We spent three days at Fugitive's Drift last month which was the start of a month's holiday in South Africa. It was without doubt the highlight of the visit. The road journey from Johannesburg takes five hours and some of it is on dirt roads but this was not a problem in a Toyota Corrola! We arrived in torrential rain and were welcomed to the Lodge with tea before being shown to our lovely room. The food was excellent and we were well looked after by Grace and others in both the Dining Room and the Hartford Library (which had spectacular views). But the tours (both by Rob Caskie) were amazing. I did not know what to expect but both battles were brought to life in a fascinating and emotional way. We also enjoyed our walk to the graves of Melville and Coghill on our last evening. We were, as other reviewers, sorry to leave and cannot recommend the whole experience highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fugitives' Drift Lodge, established by David and Nicky Rattray 26 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
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- Also Known As:
- Fugitive`s Drift Hotel Rorke`s Drift
- Fugitive's Drift Lodge And Guest House South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal