Fugitives Drift

Comfortable en-suite accommodation owned by the Rattray family, near Rorke's Drift in the Battlefields area.

The pool at Fugitives Drift Lodge

Fugitives Drift

Comfortable en-suite accommodation owned by the Rattray family, near Rorke's Drift in the Battlefields area.

South Africa

  • Comfortable, ensuite accommodation, all with private verandas 
  • Excellent Battlefield tours led by expert guides 
  • Walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding
  • Choice of lodge and simpler guest house 
  • Both with gardens and swimming pool

Fugitives' Drift, near Rorke's Drift, consists of the Lodge and the Guest House, both set on a hillside above the Buffalo River Gorge. The Lodge is the original homestead of the well-known Rattray family, early champions of heritage tourism in South Africa. It has 8 spacious, luxury en-suite rooms, each with a private veranda affording views of the reserve and surrounding battlefields. The Annex or Cottage provides additional accommodation comprising 2 bedrooms, both en-suite, and a lounge. The Lodge is set in beautiful, well-tended gardens, and there is a large swimming pool located near the Buffalo River. Pre-dinner drinks are often served by the fire as you enjoy the fine views.  

Fugitive's Drift Guest House, also once a family home, is neartby and has 6 large en-suite rooms, all with private verandas. Overall it is smaller and a little less luxurious than the lodge, but perfectly comfortable. Social areas include a dining room and sitting room, shaded terrace and an al freso dining area. The guest house has its own small swimming pool.

Guests at both the lodge and guest house can take guided tours of the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. You can also enjoy walks of various durations, with Zulu guides for the longer walks, plus fishing and horse riding. Mountain biking is another popular pursuite, as well as offering exercise and ther chance to enjoy the scenery, you may observe some of the plains game such as zebra, giraffe and impala. 

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Client Rating for South Africa 5/5 from 74 reviews

Good food, good company and excellent guides. We learned a lot.

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Fugitives Drift

The pool at Fugitives Drift Lodge

Comfortable en-suite accommodation owned by the Rattray family, near Rorke's Drift in the Battlefields area.

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