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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were delighted to find this lovely hotel in the middle of the Zululand battlefields. The outlook was stunning and we were really looked after for the few days we spent there. We had an amazing guide (Paul) for a day and overall had a fantastic experience in this extrodianary place. Would highly recommend to anyone remotely interested in the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arived at the Hotel as part of a group travelling with Illios Tours. The Hotel overlooks the Buffalo River and the original Rorke`s Drift where the Zulus crossed on 22nd January 1879. My wife & I stayed in Reynolds Room which was clean and spacious with a nice shower Room. We had both Lunch and dinner at the Hotel,...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was a nice surprise. We went through the battlefields and stumbled on this little gem. Nice location and friendly staff. Food is good and well priced. Do yourself a favour and drive the back roads between Durban and Jhb for an unforgettable experience.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We wished to visit Rorkes Drift and isandlwhana battle fields and chose this hotel. We were lucky enough to be able to book there Shaka room, perfect ! Our charming. Host Charles ,the owner, greeted us on arrival and we met Paul Garner our guide for the battle tour the next day . Everything was perfect , the staffer very...

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2Thank caduceus2015
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

My new wife and I came here as part of our honeymoon. Growing up as a boy my favourite and still favourite film is Zulu. It has been a long time dream of mine to visit Rorkes Drift and the battlefields of isawanda. The hotel is situated right on the buffalo river and only a 10min walk from the battle...

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Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Not to be confused with the RD Lodge, which is about 10km away, this place is located right on the money at Rorke's Drift itself. The road to the hotel is not paved once you turn off the R68 but is easily passable with care in any vehicle. The place is new, finished to a high standard and serves very...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The Rorkes Drift Hotel could not situated better. When you stand on the balcony that runs along one side of the main building you are actually looking down on the drift. Even better, borrow the key from reception and make your way down to the banks of the Buffalo river where you can open the gate and actually stand alongside...

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Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Situated on a bend on the Buffalo River this hotel is in the form of two circular buildings in traditional style. The main one contains the bar, dining room and sitting area, the second seven bedrooms, some with balconies with fine views looking over the river. There was a table d'hote menu for dinner with minimum choice but well cooked...

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3Thank Mary H
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

My partner and I had a recent impromtu visit to KZN and decided to stay over at Rorkes Drift Hotel for a night and visit the battlefields as I had never been. Rorkes Drift Hotel is superb. We stayed in the Reynolds Room which was a lovely clean big room with fantastic shower and all amemities. It looks directly onto...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The location is perfect for those who are interested in the battlefield sites. The hotel itself is tastefully furnished in a more traditional sense. The bedrooms views are amazing with balconies overlooking the beautiful buffalo river. You really are in the middle of nowhere here. The surrounding gardens were a picture of colour with a decent size pool to cool...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Rorke's Drift on the Buffalo River the new Rorke’s Drift Hotel stands the slopes of Shiyane Mountain (The Oscarberg), in the rolling hills of Zululand. The historic crossing that gives the area its name is within its grounds and the comfortable modern facilities are priced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller. The visitor will enjoy peaceful relaxation in the rural landscape, surrounded by iconic history and natural countryside. Phase One of the construction is now complete with 7 double and four single en-suite rooms. Phase Two will raise the capacity to 30 rooms so that coach touring parties can be accommodated, for the recommended two night stay. The hotel provides an affordable destination at this historic location. Visitors will be stunned by its position overlooking the Buffalo River and with its open views towards Isandlwana, and by its architectural design that is a modern amalgam of Zulu and Victorian cultures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rorke's Drift Hotel

Address: Isandhlwana Road, Rorke's Drift, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: $88 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“River view”
 of 5 bubbles caduceus2015, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Worth paying a little extra for river view rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles hotlips_03, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room way a balcony overlooking river”
 of 5 bubbles maryhR935AJ, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Reynolds Room is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Starlass1, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a balcony facing the buffalo river.”
 of 5 bubbles Rico1974, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
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