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Isandlwana Lodge

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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San Valentino di Brentonico, Italy
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights on a self-drive tour from Durban, with the visit to the Zulu battlefields being the highlight of our trip and we were not let down. The drive to Isandlwana is an experience, 9km of dirt road, but it is worth it! The welcome from Shane and his team was warm and friendly and our...

Thank lazygirl78
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a place unlike any other. It sparks the imagination and inspires one to learn more. I visited Isandlwana twice in the span of three months with two different groups of friends and thoroughly enjoyed each trip. The hotel's stunning location as it overlooks the battlefields makes for truly magnificent experience. If you have any interest at all in...

Thank Ducimus
Reviewed 22 August 2015

we had a very interesting trip to the battlefields with great story teller, Dalton who was standing in for Rob Gerrard. He is a bit difficult to understand and could do with a few props but it was interesting. The rooms are great but the food was a little disappointing (breakfast was the best, dinner unimaginative). The bar service is...

Thank kadJhb
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2015

If you are doing a battlefields tour then we can thoroughly recommend Isandlwana Lodge. The location is stunning and the rooms and amenities excellent. All the staff are super friendly, great food and you really feel looked after. The resident historians Rob and Dalton are amazing. We were lucky to have Dalton do both Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift with us...

Thank Michael C
Cape Town
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We had the most unforgettable stay at this very special place. Its location is unique - hewn into the cliff face and facing the battlefield. The rooms are amazing and they each have the most incredible view. We loved the hot water bottles that were placed in our bed each night! The food was really great for a lodge that...

Thank Michelle D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2015

We enjoyed 3 nights at the Lodge and were so sorry to leave. Unusually, I think, we did not choose the Lodge because of its Anglo-Zulu wars connection - we just wanted to stay somewhere in the area as we travelled to the Imfolozi game park at the coast. With three children, we didn't plan on taking any of the...

1Thank fishface4
Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Weekend spent touring the battlefields and the lodge was simply phenomenal. Staff were professional eager to please and very friendly. Bongi our server the last night was so wonderfully engaging and really went out of her way to interact. The view is one that cannot be missed as it overlooks the battlefield completely and cannot be matched. It is a...

1Thank Larry E
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2015

How wonderful to sit just above the battlefield and let your imagination see this dramatic event. Shane was such a perfect host and Paul our guide was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the Zulu/Boer wars but it seems that there is little of the history of the last 200 years that he is not very well informed about. He is...

Thank travellover988
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We stayed at the Lodge for 2 nights in March 2015 and it really is simply the best. We went to visit the battlefield sites and found it an excellent choice for our visit. Perched on the hillside overlooking Isandlwana, the Lodge is beautifully appointed. We stayed in the Cetshwayo Room, which had splendid views over Islandlwana and believe all...

Thank LawrenceHarrogate
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2015

For history buffs regarding the Anglo Zulu War of 1879 this establishment cannot be surpassed . From the sensational views of the Battlefield , to the excellently presented staff , and the wonderfully passionate live in Guide , ( Rob ) , are only surpassed by the 5 star food service , which is a magnificent effort , considering in...

1Thank Gary R

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. The Lodge is carved into the iNyoni rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879. Enjoy unparalleled views from the crisp early light of a sparkling Zulu dawn to the splendor of the African sunset. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Isandlwana Lodge

Address: Portion 20 of Reserve No: 18 No:15838 | Nqutu, Isandlwana 3005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Isandlwana
Price Range: $579 - $749 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Isandlwana Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All rooms are on the same row, facing towards the battlefield. Great views from all!”
  • Each room has its own private balcony with a perfect view.
  • A haunting mist clung over the battlefield on our first morning.
JamesMBoise_Idaho, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Since all rooms face battlefield and are of a uniformly high standard it seems irrelevant to recommend a particular room.”
martinl296, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All have stunning views of the battlefield.”
marvelmartin, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good.”
Z9146QQalanl, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a great view of the battlefields”
heatherdeverson, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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