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Isandhlwana Road, Rorke's Drift, South Africa
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Rorke's Drift Hotel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rudgwick, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night in early August - it wasn't long enough. Upon arrival we were greeted by Charles who was the perfect host. He joined us for pre-dinner drinks and for dinner. Charles is extremely knowledgeable about the Zulu wars and gave us information not found in many of the guide books. The choice of food is a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our whole group thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. There are stunning views over the Buffalo river and the service and hospitality received from Charles and his staff was great. The design of the hotels is very authentic and leads well into the battlefield tours.

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Edmonton, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here overnight while on a two day tour of nearby battlefields. This hotel was a wonderful surprise; modeled on the traditional Zulu beehive huts, the main building which houses the restaurant, bar/lounge and small library is open and spacious, with a really nice deck for viewing the Buffalo river, surrounding scenery and spectacular sunset. Our room, in a... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fabulous place to stay! Charles was a great host and looked after us extremely well.... As it happens, we were the only guests for a couple of nights and enjoyed the run of the place. Comfortable, good-sized family room. My daughter loved the bunkbeds! The hotel is in a BEAUTIFUL spot, right on the Buffalo River and the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well, a couple of points to be made here. My wife & I are South Africans, living in the UK, who returned to our homeland to explore the regions of KZN we had never been able to afford when we lived locally. Chose RDH because we couldn't afford the nearby accommodation. Having said that, there's nothing cheap about RDH!! Manager... More

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A must if you are visiting Rourke's Drift. Nowhere else will do. Everything we experienced was positive. We were wonderfully looked after. If you do nothing else, visit Rourkes Drift and this hotel and experience British/Zulu history. You will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

The Rorke's Drift Hotel was a pure joy! Charles, the owner, was a wonderful and attentive host and even took us to one of his favorite spots, Fort Mellville, to talk about the history of the area and watch the sunset over the Buffalo River. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the balcony surrounding the great room. And they even have... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights over Easter. The hotel is clean and comfortable. The all inclusive cost was about R900 per person per night and represented very good value for money. Our battlefields guide Paul gave us an interesting in depth understanding of the battles.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife, daughter and myself stayed here for five days and would have liked longer. The accommodation was excellent in the fort, and the bar, lounge and restaurant a great place to learn all about the history of the area from our knowledgeable host Charles. The staff kept everything in tip top shape and the food was plentiful and delicious.... More

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88 reviews 88 reviews
20 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

What a fantastic place to stay we where so sad to leave this wonderfull comfortable place,we where made so welcome by Charles the owner ond the wonderfull staff,food was fantastic and the knowledge of Charles was mesmerising,what wonderfull tales he told us of Rorkes drift and the hardships of the British troops at the Battle of Rorkes Drift...please if you... More

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Address: Isandhlwana Road, Rorke's Drift, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Rorke's Drift Hotel South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal

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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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