Rorke`s Drift Lodge is nestled against the side of the Sinqindi Mountain and affords the guest stunning views over the battlefield plains. It is surrounded by rolling lawns and giant trees.
Our farm track ensures seclusion and exclusivity without interference from noise or light pollution. Really see the stars of the Southern Hemisphere. The gardens surrounding the Lodge are home to at least 100 species of birds.
The 1000 acres of lands that surround the Lodge afford the guest the opportunity to take walks and view the plentiful bird life. Regular sighting of ground hornbills, martial and black eagles, duiker, kudu, and warthogs. At nights the owls and bats come out to play.
There is a lounge with a TV set that has a facility for digital camera editing and has a dvd player so that guests can watch dvd`s on our specialist subject - the battles of Rorke`s Drift and Isandlwana. Please note that this set is not connected for TV viewing.
A Deck for relaxing after a long day with a view that stretches 40km to the horizon. And for the winter months we burn a log fire inside the Main Lodge and have an outside fire burning at sunset.
Dining at Rorke`s Drift Lodge: Our chalets are equipped that you can either self cater or you can order your food from our kitchens. We have a`la carte menus for both breakfast and dinners. We do not usually do lunches but they can be arranged.
Accommodation at Rorke`s Drift Lodge: Kubili (number two in Zulu) Originally a water reservoir for cooling the power plant in the good old days. It now has a wonderful wooden deck that is practically nestled in the branches of a gigantic indigenous fig tree and many a guest has been surprised by the Spotted Eagle Owl that sometimes hangs about in its branches at night. Added to this is a very comfortable lounge-cum-diningroom-cum-kitchenette that has been stocked with all the bells and whistles needed for a self-catering stay. The lounge area has DSTV (cable TV) as well as a DVD player. There is a sleeper couch in the lounge suitable for a third person to join the party or perhaps two older children who do not mind sleeping in a double bed. However, as the lounge is separate from the bedroom section of the unit it is not suitable for small children. The bedroom is located on a different level from the lounge and is the only room with a double bed. A spiral staircase takes you down onto the lower level where the bathroom, reminiscent of Roman Bathhouse proportions, can be found.
Kuhlanu (number five in Zulu) Houses a twin bedded room of spacious proportions, an inviting lounge that has a sleeper couch that sneakily folds out into a very comfortable double bed and a magnificently spacious bathroom that has two picture windows that frame the view in the distance perfectly, and, as with the rest of the Lodge, we have ensured that the shower affords the guest a very comfortable bathing experience. The lounge also has a diningroom-cum-kitchenette that is fully equipped for our guests to cater for themselves, should they so wish.To top off the experience, there is a small private deck area for the guest to take in the view and savour the African experience. Added to this, located right next to the unit is a braai area where the self catering guest can whip up a feast or should the guest be ordering their food from our kitchens, the views of Zululand can be savoured while quaffing their sundowners in the great outdoors. Should the guest have small children who need to sleep nearby then this unit is the most suitable choice.
Kutatu, (number three in Zulu) Cannot be booked on its own and can only booked in conjunction with either Kubili or Kuhlanu. The room is located next to the reception area and is a twin bedded room that has a view of our gardens. The spacious en-suite bathroom has a shower. This room is suitable for additional adult guests to make up a party or for children who are happy sleeping in a different room from their parents. We consider this our overflow room.
KUNE - Our family suite Kune (Zulu for the number four) is located in our Main building and has views of the gardens and the mountain on which the property is situated. The bedroom of the unit is a sunny, spacious room with a double bed and a single bed. The lounge area is located inside the unit and has a second single bed along with a couch and satellite TV. The kitchenette is at the front of the unit and leads out onto a private barbecue (braai) area that has a table and chairs for alfresco dining. The kitchenette is fully equipped with a table and chairs, fridge, microwave, two plate stove with small oven and crockery, cutlery, and pots and pans. The private bathroom is located at the back of the unit and has a separate toilet, shower and basin which makes it ideal for a family of up to 4 persons.
