stayed for two nights. The hotel is stunning to see and the interior is fabulous. We had room 1 which gave us a long balcony to catch the sun and the views of the surrounding area were fantastic. The room was clean, as was the stunning bathroom with a shower cubicle as big as some bathrooms I have seen. There was tea and coffee in the room as well as a cookie jar and a plate of fruit. Found a U.K. socket as well.
Hotel has a swimming pool, library, media room and bar with a log burning fire to cosy up to.
On the first morning Robs talk on the battle was very emotional starting on the balcony then a few minutes drive to the battlefield to continue the story.
In the afternoon we were taken down into the Zulu village by our bar-keeping friend Seyabonga.
Again very informative, lasts about 3 hours. ( walking)
Mike the boss was always helpful and pleasant to chat to.
Food was excellent and plentiful.
If you are visiting the battle sites of Africa then give this hotel a look.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. The Lodge is carved into the iNyoni rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879. Enjoy unparalleled views from the crisp early light of a sparkling Zulu dawn to the splendor of the African sunset. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Isandlwana Hotel Isandlwana
- Isandlwana Lodge KwaZulu-Natal