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Oxted, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Where do I start - the location and rooms were superb and the Christine and the staff very welcoming and helpful. We had evening meals delivered to our unit and they were delicious. If you want a peaceful stay in stunning surroundings I could not fault Rorkes Drift Lodge. My only recommendation would be to ensure that you stay long...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this brilliant review. We appreciate the time that it took for you to write it. We also think our guests should stay longer and we encourage them to do so. Definitely worth staying 3 or 4 days at a time. We hope you will return to visit us again sometime.

Reviewed 29 August 2015

We loved our stay at Rorke's Drift Lodge. We spread the family over three of the units, all of which were individually stunning. We loved sitting outside for dinner and breakfast and watching the odd antelope wander past. The catering (pre-order menu choices for a delicious meal served at your unit) is superb. The co-owner Paul gave us a superb...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your super review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. And thank you for mentioning the road and the fact that a BMW made it up our much maligned road! We hope to see you again soon.

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The location was incredible, words, photos and pictures cannot do justice to such an idyll. As well as it being the perfect spot for discovering the battlefields, it was also the perfect spot to soak up the ambience of such a beautiful country. The accommodation was wonderful: the beds were very comfortable, (even had electric blankets to keep you warm)...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a brilliant review. We hope that you will return again to visit us again soon.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2015

On our travels through SA, we wanted to visit the zulu battlefields, and were not disappointed with Rorke's Drift Lodge. They supplied everything and more than you needed if you wanted to braai and had the most amazing cook\chef if you didn't. Our family traveled 2800km around Africa and we all agreed that the food we had here was the...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. We are indeed pleased that you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to having you back to visit us again someday.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This is the perfect spot to stay for a tour of the zulu battlefields, situated right on the bank of the buffalo river, your host Charles is an absolute wealth of knowledge with regard to the Anglo zulu war. Not a 5 star establishment but you are made very welcome there and it is very comfortable. We stayed in early...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jolliejohn, Thank you for posting this review, however we should point out that you must have stayed at Rorke's Drift Hotel and not with us. We suggest that you remove this review from our profile and put it onto theirs!

Reviewed 29 June 2015

We really enjoyed the two nights spent at the lodge. The accommodation and service were very good and reasonable, a good place to see the battlefields of Isandwala and Rorke's Drift and more if you have more time to spare. Nice walks on the property, up the mountain with amazing rock formations, or down into the donga. The few km...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Lots of extra information for prospective guests. And lots to do for at least a 3 night stay. We look forward to hosting you again sometime.

Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Wanting to visit the battlefields led us to Rorkes Drift lodge, lucky for us. From the drive on the lodge track to the accommodation itself was awesome. Our rooms were different, but quirky - which added to our experience. Certainly to be recommended.

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. We are also pleased you were led to Rorke's Drift Lodge. Hopefully your travels will take you down the same path again someday.

Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Our 2 night stop at Rorke's Drift Lodge was taken as part of a wider KZN trip. The lodge is ideally situated for visits to both the Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift battlefields. Our hire car was a Toyota Avanza and taking it steady this coped perfectly well with the drive up to the lodge. We stayed in the Kune family...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very comprehensive review of our little bit of heaven. The more information our guests can access, the better. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our food! Safe travels on your next adventure.

Reviewed 20 May 2015

Great place to spend a few days to relax and catch up on the local history. Lots to do, the scenery is amazing and the hotel staff were really friendly and helpful. The track into the lodge was no problem for my Ford fiesta.

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. With all the things written and said about our famous road we are so pleased that you highlighted the fact that the Ford Fiesta that you travelled with made it up here without any problems. Good info for those wanting to visit us. Safe travels on your next adventure.

Eshowe, South Africa
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Spent two nights at Rorkes Drift Lodeg as guidre accompening two New Zealanders who had won trip to S.A. Was impressed with property.The peaceful,natural surroundings had a "feeling of remotness"which had the visitors commenting on being in "The Wilds of Africa" Stay was Self Catering so am not able to comment on Resturants etc.Did have Lunch Packs for day trips...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We like to keep things real here so we are a bit distressed that your vetkoek was a bit hard. However, we have addressed the problem and guests should not have the same experience. Our apologies that you were the one to experience this. However, we hope that staying with us and enjoying our stunning...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rorke's Drift Lodge is perched above the Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana Battlefields where the mighty Zulu nation and British Empire came to blows in 1879. The Lodge caters to the historical enthusiast looking to immerse themselves in poignant tales of yesteryear. World class guided tours coupled with friendly South African hospitality,superb food and a taste of the African Bush make this an experience to remember forever. We also offer horseriding on the property and can arrange for hunting and bass fishing expeditions in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rorke's Drift Lodge

Address: off the P195, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: $111 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rorke's Drift Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“This is not a Hotel. It is primarily self-catering although we pre-ordered our food which is a great option to offer.”
 of 5 bubbles Debohn88, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Read the information pack that the owners provide - it is very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles Psmith50, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All units are good but we liked the unit on the west side the most.”
 of 5 bubbles BruceA457, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you don't need to be in the family unit ask for one with views down over the battlefields.”
 of 5 bubbles MelissaA_7, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Do not book Kubili if you are over 50 years old and unfit.”
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 of 5 bubbles wildfirejc, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
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