I had paid for a trip to the Battlefields of South Africa for January 2013, which was unfortunately cancelled. I eventually found a general tour that included visits to Spoin Kop, Rorkes Drift & Isandlwana. Fortunately we stayed at the Rorkes Drift Hotel for two nights (I could have done with a couple more nights & a professional battlefield's guide). The hotel is superbly situated overlooking the Buffalo River and the site of Jim Rorke's Drift. The hotel was very welcoming, very personnel and comfortable with good meals. At the present it is quite small but is being extended, tastefully, to take about 50 guests. I loved the 20 minutes or so drive to Isandwana, up hill and down dale with Isandlwana appearing & disappearing but forever close. Like so many scenes of terrible batlles it was a place of tranquility & peace & hardly bothered by commercialisation. Well worth a visit as is Zululand. Regards David Booth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Rorke's Drift on the Buffalo River the new Rorke’s Drift Hotel stands the slopes of Shiyane Mountain (The Oscarberg), in the rolling hills of Zululand. The historic crossing that gives the area its name is within its grounds and the comfortable modern facilities are priced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. The visitor will enjoy peaceful relaxation in the rural landscape, surrounded by iconic history and natural countryside. Phase One of the construction is now complete with 7 double and four single en-suite rooms. Phase Two will raise the capacity to 30 rooms so that coach touring parties can be accommodated, for the recommended two night stay. The hotel provides an affordable destination at this historic location. Visitors will be stunned by its position overlooking the Buffalo River and with its open views towards Isandlwana, and by its architectural design that is a modern amalgam of Zulu and Victorian cultures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rorke's Drift Hotel South Africa/KwaZulu-Natal