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Fugitie's Drift, a private game reserve and a registered Natural Heritage Site, facing the famous battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift in KwaZulu Natal South Africa.
On the skyline, north-west of the Lodge, the Oscarberg mountain at Rorke’s Drift is a commanding feature. The lower part of the Lodge’s garden overlooks a plain, often teeming with wildlife, which drops off abruptly into the Buffalo River Gorge to the site where Lts. Melville and Coghill were killed trying to save the Queen’s Colour of their famous regiment. They earned the first posthumous Victoria Crosses in history and are buried in a spectacular setting only a 15 minutes’ walk from both the Lodge and the Guest House.
It was here that David and Nicky Rattray pioneered heritage tourism in South Africa and created an award-winning destination for visitors to savour this extraordinary saga. Led by some of the finest guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
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Social responsibility is very important at Fugitive’s Drift Lodge and the David Rattray Foundation support from the lodge focuses on developing the local infrastructure and contributing towards children’s education in the community. KHULA Education was started to increase the support given to schools in the community, further developing the quality of education for the children from their pre-school years through to graduation.
This place really is special, regrettably only had one night, wished had been able to stay longer. Beautiful accommodation and gardens, so much effort has gone into the design. Staff delightful and food high quality. Really enjoyed our 2 battlefield tours but left little time to soak up the ambience at the lodge, a repeat visit is needed
SADC resident rate from R 2400.00 /pppn
How to get there
King Shaka International Airport Durban
Fugitives' Drift Lodge, Rorke's Drift
Check in at Fugitive's Drift
14:00 on day of arrival
Check out at Fugitive's Drift
10:00 on day of departure