Fugitives’ Drift Lodge

Rorke Drift

Fugitive’s Drift is world famous for its battlefield tours, led by knowledgeable and highly-qualified lecturers, steeped in the history of the region and telling the tale as they were taught to tell it by the renowned historian David Rattray. At Fugitive’s Drift Lodge there are eight spacious luxury twin en-suite rooms. The annex cottage consists of two luxury twin en-suite rooms, a sitting room and an outside deck. The Lodge, near Rorke’s Drift, is situated on the site of the original Rattray homestead, where David’s parents enjoyed their holidays, and here the seeds of this unique operation took root in those early years. The Lodge is the original establishment, built by David and Nicky Rattray in 1989 and houses the majority of the memorabilia in the central lounge and dining room area. Spacious luxury en-suite rooms all have a private veranda. A feature of the Lodge is the beautiful shady, well-established garden; home to innumerable birds and a spectacular, large swimming pool situated on a secluded spur on the lip of the Buffalo River Gorge. At Fugitive’s Drift Guest House there are six luxury twin en-suite rooms. The Guest House was once the home of Mr and Mrs Potgieter who were immortalised in Gillian Rattray’s award-winning book “The Springing of the Year”. This old farmhouse has been altered and now forms the most charming sitting and dining room. The original verandas have been retained and the outside eating area has a stunning view across a plain with Isandlwana in the distance. The luxury en-suite rooms all have verandas and sweeping views of the reserve. The Guest House has a large swimming pool with views across the plain.Indulge in sundowners around the fire and dine in the splendid atmosphere of a veritable museum of Zulu War memorabilia. Superb food and personal service are central to the fine hospitality they offer at Fugitive’s Drift.

Reasons we love Fugitives' Drift Lodge

  • World famous Anglo Zulu battlefield tours with the best guides in the region
  • Now also boasts its own private game reserve
  • Over two hundred and seventy five recorded bird species on the property


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