Fugitives Drift Lodge

A comfortable country lodge located in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Battlfield

The spirit of Fugitives Drift Lodge

Set on hillside above the Buffalo River Gorge, is the beautiful Fugitives Drift Lodge. Steeped in history, this celebrated lodge is situated on the site of the original Rattray homestead — home of the renowned Battlefields storyteller David Rattray. Spacious suites include comfortable rooms, ensuite bathrooms and private verandas boasting spectacular views of the wide plains flanking the cavernous gorge. A delicious fusion of local and contemporary flavours, the superb meals are served in the elegant dining room, adorned with Zulu War memorabilia. Guests can sink into the cool depths of the sparkling swimming pool, positioned on the lip of the Buffalo River Gorge, or take a leisurely walk around the beautifully-manicured gardens. The lodge’s renowned historical tours to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift will have guests spellbound by the wonderful stories told by the knowledgeable guides. Adventures include guided walks, fly-fishing and visits to the Rorke’s Drift Arts and Crafts Centre and Talana Museum.

What we love about Fugitives Drift Lodge

  • Immerse yourself in the history of the area by joining one of the Battlefield tours, which are presented with heartfelt passion by the knowledgeable history guides.
  • If you’re intrigued by the history of the homestead, ask one of the guides and you’ll be entertained with yet another fascinating story about David Rattray’s love affair with this piece of land and its people.
  • Savour the mouth-watering meals served in the war memorabilia-filled dining room

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