The Rattray family, pioneers of Heritage Tourism in South Africa, offer visitors an opportunity to experience the extraordinary saga of the Anglo Zulu War. The Lodge and Guest House are set within the 2000 hectare Fugitives’ Drift Game Reserve, which overlooks the battlefield of Isandlwana and is home to giraffe, plains game and numerous birds. The Lodge houses a veritable museum of memorabilia, artefacts and relics. In a stunning setting overlooking Isandlwana and the Buffalo River, the spacious new Harford Library provides a contemporary venue for lunch, parties or simply to relax. Both the Lodge and Guest House have extremely comfortable and spacious cottages, each with a verandah. Both have swimming pools; the pool at the Lodge is surrounded by tranquil indigenous gardens. Friendly, personal service and good food create a relaxed atmosphere. The 15-mile river frontage on the Buffalo River Gorge also includes the graves of Lieutenants Melvill VC and Coghill VC who lost their lives saving the Queen’s Colour. Fugitives’ Drift is a Natural Heritage Site and offers game viewing, walks, horse rides and fly-fishing. World-renowned battlefield tours are conducted daily to Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana.
FUGITIVES DRIFT LODGE
8 luxury suites, a cottage and guest house are decorated in a classic, colonial style. Accommodation is spacious and light, each suite featuring a private verandah with vistas over the plains below. The lodge’s central areas boast a collection of memorabilia from the Zulu War, and the Hartford Library, dining room and viewing decks are wonderful spaces to socialise and absorb the ambiance. In between fascinating battle tours, soak in the pool, appreciating the silence and beauty of the location.
FUGITIVES DRIFT GUESTHOUSE
Offering intimacy and personal service, the Guest House consists of 6 luxury suites, decorated in a classic, colonial style. Accommodation is spacious and light, each suite featuring private verandahs and extensive wilderness views. The central areas boast the original verandahs, an outside dining area and cosy lounge surrounded by memorabilia. The inviting pool gazes out over indigenous bush and, in the distance, Isandlwana. Socialise around a camp fire, under the African skies, sipping pre-dinner drinks, before sampling the superb meals served in hospitable style.