Fugitives Drift Guest House
- This spectacular property, a Natural Heritage Site, overlooks Isandlwana and the Oskarsberg at Rorke`s Drift. Walks through the reserve to view abundant game and bird life are offered.
Rooms at the Guest House are en-suite with private verandas and have sweeping views of the reserve and surrounding battlefields. Each establishment has its own swimming pool.
The battlefield tours led by the Rattray brothers and their team have achieved an international reputation for which Fugitives Drift is renowned. The formula of entertaining people with moving, detailed presentations on site, offering wonderful food and award winning lodges, has proved itself.
Accommodation at Fugitives Drift Guest House:
The Guest House rooms have large, en-suite bedrooms that are individually decorated and all have private verandas with sweeping views of the reserve and surrounding battlefields. The Guest House boasts a large pool that overlooks Isandlwana and the indigenous bushveld.
In its original state, The Guest House was the home of Mr Johan Potgieter and his family. Mr Pot was immortalised in Gillian Rattray`s award winning book The Springing of the Year
. He was one of the great storytellers of this area.
Mr Pot`s house has been turned into the most charming sitting and dining room, filled with fascinating memorabilia. The original verandas have been retained. It also has an outside eating area which has a stunning view across a plain with Isandlwana in the distance.
Fugitives Drift Guest House Activities:
Flagship tours to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift are led by registered tour guides Andrew Rattray, Douglas Rattray, Mphiwa Ntanzi and Brian Mcube, who are superb storytellers and make the history of that day come alive. Our long family associations with the area and its people allow us to offer you some unique Zulu perspectives.
Learn of the bravery and mobility of the Zulu army that defeated the British Army at the Battle of Isandlwana and listen at sunset to the famous story of Rorke's Drift, where 139 British soldiers were attacked by 4000 Zulu warriors; a British victory which saw the award of more Victoria Crosses than in any other battle in history.
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