The Rattray family, pioneers of Heritage Tourism in South Africa, has created award-winning facilities for visitors to savour the extraordinary saga of the Anglo- Zulu War. If one tried to dream up geography and topography for the clash between two great empires, one could hardly come up with a more fantastic scene than the famous battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
Fugitives’ Drift is world famous for its daily battlefield tours to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, personal service and excellent food. This 2 000-hectare (5 000-acre) property has been declared a Natural Heritage Site.
The dining room at Fugitive’s Drift Lodge houses a veritable museum of mem- orabilia. Accommodation consists of superb en-suite rooms, each with a private patio. The Lodge lies within a beautiful garden with a secluded swimming pool set on the lip of the Buffalo River Gorge. There is also a new building at the Lodge: the Harford Library. The Harford Library provides an elegant and multipurpose venue for guests – from lunches to parties, the possibilities are endless.
At the heart of the Guest House is the original farmhouse, which has been converted into a charming sitting and dining room. The Guest House has six extremely comfortable, large en-suite rooms, all with their own verandas. The rooms and the swimming pool have sweeping views over the reserve and surrounding battlefields.
Walks and horserides to view abundant game and birdlife are offered, and the graves of lieutenants Melvill and Coghill, who lost their lives saving the Queen’s Colour, are on the property.
7 Nights | 8 Days
Visiting Durban and Surrounds, KwaZulu Natal Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal North Coast