke's Drift Hotel is built on the spot where the English army crossed into Zululand. Other battlefields are relatively close with Isandlwanda only a few minutes drive... More

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Phippsburg, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having always wanted to visit the Zulu battlefields, I chose the Rorke's Drift Hotel from the internet. Overlooking the exact spot where Lord Chelmsford's army crossed in to Zululand in January 1879 and five minutes away from the famous Rorke's Drift battlefield, this hotel is an emotive and historic spot. Charles, the owner, is a great host and a walking,... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolute must if you want to visit the battlefields. Beautiful rooms, excellent food, a charming knowledgeable host and stunning views of the Buffalo River. The pool and sun loungers were a welcome treat after a hot day sight seeing. A warm welcoming stay.

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Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely two days here, Charles found us an excellent Zulu guide for the battlefields tour. Good food and service and wonderful views. Charles was a very good host and we enjoyed talking to him about his work to build up this new hotel

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A wonderful hotel in a stunning location with friendly staff and great food. The owner Charles is a gentleman and a great host. I went for a weekend trip to view the battlefields of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana. These heroic sites are a must see, to witness first hand the bravery on both sides of the conflict. The hotel views... More

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Myself, my father and uncle stayed for two nights. Charles and his team were the perfect hosts and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The Hotel is exceptional, its position and ambience adds a wonderful feel to the trip with the Buffalo River literally within throwing distance and the location is right in the thick of the... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

My partner & I stayed at Rorkes Drift from 23rd - 26th January 2014. As I grew up in SA I am fully aware of the history of Rorkes Drift & it was my partners first ever visit to SA he has always been fascinated & interested in Rorkes Drift. Although the roads are rocky leading to the hotel we... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Six of us (three couples) stayed here for two nights as part of an independent tour of the Drakensberg. The owner, Charles, was a fantastic help with our organisation, organising us a charter flight from our previous destination and our hire car to meet us at the airport. We arrived just in time for a late lunch and were delighted... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

... and what a location! Overlooking the Buffalo river and only a few hundred metres from the Rorke's drift battlefield site, this hotel puts you right in the centre of the land on which the Anglo-Zulu war was fought in present day KwaZulu-Natal. Not only the location is exceptional though. Charles the British owner of the hotel is an entertaining... More

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Additional Information about Rorke's Drift Hotel

Also Known As:
Rorke's Drift Hotel South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal
Address: Isandhlwana Road, Rorke's Drift, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty lodging in Rorke's Drift
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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