Fugitive's Drift

  • 2 accommodation options

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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Conservation story

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.

Fugitive's Drift
accommodation options

Browse through Fugitive's Drift's accommodation options.

  • Fugitive's Guest House

    Previously, the guest house was the home of Johan Potgieter and his family – kno…

    from R 2900 / Per person per night sharing

  • Fugitive's Lodge

    The Lodge is the most luxurious of all of the accommodation options; each of the…

    from R 6500 / Per person per night sharing


  • Fabulous!

    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

    James Scott

    24 January 2022

From R 2900.00 / per person per night sharing

SADC resident rate from R 2400.00 /pppn

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How to get there

  • King Shaka International Airport Durban

    Fugitives' Drift Lodge, Rorke's Drift

    4 hrs

  • Check in at Fugitive's Drift

    14:00 on day of arrival

  • Check out at Fugitive's Drift

    10:00 on day of departure