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Fugitive's Drift

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| KwaZulu Natal, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
+27 34 642 1843
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History brought to life

The battle site is well laid out, with cairns of white stones marking the graves of the British... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stirling, United Kingdom
Bucket list trip

Great piece of history and a must visit site if you are in this part of the world , recommend to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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| KwaZulu Natal, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
+27 34 642 1843
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The battle site is well laid out, with cairns of white stones marking the graves of the British dead. We had a professional guide from Fugitives Drift Lodge, who brilliantly explained all aspects of the battle.

Thank Bullycayman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great piece of history and a must visit site if you are in this part of the world , recommend to take a guide so that the surrounding area and hillside can be explained in more detail in regards to the battle.

Thank pauldavies22017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fugitives Drift. What can one say! Everything we expected it to be and much much more. A wonderful, unforgettable experience. Presentation, guides, accommodation, staff. All top class. We could go on and on. Suffice to say, not a dry eye on the tours. A must...More

Thank janljefferson
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

It is impossible to describe nor rely on photos to understand the beauty of this place. Raw African bush descending into a stunning full flowing river and steeped in one of the most incredible escape stories in a desperate attempt to save the British Flag...More

Thank NauticalVoyager
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Very informative and interesting Would very definitely recommend this to anyone interested in Zulu wars and others

Thank Lindseylunn
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A very moving visit to Fugitives' Drift where the few survivors of the battle at Isandlwana crossed the Buffalo River to escape the perusing Zulu Warriors. The memorial to Lieutenants Melville and Coghill is very moving

Thank Malrantoo
Reviewed 8 April 2017

we where here 26/27 march 2017 the battlefield guides are are so knowledgeable we sat(in the shade) spellbound on both tours .the hospitality and the food was exceptional the drive from durban was quite long,but we had a mid point stop Granny Mouse hotel which...More

Thank sept1946
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Go stay at the Fugitives Drift Lodge and take the 3 tours. You will not regret it, but you need to stay 3 nights to get the best out of it.

Thank nandvdevon
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This strip of river is actually on site of the Fugitive's Drift Lodge and Hotel. A guide from the office will take you and relay this amazing story. A must to visit.

Thank Laraine M
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

See it , do it and learn from it . The bravery of both sides is unbelievable . The heroics of the men with so many VC's won on that day is unfathomable

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31 August 2016|
Response from smrgeog | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest comfortable walking shoes (no sandals or flipflops). In terms of clothing, long trousers are my personal preference if you're walking on trails but shorts should be fine.