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About Isandlwana Lodge

Isandlwana Lodge is an upmarket facility built on the Nyoni Rock below where the Zulu commander stood during the Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January, 1879. It is built of native stone with a thatched roof and offers 12 bedrooms, all en-suite, with private balconies.

Isandlwana Lodge is within easy reach of some of South Africa's major game reserves and it is an easy driving distance from Rorke's Drift and Anglo Boer sites as well. Rob Gerrard, FRGS, resident historian at Isandlwana Lodge, takes guests on tours of the battlefields where he makes history come alive.

The bedrooms and the main level of the lodge provide unsurpassed views of Isandlwana Mountain, the charming cultural village below and the mountain ranges in the distance. Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift are flagship tours. Other Anglo Zulu and Anglo Boer tours require prior arrangement.

The décor is a mixture of ethnic and traditional styles. The rooms are attractive with furniture made of African woods and fabrics that are hand-painted or silk-screened. The over-all theme is in keeping with the natural look of the Zulu Village of which the Lodge is a part.

In addition to Anglo Zulu and Anglo Boer battlefield tours, the Lodge offers photographic safaris, walking- and horse- trails and cultural experiences. To visit Isandlwana Lodge is to step back into the vibrant history of the area and a sure to please place to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of one of the most beautiful areas in KwaZulu Natal.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 24 hours
  • Type: Safari
  • Sleeps: 24
  • Check-in: 14:00
    Check-out: 10:00
  • Reviews: 5 Reviews


  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Vitality Collection

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans


  • Portfolio Collection
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  • Standard Twin or Double Standard Twin or Double Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 10 The standard rooms with a private balcony over looking Isandlwana Battlefield with a sweeping view of the entire plain.... see more
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      • Deluxe Deluxe Sleeps 2 Includes: All Meals Rooms / Units: 2 The deluxe room has picture windows. With a private balcony over looking Isandlwana Battlefield with a sweeping view... see more
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          Reviews for Isandlwana Lodge

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          Mzwandile Themba
          18 May 2015

          We had a lovely stay. This is a place we would make use of again and recommend to others.

          Brian Wagstaff, United Kingdom
          30 January 2011

          We had two wonderful nights here and it truly lived up to our expectations in every way. Stunning location, beautiful rooms and excellent service. Battlefields tours should not be missed.

          Graeme Hall, South Africa
          03 October 2009

          Just a bit of feed back-I would recommend this place for anybody interested in the History of the Anglo-Zulu war.The tour was fantastic(given by Rob Gerrard).Hotel staff were very polite.Food was wonderful.Andre,the hotel manager was very helpful and friendly.I ran out of camera batteries and he gave me some of his own-well ,thats good service.

          julia Cross, United Kingdom
          03 October 2006

          We were in Africa for one month and this was one of highlights. What a fabulous place to stay.

          31 August 2005

          Great place to stay - Rob was brilliant as was Dalton.Food could be better.

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          Isandlwana Lodge is 51.8km from the centre of Dundee , the nearest airport 85.3km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling