Location: Rorke's Drift, Kwazulu Natal
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Fugitives Drift Lodge overlooks the battle grounds of Oskarberg at Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana, both famous in the English speaking world for the Zulu Wars of 1879. It is without doubt a privilege experiencing this award winning luxury destination, and the battlefields of the region. 
Fugitives Drift Lodge River b

Fugitives Drift Lodge River

Fugitives Drift Lodge Sitting Room

Fugitives Drift Lodge Sitting Room

About Fugitives Drift Lodge

Fugitives Drift Lodge is a 3 hour drive from King Shaka International Airport (Durban), through the picturesque countryside of Kwa-Zulu Natal. If driving 3 hours from Durban is not your scene, then why not ask us to book a light aircraft transfer to Dundee Airport, where on arrival a representative of Fugitives Drift will meet you and transfer you a short distance by road to the hotel.

Accommodation at Fugitives Drift Lodge

Accommodation is at either Fugitives Drift Lodge, or Fugitives Drift Guest House:

The Lodge:  Spacious, luxury en-suite cottages with spectacular views over the plains along the Buffalo River Gorge. There is also a Cottage at the Lodge which has two en-suite bedrooms and a lounge; perfect for a family.

The Guest House:  The Guest House cottages have large en-suite bedrooms, all individually decorated and with lovely views over the reserve and battlefields.

Both the Lodge and the Guest House have large swimming pools surrounded by well established gardens and a prolific bird life.

Fugitives Drift Lodge Suite b

Fugitives Drift Lodge Suite

Fugitives Drift Lodge Pool b

Fugitives Drift Lodge Pool

Fugitives Drift Lodge Activities

  • Battlefield Tours with the finest guides in South Africa
  • Battlefield Tours for kids
  • Visit Mangeni Falls where Lord Chelmsford found himself at the time of the battle of Isandlawana
  • Visit Masondo, the crack in the Buffalo River where the Zulu’s crossed on their way to Rorke’s Drift. Tours available by Landrover or horseback.
  • Tour to Blood River where the Prince Imperial of France was killed by the Zulu’s.
  • Specialist tours to the Anglo-Zulu battlefields of Hlobane, Khambula and Ulundi – to be booked in advance.
  • Walks, fishing and horseriding
  • Mountain biking through the reserve where you will spot giraffe, zebra, blesbok, wildebeest and more..
  • Amazing photographic opportunities
  • Brilliant birding
  • Visit Rorke’s Drift Zulu cultural village
  • Join the Anglo Zulu War Historical Society to keep abreast of interesting stories in the area.
  • Excellent cuisine and wine cellar at both the Lodge and the Guest House


Greatest Africa was founded in the Greater Cape Area of South Africa, and offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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Fugitives Drift Lodge Isandlwana monument b

Fugitives Drift Lodge Isandlwana monument

Fugitives Drift Lodge Battlefield Tour

Fugitives Drift Lodge Battlefield Tour