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Reviewed 30 June 2015

We really enjoyed the two nights spent at the lodge. The accommodation and service were very good and reasonable, a good place to see the battlefields of Isandwala and Rorke's Drift and more if you have more time to spare. Nice walks on the property, up the mountain with amazing rock formations, or down into the donga. The few km...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. Lots of extra information for prospective guests. And lots to do for at least a 3 night stay. We look forward to hosting you again sometime.

Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Wanting to visit the battlefields led us to Rorkes Drift lodge, lucky for us. From the drive on the lodge track to the accommodation itself was awesome. Our rooms were different, but quirky - which added to our experience. Certainly to be recommended.

Thank John C
Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. We are also pleased you were led to Rorke's Drift Lodge. Hopefully your travels will take you down the same path again someday.

Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Our 2 night stop at Rorke's Drift Lodge was taken as part of a wider KZN trip. The lodge is ideally situated for visits to both the Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift battlefields. Our hire car was a Toyota Avanza and taking it steady this coped perfectly well with the drive up to the lodge. We stayed in the Kune family...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your very comprehensive review of our little bit of heaven. The more information our guests can access, the better. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and our food! Safe travels on your next adventure.

Reviewed 20 May 2015

Great place to spend a few days to relax and catch up on the local history. Lots to do, the scenery is amazing and the hotel staff were really friendly and helpful. The track into the lodge was no problem for my Ford fiesta.

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. With all the things written and said about our famous road we are so pleased that you highlighted the fact that the Ford Fiesta that you travelled with made it up here without any problems. Good info for those wanting to visit us. Safe travels on your next adventure.

Eshowe, South Africa
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Spent two nights at Rorkes Drift Lodeg as guidre accompening two New Zealanders who had won trip to S.A. Was impressed with property.The peaceful,natural surroundings had a "feeling of remotness"which had the visitors commenting on being in "The Wilds of Africa" Stay was Self Catering so am not able to comment on Resturants etc.Did have Lunch Packs for day trips...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We like to keep things real here so we are a bit distressed that your vetkoek was a bit hard. However, we have addressed the problem and guests should not have the same experience. Our apologies that you were the one to experience this. However, we hope that staying with us and enjoying our stunning...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is a Wonderful Lodge, in a Wonderful location, I'm loathe to let the rest of the World know about this place... The owners and staff were fantastic, they were beyond helpful, along with their incredible knowledge about the battle sites, our trip was made memorable by a personal guided tour with the owner. I gladly recommend Rorke's Drift Lodge....

Thank Mark F
Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review and for pointing out that the secret lies in reading all the literature we provide. We always endeavour to give as much information to our guests as possible in order that they can enjoy not only the tours but our wonderful pristine area too. And in the days of information overload we hope that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Climbing up the mountain in the car was an exciting experience. The accommodation and facilities were exceptional. Breakfast and dinner were served in style in our dining room. Views from rooms overlooking the historic valley below stunning -one could see the Battlefields vista and countryside from the apartment. Christine was a marvellous hostess and we would go back again.

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. It was a pleasure having you visit us.

Reviewed 13 April 2015

We stayed in the Kubili unit - nice, clean and very enjoyable. Well equipped kitchen and BBQ facilities, lovely view and nice to see horses as well as some small game (duiker & kudu) on the farm. The roads in and around which give access are dirt roads, so don't plan on doing too much travelling when you get here...close...

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Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. And thank you for highlighting the road conditions. However, we must add that if you come in a vehicle that has good clearance driving around is not a chore at all. In fact, we have some guests who come here specifically to drive on our roads as they find it quite exciting.

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 9 April 2015

We stayed with friends 2 nights at Rorke's Drift Lodge and it was great! The "road" to the lodge was a real experience, luckely our friend had a good car for this kind of roads. But when we arrived and take our first glass of wine the view was beautiful. The dinners at night where great and our trip to...

Thank Jan Willem V
Rorke's L, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. And for highlighting the fact that there is another battlefield for our guests to visit besides Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana. Our views over the Zululand plains are a great attraction and we are so pleased when our guests can enjoy them as much as we do. Safe travels on your next adventure.

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

We travelled down via Swaziland (from Kruger National Park) soaking up the countryside thru Piet Retief and Vryheid. We were advised not to rely on the Sat Nav for the route near Dundee to Rorkes Drift - so a brief call and precise directions got us to the Lodge just as the sun was setting. The 4x4 ensured a trouble...

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Rorke's Drift Lodge is perched above the Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana Battlefields where the mighty Zulu nation and British Empire came to blows in 1879. The Lodge caters to the historical enthusiast looking to immerse themselves in poignant tales of yesteryear. World class guided tours coupled with friendly South African hospitality,superb food and a taste of the African Bush make this an experience to remember forever. We also offer horseriding on the property and can arrange for hunting and bass fishing expeditions in the area. ... more   less 

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Address: off the P195, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: $90 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Read the information pack that the owners provide - it is very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles Psmith50, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All units are good but we liked the unit on the west side the most.”
 of 5 bubbles BruceA457, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you don't need to be in the family unit ask for one with views down over the battlefields.”
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“Unit 2 has quite a lot of stairs - not great for old knees!”
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