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Fugitive's Drift Lodge and Guest House

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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We spent 3 wonderful nights at the guest house at fugitives drift and I can't recommend it highly enough. I was unsure of how much I really wanted to know about the Zulu wars but within no time at all we were hooked ! The Rattray family (Andrew and Doug ) told us the moving and emotional stories of Isanguana...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful accommodation , service excellence . The knowledge of the guides on the historical tour was phenomenal . The whole experience blows you away . Highly recommended and could not fault anything

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Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The magical story telling of Alistair (Rorke's Drift) and Douglas (Isandlwana) from Fugitive's Drift Lodge, made these two great tales come to life before us. Their attention to detail was amazing. The Lodge was also amazing, with beautiful rooms, fantastic food and staff and all in a wonderful setting. Even got to see baby giraffes in their game area.

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Thank beverleydolman
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rattray family are in a league of their own. Victorian history is a strong interest of mine but not my wife. Even she, however, was reduced to tears by Andrew Rattray's description of Rorke's Drift. Furthermore there is no triumphalism here. The story of the battle of Isandlwana is about the victory of the Zulus not the heroic defeat...

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Thank MDH19VS
London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not easy to find, especially as Google take you to a closed side entrance. The accommodation is within a 500-acre estate that has been stocked with giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, blesbok, impala and kudu – it’s delightful to see the animals roaming freely upon arrival. The accommodation is dark and has the feel of the 1950s or 1960s however South African...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

We finished our 3-week holiday in South Africa with a 3-night stay at Fugitive's Drift, an absolutely wonderful conclusion to a trip full of highlights. We booked the Guest House but found we'd been upgraded on arrival to the Lodge. Both places are beautiful and are set in stunning landscape. Giraffe, zebra, and all sorts of antelope species wander through...

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aberdeen, scotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recent erosion made the trip in from Dundee interesting. Two nights of intense electrical storms provided the entertainment but our memories will stay with the talks given by Douglas and Andrew Rattray, fascinating and emotional. We had room 6 at the guest house which is in close proximity to the original farmhouse dining room. First time I've appreciated an electric...

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Thank patbarron
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first went to Fugitives Drift Lodhe in 2003 and the experience left a lasting impression. Since then I have recommended many friends to go there to learn more about the evolution of the people of South Africa. Whilst the tours concentrate on the battles at Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift one gets drawn in to the history of the Zulu...

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say? We've never visited a place where you are made to feel so welcome. Meals are served as part of the family at a dinner party. We went on one walk and two battlefields tours. Perfect! We sat under a tree drinking water and eating flapjack whilst our guide brought to life the Zulu wars. Would recommend...

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Thank Karen594
Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed. Yes, there is the unforgettable story of Rorke's Drift & Isandlwana, which in itself is worth the trip. But you get a picture of life in the country whilst getting there and the ability just to wander around the reserve....and get within feet of the giraffe, zebra and other wildlife. The Lodge team, both the Rattray...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fugitives' Drift Lodge, established by David and Nicky Rattray 26 years ago, now run by Nicky and her sons Andrew and Douglas, has become world famous for the passionate stories, delivered by our resident lecturers, given on the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War. Our flagship tours, conducted daily, are to the battlefields of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana. The Lodge and Guest House both feature luxury accommodation with pools, horse riding and fantastic game walks through this remarkable terrain. ... more   less 

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Address: Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: $302 - $562 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Rooms overlooking the game reserve are fabulous”
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