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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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Umhlanga
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37 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every aspect of this place deserves 5 stars - very comfortable and well equipped self-catering unit with all you could wish for and more, the friendly and well trained staff, delicious meals ordered from the kitchen and served in your unit, out of this world views over the battle areas, two well maintained walks accompanied by our guide, Max (a... More 

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

What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to let everyone out there know what your thoughts are. We are very pleased that our staff made your stay a comfortable one and that our little bit of heaven lived up to its name. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was a great and charming way to spend a couple of nights and to have a guide of the battlefields. The drive up to the lodge is a lot of fun, but slow and hard going - be warned if you have a small or low car, an SUV / 4x4 is recommended. The lodge is nicely spread... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are mightily pleased that your experience was so enjoyable. We hope that we can welcome you back again sometime and that you can then perhaps indulge in some of our other activities like our horse riding. More 

western australia
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64 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arriving at Rorke's Drift after our horrendous drive from Volksrust and New Castle was like arriving in heaven. A welcoming tour through our accommodation, a check on our dinner order and we began to relax. The beautifully prepared meal and a nice wine ensured that upon showering - in the biggest and most amazing shower ever - we turned in... More 

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

Thank you for a wonderful review. Also thank you for mentioning that terrible road through from Volksrust and Newcastle. Prospective guests must take cognisance of our Road Report that is usually sent out two weeks prior to arrival so that guests can use a recommended route...which of course is not the route that you followed. More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I have just spent a weekend at Rorkes Drift Lodge and cannot fault the place. From the initial email communications through to the warm welcome at reception and final good bye. I am pleased that I decided to take the guided tour of the Battlefields, as our host and guide, Paul, was an encyclopedia of knowledge on the history of... More 

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

Thank you for a great review. As the drought in SA has us in our grips our lawns around the Lodge have become a haven for wildlife and at night we currently see herds of Impala, sometimes groups of Kudu, mountain Rheebuck, and at least 4 grey duikers have made their home around the edge of the Lodge. We even... More 

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We stayed two nights. The views are stunning and the accommodation is spacious although not fully practical as one has to go outside from the lounge to go then upstairs to bed as well as using a difficult spiral iron staircase in order to use toilet and bathroom facilities. Food was ordered well in advance whic is ok but the... More 

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1 Thank Sylvia W
christine l, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

We are indeed very sorry that this guest had such a disappointing experience. As we cannot predict the times that guests arrive it is difficult for us to ensure that the friendliest person was on duty to check the guests in. However, we will definitely be checking up with our staff to find out why they were not welcomed in... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Really enjoyed our stay there, fantastic view from our lodge. Loved the privacy and quietness of the Lodge, will definitely be back soon. Breakfasts were also very good. If you are looking for a place that isnt overcrowded and not commercial at all while enjoying being in the bush, this is the place to be!

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the seclusion and privacy of our little Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

To start with, the lodges are really excellent, comfortable and high quality, the staff and owners incredibly helpful & friendly and the setting is absolutely stunning. But I really wanted to highlight the extras; we took the battlefield tour, which was absolutely amazing and engrossing, encompassing South African history through the 19th century and beyond as well as the poignant... More 

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review of our Lodge. The tours are very comprehensive and designed especially with the enthusiast in mind so when we hear that those who are not so very enthusiastic enjoyed their tour too it is very gratifying. We hope that sometime in the future we could get to see you once again. More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

If you are ZA savvy, the road is just a country access track, just take it carefully and you will have a lovely surprise: beautiful grounds and a very comfortable house. We took a packed breakfast for our onward journey, as we needed to leave very early.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We love our access road and of course the little bit of heaven at the end of it. More 

Chandler's Ford, Hampshire
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

The track keeps it private; the atmosphere keeps it close; the dogs keep it cosy and secure; the room and food keep it homely and value+; the owner's knowledge and energy keeps it wildly intriguing about the days of the Raj (but in Africa).

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We hope that our intriguing corner of Africa will bring you back again. More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We only spent one night here, but hope to come again. The countryside is beautiful. We enjoyed the road to the Lodge and the sense of humour in the notices along the way. The service was excellent - as was the food. We loved Christine Lamberth's art works that are in the units as well as in her on-site gallery.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. And thank you for highlighting one of our many offerings here at the Lodge. We hope too that we will see you again sometime soon. More 

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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rorke's Drift Lodge

Address: off the P195, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: $64 - $68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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