The Rattray family, pioneers of Heritage Tourism in South Africa, created these award winning facilities to allow visitors to savour the extraordinary saga of the Anglo-Zulu War. Had one tried to dream up geography and topography for a clash between those two great empires, one could hardly have come up with more fantastic scenery than that which is found on and around the famous battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. This spectacular property is a Natural Heritage Site. Walk or horse ride through the reserve to view abundant game and birdlife on fish on the 20km frontage of the Buffalo River.
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