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Fugitive's Drift

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| KwaZulu Natal, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
+27 34 642 1843
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The grave of the brave young man who died saving the queens color, indeed the colors got lost... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Charming. Lovely hotel, lovely people.

We had arrived in Richards Bay, SA, by yacht and took the opportunity from some bad weather to make... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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| KwaZulu Natal, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The grave of the brave young man who died saving the queens color, indeed the colors got lost.. it's amazing place to be you have a 89% chance to see game animals like zebra, girafe, impala etc

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had arrived in Richards Bay, SA, by yacht and took the opportunity from some bad weather to make a trip inland to see Rorke's Drift and the Drakensburg. Bearing in mind we booking for the next day - from the moment Daisy answered the...More

Thank bobhome2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in Anglo-Zulu war, this is an important place to go. We were lucky to have a great guide, who explained in great detail the battle which happened here, but also the events which led to the battle. Without him however, it...More

Thank Jan-Tiny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was delighted to be taken  to an amazing lecture on the Anglo-Zulu wars in 2003 given by the late David Rattray. I promised myself that I would one day visit and see the battlefield he so eloquently brought to life in his lecture. I...More

Thank HeatherHz
Reviewed 9 December 2017

A smashing place to stay...great staff, amazing accommodation and super guides to the battlefields of Islandwana and Rorkes Drift. We stayed in the lodge. Couldn't speak highly enough about the room we had and the care and friendship offered to us by all of the...More

Thank Carole C
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This is the setting of the battle that took place on the morning before the battle of Rorkes Drift (a la the film Zulu). This battle was lost by the British, around 2000 men, overwhelmed by around 20-30,000 Zulus. The graves of the British are...More

1  Thank annej18
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A moving and uplifting story told by insightful and understanding guides. Quite astonishing - go with a David Rattray guide.

1  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Our guide was most informative and the outlook of the whole area is stunning. The memorials to the dead on all sides are beautifully presented.

Thank KatiePBurtononTrent
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The battle site is well laid out, with cairns of white stones marking the graves of the British dead. We had a professional guide from Fugitives Drift Lodge, who brilliantly explained all aspects of the battle.

Thank Bullycayman
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Great piece of history and a must visit site if you are in this part of the world , recommend to take a guide so that the surrounding area and hillside can be explained in more detail in regards to the battle.

Thank pauldavies22017
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Stevie65
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Response from smrgeog | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest comfortable walking shoes (no sandals or flipflops). In terms of clothing, long trousers are my personal preference if you're walking on trails but shorts should be fine.
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