Fugitives Drift Lodge
- 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 Lodge 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.Fugitives Drift Lodge accommodation:
The Lodge is situated on the site of the original Rattray homestead where David`s parents, Peter and Gillian, came for their holidays and here the seeds of this unique operation took root in those early years.
Spacious, luxury en-suite cottages each have a private veranda affording views over the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge.Helicopter Transfers:
Fugitives’ Drift Lodge is very excited to confirm that we will have a helicopter with us next year over our peak season (January- March). Teaming up with Helivate for the second year running, we will be offering four different flights to any guests who are interested in having an aerial perspective of the battlefields and of the beautiful surrounding area - a fantastic addition to a battlefields visit. We will also be offering transfers to and from Durban airport and other lodges, meaning that guests are able to enjoy more time at their destinations and spend less time traveling.Guided Walks at Fugitives Drift Lodge:
We are also excited to launch guided walks on our property, which will be offered in addition to the self-guided walks that our guests currently enjoy. A guide will be taking these walks out daily, giving guests the opportunity to connect with the wildlife and plant life that we have on the reserve, on foot. A lot of the plants on the reserve hold medicinal value, and are used extensively in Zulu culture and tradition. We also have approximately three hundred species of bird on the reserve, so bird watching opportunities are ample. Note that guests will still be able to enjoy self-guided walks on the property at no additional cost.
Facilities & Services:
- Babysitting Service
- Laundry Service
- Internet Access
- Parking (off-street - open)
- Parking (off-street - covered)
- Hiking / Walking Trails
- Horse Riding
- Swimming Pool
Fugitives Drift Lodge 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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