We recently stayed for two nights and they were possibly the most memorable of our entire trip to South Africa. There was a warm welcome from Nicky Rattray and her staff, and every meal, including afternoon tea, was of the highest standard. Lunch on the stunning verandah overlooking the Buffalo River was superb. The rooms were well appointed and comfortable. The historical battlefield tours were conducted by two different Zulu guides and by Douglas Rattray and all three had us completely engrossed. The price per head for accommodation of this standard, all meals and the historical trips was, we thought, incredibly reasonable. Our 16 year old daughter thought she would be bored by this part of the holiday but loved it. We got closer to giraffes in the grounds above the river gorge than we did on a safari! If you want to hear some moving historical stories in colonial style luxury but 'away from it all' surroundings (no TV thank goodness) then this is perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fugitives' Drift Lodge, established by David and Nicky Rattray 28 years ago, now run by Nicky and her sons Andrew and Douglas, has become world famous for the passionate stories, delivered by our resident lecturers, given on the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War. Our flagship tours, conducted daily, are to the battlefields of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana. The Lodge and Guest House both feature luxury accommodation with pools, horse riding and fantastic game walks through this remarkable terrain. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fugitive`s Drift Hotel Rorke`s Drift
- Fugitive's Drift Lodge And Guest House South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal