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Clients Feedback - Fugitives Drift
Was fantastic. Would recommend
to anyone interested in history.
Thanks and warm regards
Everything exceeded anything we expected. The accommodation in the cottage was super and we were thrilled to each have our own bedroom, except if I may suggest that at the steps going up to the two bedrooms that they install a handrail to steady one up and down those two big steps. Rob’s tours were wonderful and the energy and enthusiasm that he puts into them is quite superb. Louise (SA)
Fugitives Drift Lodge is seeped in
the history of bloody battles between the British and the Zulu. Overlooking
the Battlefield of Isandlwana, the 2,500 hectare reserve is 8km from Rorke’s
Drift on the Buffalo River in KwaZulu Natal. 17km of river frontage include the
famous site of Fugitives’ Drift, where Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill lost
their lives in 1879 trying to save the Queen’s Colour of their regiment,
winning the first two posthumous Victoria Crosses in history.
Fugitives Drift - Accommodation
Lodge, near Rorke’s Drift, is situated on the site of the original Rattray
homestead where David’s parents came for their holidays and here the seeds
of this unique operation took root in those early years. The Lodge is the
original establishment, built by David and Nicky Rattray in 1989 and houses
the majority of the memorabilia in the central lounge and dinning room area.
Spacious luxury en suite rooms each have a private veranda.
A feature of the Lodge is the beautiful shady well established garden,
home to innumerable birds and the most spectacular large swimming pool
situated on a secluded spur on the lip of the Buffalo River Gorge.
Drift - The Guest House
to see this famous memorial and the gorge where the Victoria
Crosses were won. There is no
charge for this tour. Many guests
like to incorporate a visit to this site and the river as a horse ride.
The Buffalo Gorge is a Natural Heritage Site where spectacular walks can be enjoyed.
Horse riding ( for beginners and experienced riders)
Diverse and abundant wildlife includes giraffe, zebra, kudu, hartebeest and a host of smaller antelope, as well as 275 recorded bird species
tours to Mangeni Falls and
can also be arranged at an additional fee at Fugitives' Drift
Fugitives Drift Lodge - Rorkes Drift - Battlefields accommodation - KwaZulu-Natal - South Africa