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Fugitives’ Drift Guest House, Battlefields (KwaZulu-Natal)

Fugitives’ Drift Guest House

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Accommodation rating: Good Standard

Set on the banks of the Buffalo river, Fugitives' Drift Guest House offers a superb base to explore the Zulu and Anglo-Boer war battlefield sites, particularly Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana. It was from here that David and Nicky Rattray pioneered Heritage Tourism in South Africa and created this award-winning lodge for visitors to savour these extraordinary sagas.

Terracotta cottages have large, en suite bedrooms that are tastefully decorated in a simple, ethnic style and all have private verandas with sweeping views of the reserve and surrounding battlefields. The Guest House boasts a sparkling pool that overlooks Isandlwana and the indigenous bushveld. Fugitive's Drift Guest House is filled with Zulu artefacts and has an interesting eclectic decor, with the original old farmhouse as the dining and entertaining area. The lodge's charming sitting room and dining room is filled with fascinating memorabilia and the original verandas have been retained. There is an outside eating area which has a stunning view across a plain with Isandlwana in the distance.

Led by the finest guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Walks, horserides and mountain biking through the reserve to view abundant wildlife and birdlife are offered as well as fishing the 20km frontage on the Buffalo river.

Feature: 6 cottages, swimming pool, dining room, shop, free Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Private veranda, en suite bathroom with bath & shower, fans.

Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.

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