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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
  • 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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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rorke's Drift Lodge may not be easy to access, but the effort is rewarded by a genuine & comfortable stay, literally miles from anywhere with tremendous views & total peace. It gives an impresssion of how it must have been for the early settlers miles, isolated & self reliant. We had not realised it was set up as a self... More 

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

Thank you for your review. It is interesting to note that the person who reviewed us last under the heading Excellent Stay highlighted the fact that he had driven up in a small car and that he didn't find the road difficult at all. This is such a subjective experience for all our guests and it depends entirely on the... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting- excellent food- and then drive to the Lodge was not too daunting and manageable in a small hired car. When booking a guide for the battlefield tour request the Zulu guide, he was very knowledgeable and interesting.

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

Thank you for taking the time to send in a review. And for giving us 5 stars! And for highlighting that our road is not such a bad experience. It is a farm track and affords our such seclusion that we don't want to change it. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lodge although remote is very well presented and clearly African in nature. The accommodation was very comfortable and relaxing and the food excellent. The service was admirable and the welcome heartfelt. It is a unique place and a unique travel destination and the remoteness did not put me off. In fact this was one of the attractions. The countryside... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed our little bit of African heaven. More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place at the end of a bumpy unmade road. Our rooms were lovely, with comfortable beds and excellent showers. The views are stunning. We had pre booked our suppers and they were delicious. We were looked after extremely well. The reason for a four instead of a five star is solely because one of the dogs bit... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. And of course we are mortified that our little dog would have bitten your husband. We try to keep our dogs away from our guests as much as possible, but with so many dog lovers in the world our guests tend to spoil and indulge our dogs too much. As a result, when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the place for the first time in 2011 and thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous view, the great hospitality and the tranquility. We were so much fascinated that we came back this year, and again it was a great success. The concept is slightly changed now, i.e., it is self-catering....but we actually found this to be advantageous as we could... More 

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

Thank you for your great review. And thank you for coming back to see us again. You have highlighted some of the very best features of our property where people can come and unwind and relax, such a rare occurence these days. We look forward to hosting you again some time in the future. And thank you for any recommendations... More 

Morpeth, England, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fabulous place to stay. Brilliant 5 star service, gorgeous views, quirky, but comfortable rooms. Only one negative......the road. You pass the Rorke's Drift site, turn right and then its another 6k or so down an UNMADE ROAD. I must say after a long day's driving it came as a bit of a shock. It's fine for a... More 

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

Thank you so much for your enlightening review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourself here. A note about our road, we do advise our guests on which cars to book, and in a perfect world everyone would be advised of this fact, but sometimes due to the chain of booking processes this advice does not reach everyone. However,... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We stayed at Rorke's Drift Lodge for one night in February and it is ideal both for a visit to the battlefields and generally.The setting is tranquil and beautiful,the personnel friendly and very helpful-as in nothing is a problem,the accomadation both tasteful and comfortable and also fully equipped,and allround a memorable and enjoyable experience.As seasoned SA and international travellers we... More 

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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 indeed pleased that you enjoyed yourself here and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had such a fantastic time at Rorke's Drift Lodge. The driveway was quite the adventure considering we were in a rental but a nice slow pace meant we got there without a scratch. We were welcomed warmly, shown around and left to enjoy the beautiful view. We had requested dinner in advance and were allowed to choose from a... More 

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

Thank you very much for your great review. We are looking forward to having you stay with us again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This place on top if a hill is a lovely quiet place. The Food we ordered was delicious. The rooms were well taken care of. It gets cool in the evenings. The price is higher then elsewhere in sa. David

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

Thank you for taking the time out to review our property.Thank you for pointing out the price differential. We hope that you are comparing like for like when making this comparison and taking into account our location, services and experience. Of course, we feel that we give good value for money and we are very well priced in the market... More 

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We are 2 couples who stayed for 2 nights in jan. The lodge is ideal for a visit to the battlefields, indeed we spent a fantastic day in the company of a guide recommended by the lodge which turned out to be the highlight of our holiday in SA. Other reviewers have mentioned the access road to the lodge but... More 

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

thanks for the great review and for giving us another viewpoint about our road. We are so pleased that you followed our advice which made your drive up to us more comfortable and far less stressful. We look forward to being able to host you again in the future. More 

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