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off the P195, Rorke's Drift 3016 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Rorke's Drift
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Rorke's Drift Lodge is perched above the Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana Battlefields where the mighty Zulu nation and British Empire came to blows in 1879. The Lodge caters to the historical enthusiast looking to immerse themselves in poignant tales of yesteryear. World class guided tours coupled with friendly South African hospitality,superb food and a taste of the African Bush make this an experience to remember forever. We also offer horseriding on the property and can arrange for hunting and bass fishing expeditions in the area.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast in the room
Horseback riding
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Non-smoking hotel
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Room features
Seating area
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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off the P195, Rorke's Drift 3016 South Africa
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King Shaka Intl Airport93 miSee all flights
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martin e wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom48 contributions15 helpful votes
An absolute fantastic location. Paul was a fantastic guide for isandlwana and rorkes drift battlefield sites. We had a lovely home cooked meal at an extra charge. We arrived in a Hyundai civic caught a few rocks on the way but arrived ok you just need to r take your time.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
mtoome576354 wrote a review Mar 2020
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A place of extraordinary beauty and real Africa. Stunning scenery and peace. Accommodation feels like being transported back to days of Empire...very special atmosphere. Special Thank you to Paul for a wonderful battlefield tour day.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA wrote a review Mar 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom5,170 contributions576 helpful votes
Beautiful nature, beautiful people and a place to call home for 2 nights, that was Rorke's Drift Lodge, home of Paul and Christine Lamberth. Our SUV vehicle handled the magical 5km 'road' with no issues, sensible driving will get you there and the slow drive can be bountiful as we saw many birds and mammals en route. Very friendly welcome by the ladies/staff and it was a delight to learn from Paul that this is a local consortium in the making. The fine people here are actually taking on leading roles, with Paul and Christine there to offer support. So peaceful, so tranquil this was our paradise, the chance to unwind after a very long flight and drive. We pre-ordered our meals and our battlefields tour with Paul, the food was so delicious brought to our chalet/room, a chalet that was spacious, clean and very safe. Beautiful surrounds to explore, plenty of birdlife, flowers, shrubs- the perfect retreat. Well stocked mini bar, nothing was too much of a problem and two great nights sleep. The excellent battlefields tour the next day it was sad to leave on the Tuesday. Thank you to everyone, a blissful abode, beautiful artwork to admire(Christine's own), a high point to saviour.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Kune chalet was perfect for us.
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CharlieP wrote a review Feb 2020
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom9 contributions
Rorke's Drift Lodge is a wonderful, relaxing place to stay. However it is remote and the drive is along a dirt track, we had wished we'd hired a 4X4 instead of a small car. However our small car did manage to get in and out. Our room was amazing and the service was wonderful. The view and sounds at night were very memorable. We had an amazing tour of the Battlefield and Rorke's Drift which I will always remember. We loved our stay and would happily return.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Ruth H wrote a review Feb 2020
Tarporley, United Kingdom52 contributions29 helpful votes
Once we had navigated the road (please make sure you have good clearance), we loved our little lodge with pleasant living room, bedroom and super bathroom. The views were beautiful. The food cooked by the delightful Umbali (hope I have spelt your name correctly) was delicious and served with a smile. The Lodge is very isolated so you need to either order your food in advance or bring your own. We booked a Battlefields tour with the owner, Paul Lamberth, which I would advise as not only is he an excellent knowledgeable tour guide, he takes you in his car which saves driving up and down the track again. A great and memorable off grid experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Choose the chalet that is all on one level, there is one unit where the bathroom is via an...
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$72 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rorke's Drift Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Rorke's Drift Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and barbeque facilities.
Which room amenities are available at Rorke's Drift Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Rorke's Drift Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Rorke's Drift Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rorke's Drift Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Rorke's Drift Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fugitive's Drift (5.0 miles).