- Battlefields tours of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift - Horseriding - Walk on our 1000 acre estate - Climb up Sinqindi hill - Hiking trails - Birding - Fauna and flora spot a rhebuck, kudu or a duiker - San Rock Art Painting - Star Gazing - White water rafting - Mountain biking - Nature tours by arrangement
Clothing and Accessories:
The weather is very changeable in the area. Come prepared for both hot conditions and cold conditions no matter what time of the year.
Health and Climate:
Rorke's Drift is a malaria free area.
Rooms and Units Available:
Kubili Unit (Luxury Chalet)
Most unique unit, offering sweeping views of the battlefields. Fully equipped kitchen & outside BBQ facility. Lounge has Satelite TV. Seperate double storey main bedroom with double bed & downstairs bathroom. Spiral staircase down to bathroom.
Sleeps 2 Adults
Kuhlanu Unit (DeLuxe Chalet)
Our prime unit, offering sweeping views of the battlefields. Fully equipped kitchen & outside BBQ facility. Main bedroom offers 2 single beds. Lounge has Satelite TV.
Sleeps 2 Adults
and 1 child
Kune Family Unit (Superior Chalet)
Family unit with a garden view. Fully equipped kitchen with fireplace, outside area with BBQ facilites. Lounge offers Satelite TV and additional single day bed for 4th person. Main bedroom offers a double bed with additional single bed.
Sleeps 4 Adults
Kutatu Unit (Twin Chalet)
Kutatu is a twin bed chalet with en-suite luxury shower adjoining the Main Lodge and offers outside sitting area with a garden view and BBQ area. Fully equipped kitchenette/lounge area with Satellite TV.
Sleeps 2 Adults
Facilities & Services available:
Babies Children under 12 Honeymoon Couples Laundry Service Ironing Service Limited Room Service
Special Meals on Request Self-Braai / Barbecue Cots available Curio Shop Fireplace on the Premises Garden
Parking (off-street - open) Parking (off-street - covered) Tourism Information Desk Afrikaans English Xhosa / Zulu
Other Language DVD and/or VCR Hiking / Walking Trails Horse Riding No Pets Allowed
Up to 14 days prior to arrival 30% cancellation fee. After 14 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee.
Chalet well organised and got everything you need Well done Friendly and helpful people Louis Claassen Nov 2020
Accommodation private & beautifully furnished. Everything is good working order. Service discreet and personal touches greatly appreciated. Will recommend to any traveller as first choice. dor esakov Mar 2010
Stunning location and accommodation, food was first rate. Graham Diss Jan 2010
Cell phone reception is poor so I would make a land line available to guests; I would increase the menu slightly for supper to cater for a range of guests. Otherwise well situated, decor and rooms excellent, host and chef friendly and interactive. Shereen da Costa Jul 2009
The lodge drive starts across the road from Rorke's Drift and yet the 5km long winding drive takes you to your own private ranch /lodge. Loved the remoteness of the place and the warm friendly greeting. Food was fantastic as were the rooms, especially the round tower room. We were really well looked after and a great Zulu guide was all arranged for us. I would recommend it to anyone (who drives a 4x4 or rental!) James Partis Jun 2008
FROM JOHANNESBURG:(5 HOURS) From Johannesburg take the N12 East to Witbank. At the Delmas turn-off take the R50 South to Delmas, Leandra, Standerton. At Standerton take the R23 South to Volksrust. At Volksrust take the N11 to New Castle. 18km past New Castle take the R621 to Dannhauser-Hattingspruit and Dundee. Drive through Dundee en-route to Vryheid on the R33. After 2 km you will pass the Talana Museum on your left. Continue for a further 5 km until the R68 turn off to Nqutu-Melmoth-Ulundi, turn right. Travel 26 km on R68 look out for turn off to Rorke's Drift on your right, opposite Eskom sub station. Turn right onto dirt road and carry on for 7 km. At tee junction turn left towards Rorke's Drift. Travel for 12 km into Rorke's Drift. Go beyond Rorkes Drift Museum and turn right at our sign board. Proceed straight for 4.8 km along a farm road to the lodge. Recommended speed 20km/hr.
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Accommodation Type: Game Lodge, Guest Farm and Guesthouse