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Isandlwana Lodge, an oasis in Zululand, is carved into the side of the Nyoni Rock just below where the Zulu commander stood during the Battle of Isandlwana on the 22nd of January 1879.  The lodge is conveniently located to Rorke’s Drift, made famous by the movie, Zulu, and is a part of the daily tours at Isandlwana Lodge.

The view from every vantage point in the Lodge is stunning.  Isandlwana is one of the last places in South Africa where one can watch the village come to life in the morning and close down at the end of the day.  The Zulus are very hospitable people who capture the imagination of guests from around the world because of their friendliness and fascinating culture.

The Lodge was designed to look as if it grew out of the rocks on which it is built.  The building is made of native stone from the area with a thatched roof and the furniture is made of African woods.

There are 12 stylish bedrooms, each en-suite, with a private balcony overlooking the panorama of the battlefield and plain. Fabrics used in the bedrooms were designed and made by Zulu women.

In-Room facilities:
-  Bed linen and towels
-  Complimentary toiletries
-  Private furnished balcony with view
-  Fan
-  Hairdryer
-  Telephone
-  Safe
-  Tea and Coffee facilities (French Press Coffee Pot) and homemade biscuits
-  Heater
-  Lodge information Folder

Establishment Facilities:
-  Curio Shop
-  Library
-  Computer in Library with Internet Access Wi-Fi available
-  Media Room
-  Conference and Meeting Facilities
-  Board room - 8 people
-  Guesthouse 18 classroom style
-  Swimming Pool
-  Fully licensed bar
-  Tea and Coffee available throughout the day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Continental cuisine with an African flair, served in the handsomely appointed dining room.

Area Info:

Those interested in the history of the area and the country will be mesmerised by the storytelling of our resident guides.  But if walking, climbing, bird-watching or mountain biking are your preference, the options are endless. For those after peace and tranquility, a picnic at a nearby waterfall, reading on the outdoor verandah or in the library or lying at the pool are all yours for the taking.

A host of guided Battlefield and cultural tours, as well as day drives, to one of Africa’s oldest game reserves, are available to suit every request.


The adjoining Umfolozi and Hluhluwe game reserves, (the most long-established on the continent) host "The Big Five" (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard, and buffalo) but are perhaps best known for the part they played in preventing the total extinction of Africa's rhino population. Both the black and white species of rhino are found here.

Clothing and Accessories:

Dress code at dinner is smart casual.

Rooms and Units Available:

Enjoy total relaxation, comfort and luxury in one of the 12 comfortable en-suite bedrooms, each with sweeping panoramic views, or soak up the ambience of your surrounds, from the pool-deck or wrap-around verandah.


The deluxe room has picture windows. With a private balcony over looking Isandlwana Battlefield with a sweeping view of the entire plain.It has a king size bed with a sumptios bathroom with shower. The décor is a mixture of ethnic and traditional styles
Amount of similar units: 2
Sleeps 2 Adults

Standard Twin or Double
The standard rooms with a private balcony over looking Isandlwana Battlefield with a sweeping view of the entire plain.It has a king size or Twin beds with a sumptios bathroom with shower.
Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Disabled (wheelchair friendly)
Honeymoon Couples
Laundry Service
Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request
Bar on the Premises
Dining room
Curio Shop
Fireplace on the Premises
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - covered)
Other Language
Communal Satellite TV
DVD and/or VCR
Hiking / Walking Trails
Horse Riding
Swimming Pool
No Pets Allowed
Mountain Biking
Horse Trail
Historic Sites
Eco Tours

Cancellation Policy:

-  Reservation cancelled 30 days or less prior to arrival forfeit full deposit
-  31 to 60 days prior to arrival forfeits 50% of deposit
-  61 to 90 days 25% of the deposit, over 90 days, 10% of deposit

Terms and Conditions

50% deposit is required to secure your booking.


Isandlwana is situated in the scenic Midlands of KwaZulu Natal just one and a half hours from Ladysmith and three and a half hours by road from the coastal resort of Durban, or four and a half hours from Johannesburg.

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Children Policy

No children under the age of 7 are allowed.

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  • Accommodation Type: Boutique Hotel, Country Lodge and Hotel
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM