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Fugitive's Drift

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Reviewed 5 November 2018

Few places make the hair stand - merely by standing on the field of battle - with only the wind for company.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 24 October 2018

it was good to see the memorial to those who tried to save the colours and the route survivors of Isandlwana took on their way to Rourke's Drift. a nice view of the Zebra's and Giraffe can be had as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Scottkjs
Reviewed 13 October 2018

I have already reviewed this location as I visited it in August 2018. The review is under Rorke's Drift Hotel. However wandering around this beautiful but tragic location one just can't imagine the slaughter that went on here back in 1879 except for all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Geoff W
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We have all seen the film, but it does not prepare you for the experience of actually being there. A good guide is essential to get the full benefit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank X8740HWdavid
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Our 3 night stay at Fugitives Drift Lodge was exceptional! The setting of the lodge on the edge of the Buffalo River and distant views of Isandlwana, along with the friendly staff and delicious food all made for a most enjoyable time. The architecture &...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue W
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Downhill walk through part of the Rattery’s wild life sanctuary to a view point overlooking the Buffalo River where the event took place. A short uphill walk takes you too the grave site. Chance of meeting buck, zebera & giraffes. Not for those with shortness...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tony D
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Sitting on the actual battlefield and hearing the detailed story of the battle between the Zulu and British armies, blow by blow - having the locations pointed out and the direction of the advancement of the warriors; really brings an added dimension of this conflict...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Graham H
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We went on a tour with a decedents of one of the Zulu warriors and the experience was very interesting.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank PaulTorquay2014
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The grave of the brave young man who died saving the queens color, indeed the colors got lost.. it's amazing place to be you have a 89% chance to see game animals like zebra, girafe, impala etc

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank thulanik2018
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had arrived in Richards Bay, SA, by yacht and took the opportunity from some bad weather to make a trip inland to see Rorke's Drift and the Drakensburg. Bearing in mind we booking for the next day - from the moment Daisy answered the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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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.
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