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About Fugitives' Drift Guest House

Fugitives' Drift is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, during the Zulu War of 1879. It was here that David and Nicky Rattray pioneered Heritage Tourism in South Africa and created an award-winning lodge for visitors to savor this extraordinary saga.

The reserve offers a choice of accommodation in either the Lodge or the Guest House, both owned by the Rattrays and both born out of their extensive experience in the hospitality industry. Evident in every corner of Fugitives’ Drift is the Rattrays’ love of South Africa, its people and its unique history.

Both the Lodge and Guest House have spacious and luxurious en-suite cottages which all have private verandahs and broad views over the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge. The Lodge and Guest House both have swimming pools set in their colourful, well established gardens which are home to innumerable bird species.

Enjoy superb cuisine, a unique fusion of home and modern flavours, in the splendid atmosphere of a veritable museum of Anglo Zulu War memorabilia.

Led by the finest guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Walks and horserides through the reserve to view abundant game and bird life are offered as well as fishing the 20 km frontage on the Buffalo River.

Conference Venues: The Harford Library is a superb venue for a conference, board meeting or think tank. Wireless internet, projector, screen etc

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 12:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Hiking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Vitality Collection
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • 24H. Security
  • Bar/Lounge
  • House Keeping
  • Wake-Up service
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
* Please enquire for further details.

Fugitives' Drift Guest House Rooms

Reviews for Fugitives' Drift Guest House

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Nicola Vanderhoydonck
04 March 2017

We will never forget our fabulous trip to Fugitives Drift. The lodge was luxurious, making us feel like king and queen. The game park teeming with giraffes and buck. The tours brought me to tears, they were told with such passion. A definate must for anybody who appreciates nature and history.

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Fugitives' Drift Guest House is 0.5km from the centre of Rorkes Drift , the nearest airport 100km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling