Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill, 24th Regiment, dying to save the Queen's colours - Battle of Isandlwana

Delve into historical tales of heroism and drama

Fugitives’ Drift tour

The essence of a Fugitives’ Drift tour

An absolute must for history fanatics, the tour to Fugitives’ Drift unveils an incredible tale of valour and loyalty. A National Heritage Site, Fugitives’ Drift was the site of a bloody battle during the Anglo-Zulu war. Here, delve into the story of officers Melvill and Coghill, who earned the Victoria Cross for their brave efforts to save the Queen’s Colours from the mighty Zulu warriors. Fugitives’ Drift overlooks both the Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift battlefields, which hold equally enthralling tales of their own. Regaled by an expert raconteur, your tour will fully immerse you in the drama that unfolded at this notable site, reliving the arduous steps these officers took until their fateful demise.

Tours can be tailored to adults and children alike, offering budding historians the opportunity to learn about the fascinating heritage of Fugitives’ Drift in an engaging and thought-provoking way. In addition to the captivating history of the region, Fugitives’ Drift is also renowned for its excellent wildlife that can be viewed on guided walks and horseback adventures. The 5000 hectare reserve is home to excellent accommodation options – most notably that of Fugitives’ Drift Lodge, owned by celebrated historian and world-renowned tour guide David Rattray.

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