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Fugitives' Drift Lodge and Guesthouse
Why we like it
- Fugitives' Drift has become world-renowned for its battlefield tours to all the Zulu War battle sites in the region, particularly the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift
- Enjoy superb cuisine, a unique fusion of home and modern flavours, in the splendid atmosphere of a veritable museum of Anglo Zulu War memorabilia
- Spacious, luxury en-suite cottages each have a private verandah affording views over the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge
- The battlefield tours are led by expert guides and exceptional storytellers that bring these historical battles to life
- Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and beautiful garden
Led by the finest guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift must not be missed.
We had no expectations, as this was a first safari for all of us. We were impressed and very comfortable.
- BM, Inverness
Thrilling battlefield lectures are delivered Andrew Rattray and Joseph Ndima. Let the history of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift unfold as the superb storytellers lead you onto the battlefields to recount the events from both the Anglo and Zulu perspectives. At Isandlwana you will learn how the Zulu's defeated the British army and how at sunset the story of Rorke's Drift unfolded to reveal why the most Victoria Crosses in one act of battle were awarded. Aside from the battlefield tours, the lodge and guesthouse provide a quiet haven to relax. Guided walks, horseback rides and fishing are all available.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
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