Fugitive's Drift

Fugitie's Drift, a private game reserve and a Natural Heritage Site, facing the famous battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

The bottom part of the Lodge’s garden faces a huge flat land , often full of wildlife, which drops off unexpectedly into the Buffalo River Gorge to the site where Lts. Melville and Coghill were assassinated 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 beautiful place only a 15 minutes’ walk from both the Lodge and the Guest House.

Fugitieve's Drift is an award winning getaway destination and a great place for people to learn about the history of the battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorker's Drift in KZN. Led by some of the wonderful guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.

Accommodation options at Fugitive's Drift

  • Fugitive's Guest House

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    cPreviously, the guest house was the home of Johan Potgieter and his family – known as one of the great storytellers of this area. The house is now a beautiful …


    from R 3835 / Per person per night sharing

    R2493 Low Season

  • Fugitive's Lodge

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    Fugitive's Lodge is the most stylish and elegant accommodation at Fugitive's Drift. The lodge has ten big rooms with ensuite bathrooms as well as indoor and ou…


    from R 8596 / Per person per night sharing

    R5588 Low Season


What's included

The Rates Include:

All meals, teas & coffees, Graves Walking Tour & Unguided walks on Fugitives Drift Game Reserve

The Rates Excludes:

All Battlefield Tours, drinks, Community & Conservation Levy, Child minding, Laundry, Gratuities and curio shop purchases


How to get there

  • 4 hrs

    King Shaka International Airport Durban

  • Fugitive's Drift

    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

R 3,835
/ per person per night sharing

R2493.00 Low Season

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  • 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

    Conservio.com review

    James Scott

Fugitive's Drift impact highlights

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.