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Fugitive's Drift Lodge and Guest House

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Lancashire, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our experience and stay at the guest house but I have to say the rooms are at best functional, tired and can be cold. The rest of the place, the main lodge for dining, the whole reserve and the Rourke's Drift experience are well worth the stay. The owner, Doug and all the staff, including the volunteer... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Fugitives Drift is set in its own game reserve which we shared with Giraffe, Zebra antelope and lots of birds. We stayed in the guest house, more basic accommodation, clean, comfortable and everything worked, the food is very good and hospitality truly excellent. The Islandawana and Rorkes Drift battlefields tours are superb, the story told with enthusiasm and passion, the... More 

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Thank David S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a stay at the Fugitives Drift Guest lodge primarily for my husband's benefit...a veritable history buff...never thinking I would also be transformed by the experience. But the guest house staff and tour guides are all SO steeped in history that their passion is absolutely contagious. We stayed in the guest house, not the lodge, so it was a... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We met a group of couples at Fugitives Drift Lodge, hosted by Andrew and Douglas Rattray and staff. Very enjoyable weekend and history lessons and story courtesy of Rob Caskie, master story teller. First time for us to go to Zululand, who knew such rich history was kept so alive and so important for South Africa and British Military archives?

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

A big thank you to all the staff one and all at fugitives drift lodge for providing first class accommodation and food and the most detailed information about the battle at iswanlander (hope I have not done injustice by spelling wrong) and the battle of rourkes drift, this was truly the best experience and only way to hear not only... More 

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Fugitives Drift is more than a wonderfull place to stay. The Rattrays story telling creates a very clear picture of the two battles and the Loss of the regimental queen'sandlwana colors and are all emaotional. The hotel side of things is extremely getting evryone together for meals. Beware all the drinks are extras which surpised every one, including us, at... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

We already had very high expectations of Fugitives Drift and they were exceeded by a mile. The warmth of our welcome, the accommodation, the lovely food and being joined at meal times by family etc made it feel as if we were invited to a lovely lunch or supper party with friends. Words cannot adequately describe the tours of Isandlwana... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I don't know what I can add here which hasn't already been said. Andrew and the team put together an incredibly moving tour of Rorke's Drift, so muxh so that we ended up staying the next morning for the Isandlwana visit the next day, expertly delivered by Mpiwa (sp?) Rooms immaculately presented, my only regret os that we only had... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The Lodge is simply beautiful. We arrived in the middle of the night with Alistair and Grace and the team waiting on us with dinner. We had amazing rooms and with Grace's alarm calls with coffee it was a wee slice of heaven. Alistair's tours are superb. Informative, entertaining and moving all in one. Hooky was a legend!!!! Thank you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

One of the true highlights of our African adventure. Much to our relief, the gravel access roads were easy to navigate in a normal car.The Umzinyathi Farmhouse was exceptional - worth every cent. It was perfectly set up for self catering, beautifully furnished, incredibly comfortable & Margaret looked after us like we were family. Our only regret was that we... More 

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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: $196 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“If you can afford the lodge, go for it! Otherwise, the guest house is still worth a trip.”
 of 5 bubbles Y3999QWnancyw, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are suoerb”
 of 5 bubbles Geoff485, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Farmhouse is unbeatable, but you will need a car to access the main lodge”
 of 5 bubbles BushBaby181, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The three day tour is a better option than the two day tour”
 of 5 bubbles JanineS517, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms beautifully presented”
 of 5 bubbles Toaster803, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
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