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Certificate of Excellence
At Rorke's Drift on the Buffalo River the Hotel (estd 2011) commands scenic views acrpss the river to the hills of Zululand. Our open plan public building has impressive space to encompass lounge, dining and bar which lead from the welcoming reception. Fifteen ensuite double or twin rooms are in two separate circular buildings and each has its own small deck, and five single rooms are in addition. Guests often enjoy a short walk on arrival down to the river bank and more extensive routes from the hotel grounds are up the mountain behind us; across the river to Masotcheni (hill of the soldiers); to The Cliffs beauty spot or to the Rorke's Drift museum and battlesite. Isandlwana and Fugitive's Drift are just 25 and 15 minutes drive away, and Blood River an easy 45 minute journey.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Outdoor pool
Room Service
Wheelchair access
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport Transportation
Meeting Rooms
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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River View
Great View
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Getting there
Pietermaritzburg Airport90 mi
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All reviews the river an excellent host main building hotel is situated zulu wars perfect location two nights his team well stocked bar family room limited choice stunning views fabulous place battle sites rooms are spacious thatched roof other guests
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say about this fabulous place.....it is incredible ! We stayed 3 nights here and loved every minute of it, Charles the owner is so delightful, hospitable, knowledgable and just an all round good egg ! The room was beautiful with views to...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank anneeSussex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are recommended this hotel by our guide who was taking us on all the battlefields The rooms were absolutely lovely, the setting was bliss and the friendliness,service and food was outstanding. Will definitely go back and recommend this to all. Charles the owner is...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We returned to Rorke’s drift Hotel for the second time this year to stay and use as a base while competing in the Impi Enduro motorbike race that takes place at Elandsheim in October. We found it as good as the first time! Charles and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Angela Lee B
Reviewed October 27, 2018

We came to this charismatic hotel from the town of Dundee which meant driving 20 km along an unpaved road. The hotel was definitely worth the effort!! It sits beside the Buffalo river overlooking Rorke's Drift (a shallow crossing point). The main reception, dining and...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank sandylindsay
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I had a very good lunch whilst on my battlefield tour here and the location and views are superb. It was a pleasure to sit for a while with the owner and enjoy the company. The views of the river are beautiful. Its a perfect...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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March 7, 2017|
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Response from Snapsh0t | Property representative |
We regret that the Hotel does not have wifi but we are able to offer the use of a computer with internet connection for guests' use. We do enjoy a good Vodacom service which can access 3g for mobile comms.
Joan W
December 25, 2016|
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Response from NosiphoM15 | Property representative |
You will find our standard menus on the Hotel Information listing on the Reservations page. We normally offer a table d'hote menu for supper with the option of a choice from the a la carte for the main course.
October 3, 2015|
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Response from NosiphoM15 | Property representative |
Our published rates on the website are per person sharing, or single occupancy if required. The overnight rate is half board, which includes dinner. we confirm all rates at the time of booking.
Room Tips
"We stayed in the room named CHARD, and had wonderful views of the river, see photos."
Oct 12, 2018
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"All rooms seem the same view of the river and mountains in the distance."
Sep 13, 2018
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"The only hotel in Rorkes drift"
Sep 6, 2018
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"Ask for a river view"
Aug 12, 2018
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$207 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalRorke's Drift
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