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Rorke's Drift Lodge

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off the P195, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our stay at Rorke's Drift Lodge. We spread the family over three of the units, all of which were individually stunning. We loved sitting outside for dinner and breakfast and watching the odd antelope wander past. The catering (pre-order menu choices for a delicious meal served at your unit) is superb. The co-owner Paul gave us a superb... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was incredible, words, photos and pictures cannot do justice to such an idyll. As well as it being the perfect spot for discovering the battlefields, it was also the perfect spot to soak up the ambience of such a beautiful country. The accommodation was wonderful: the beds were very comfortable, (even had electric blankets to keep you warm)... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

On our travels through SA, we wanted to visit the zulu battlefields, and were not disappointed with Rorke's Drift Lodge. They supplied everything and more than you needed if you wanted to braai and had the most amazing cook\chef if you didn't. Our family traveled 2800km around Africa and we all agreed that the food we had here was the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. We are indeed pleased that you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to having you back to visit us again someday. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is the perfect spot to stay for a tour of the zulu battlefields, situated right on the bank of the buffalo river, your host Charles is an absolute wealth of knowledge with regard to the Anglo zulu war. Not a 5 star establishment but you are made very welcome there and it is very comfortable. We stayed in early... More 

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

Dear Jolliejohn, Thank you for posting this review, however we should point out that you must have stayed at Rorke's Drift Hotel and not with us. We suggest that you remove this review from our profile and put it onto theirs! More 

Umzumbe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We really enjoyed the two nights spent at the lodge. The accommodation and service were very good and reasonable, a good place to see the battlefields of Isandwala and Rorke's Drift and more if you have more time to spare. Nice walks on the property, up the mountain with amazing rock formations, or down into the donga. The few km... More 

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

Thank you for your great review. Lots of extra information for prospective guests. And lots to do for at least a 3 night stay. We look forward to hosting you again sometime. More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Wanting to visit the battlefields led us to Rorkes Drift lodge, lucky for us. From the drive on the lodge track to the accommodation itself was awesome. Our rooms were different, but quirky - which added to our experience. Certainly to be recommended.

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

Thank you for a great review. We are also pleased you were led to Rorke's Drift Lodge. Hopefully your travels will take you down the same path again someday. More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Our 2 night stop at Rorke's Drift Lodge was taken as part of a wider KZN trip. The lodge is ideally situated for visits to both the Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift battlefields. Our hire car was a Toyota Avanza and taking it steady this coped perfectly well with the drive up to the lodge. We stayed in the Kune family... More 

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

Thank you for your very comprehensive review of our little bit of heaven. The more information our guests can access, the better. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our food! Safe travels on your next adventure. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place to spend a few days to relax and catch up on the local history. Lots to do, the scenery is amazing and the hotel staff were really friendly and helpful. The track into the lodge was no problem for my Ford fiesta.

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

Thank you for your great review. With all the things written and said about our famous road we are so pleased that you highlighted the fact that the Ford Fiesta that you travelled with made it up here without any problems. Good info for those wanting to visit us. Safe travels on your next adventure. More 

Eshowe, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Spent two nights at Rorkes Drift Lodeg as guidre accompening two New Zealanders who had won trip to S.A. Was impressed with property.The peaceful,natural surroundings had a "feeling of remotness"which had the visitors commenting on being in "The Wilds of Africa" Stay was Self Catering so am not able to comment on Resturants etc.Did have Lunch Packs for day trips... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We like to keep things real here so we are a bit distressed that your vetkoek was a bit hard. However, we have addressed the problem and guests should not have the same experience. Our apologies that you were the one to experience this. However, we hope that staying with us and enjoying our stunning... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a Wonderful Lodge, in a Wonderful location, I'm loathe to let the rest of the World know about this place... The owners and staff were fantastic, they were beyond helpful, along with their incredible knowledge about the battle sites, our trip was made memorable by a personal guided tour with the owner. I gladly recommend Rorke's Drift Lodge.... More 

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Thank you for this great review and for pointing out that the secret lies in reading all the literature we provide. We always endeavour to give as much information to our guests as possible in order that they can enjoy not only the tours but our wonderful pristine area too. And in the days of information overload we hope that... More 

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