If you are coming to visit the Zulu Battlefields then this is the place to stay. Its location above the Buffalo river with panoramic views across to the drift were stunning. The location simply oozed history. Charles and his team welcomed us made us feel perfectly at home, - more like a house party than hotel. Our battlefield tour organised by the hotel with the knowledgeable Nicki our guide was first class.
On our non battlefield day there were plenty of other things to see and do, we opted on seeing some wild life at a nearby safari reservation which we enjoyed. The interior of the hotel was spectacular; drinks, meals and conversation good. Our room was clean, spacious and comfortable, it had its own private balcony with views over the river which I particularly enjoyed.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Rorke's Drift Hotel South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal