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maidenhead
Reviewed 7 October 2016

On the basis of a number of previous trip advisor comments on Rorke's Drift Hotel, I selected this as our base for a 3 day Battlefields visit. I could not have chosen more wisely! What a beautiful setting it is. The river view rooms offered a super view of the Buffalo river and beyond. Simply furnished but with everything you...

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BURBAGE
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Although this hotel was only built in 2011 it has been designed and furnished in a traditional way. Paul is a mind of information on the area and of the battle sites. The original Rorke's Drift across the Buffalo River is in the grounds of the Hotel and the battle site is a short drive away (you can also walk...

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Leicestershire
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Stopped over for one night on the way to Johannesburg from Umhlanga, superb location overlooking the drift and the Buffalo River. Only 1km away from the Rorke's Drift battle museum. Wonderful accommodation, well presented rooms with a river view. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, we spent time with Paul who besides looking after the Hotel is also a battlefield guide. Evening...

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Livingston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

From walking through the door on the Friday evening and being greeted on First Name terms by Nisopho, and later by Paul, to leaving on the Monday morning, the experience was one of warmth and friendliness. Nisopho and the staff are most friendly, and Paul is great company over dinner and hugely knowledgeable about the History of South Africa and...

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Charles and Paul are the perfect hosts! The hotel is beautiful overlooking the buffalo river. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The main building is amazing. The food is excellent. A perfect place to stay if you are touring the battlefields in this spectacular country. Make sure your vehicle is able to go on rough dirt roads. Paul is a...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stopped here for two nights during our tour of the battlefields. Run by an Englishman, the lodge was simple but beautiful. Situated on the side of the river, it was easy to relax and enjoy the surroundings. Food was simple but tasty and they coped well with our dietary requirements. Don't expect luxury at this lodge, just a great...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I recently spent a week staying at the Rorkes Drift Hotel, Charles, the owner, and Paul the manager really have got a great combination. The ambiance is amazing, high volume ceilings and thatch wooden floors and a deck overlooking the famous Rorkes Drift itself. Sitting at the bar after a long day hiking around the battlefields and exchanging view points...

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1Thank franka952
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

What a lovely surprise. At first sight we were a little concerned and then the owner Charles met us at the door and welcomed us into a personal and warm experience. The hotel is simple which is it's charm. The main building has a sweeping view over the Buffalo River which is the historic heart of the battle fields and...

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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It was a amazing place to stay great views great tour by an amazing Zulu guide he mentioned that he was looking to go in to politics I think the country will go fare with him involved The tour really opened your eyes to the other side of the battle Even my other half who has no interested in history...

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Didn't stay but would want to in the future! The scenery is amazing and the staff very accommodating. Definitely recommend to all travellers. Also within spitting distance of the Rorkes Drift site, which is worth a visit! Definite 5 stars for the hotel!

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  • Free Parking
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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 

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Address: Isandhlwana Road, Rorke's Drift, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: $88 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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