Fugitives Drift

Hotel | KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields | South Africa Fugitives Drift Lodge offers luxury accommodation in spacious freestanding cottages set in a beautiful established garden with splendid views of the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge. The lodge is located on an estate of 5,000 acres with riverfrontage on the Buffalo River.

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The estate offers game viewing, bird watching, and horse riding. The primary activities, however, are the daily tours to the famous battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War, led by some of the most knowledgeable guides on the subject.

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Highlights & What to Expect

  • Anglo Zulu war Battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.
  • Fugitives Drift.
  • Blood River.
  • The Prince Imperial Site.
  • Mangeni Falls.
  • Hiking and Mountain Biking.
  • Birding.
  • Talana Museum.

Location & Setting

It is located near the town of Dundee in the KwaZulu-Natal area, famous for its battlefields. The lodge is on a 5000-acre private reserve where several game species can be viewed. It is five and a quarter hours from Johannesburg and just over four hours from Durban.


The lodge is situated on the site of the original Rattray family homestead. Each of the ten cottages has an en suite bathroom with an indoor and outdoor shower and a private verandah – ideal for enjoying sundowners at the end of a long day exploring. The rooms are spacious and luxurious, with decorations depicting the history and traditions of this region of South Africa.


Fugitives Drift Lodge is an ideal destination for those seeking to combine relaxation in pristine natural beauty with exploring the rich history and battlefields of this region of South Africa in the company of highly knowledgeable guides. A library with many historical books is sometimes the venue for lunches. The museum on the lodge grounds houses original artifacts, pictures, and newspaper cuttings related to the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.






Swimming Pool







Bird Watching

Mountain Biking

Battlefield Tours

Culture Tours