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Fugitives’ Drift Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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Luxury Holidays At Fugitives’ Drift Lodge

Fugitives’ Drift Lodge sits in an incredible South African location, nestled amongst wildlife and history with wondrous views out across the mountains and battlefields of both Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. This spectacular property offers an experience like no other, balancing relaxation and refinement alongside immaculate service with adventures that provide insight into South Africa’s history, heritage and nature. 

The accommodation at Fugitives’ Drift Lodge is designed for a warm and welcoming home-away-from-home atmosphere, whilst also being influenced by its surroundings. Guests can enjoy a unique communal dining experience at the Lodge’s farmhouse, where an array of options amplify the comfortable character of the property with options for everyone. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, taking a guided tour of the close-by sites or heading out on an exciting safari, Fugitives’ Drift Lodge welcomes you into the heart of South Africa. 

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: Luxury living with a landscape rich in history
  • Feature: Five-star accommodation, world-class battlefield tours
  • Rooms: 18 rooms
  • Star rating: 5 Star
  • Nearest airport: Durban King Shaka Airport
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Location and transfer

Approximately 4 hours by private car transfer  


Luxurious yet traditional interiors are filled with warm colours throughout the space and decor, complemented with vibrant accents. Private balconies overlook the outstanding landscapes that are full of nature’s most beautiful artwork. Fitted with air-conditioning for the warm African weather and refreshments provided in a mini fridge, your stay at Fugitives’ Drift promises the utmost comfort. 

   The Lodge:expand_more
  • Rooms: 10
  • Size: 689 ft²
  • Room View: Mountain view
  • Facilities: With incredible views over the mountains, this spacious room features an airy bedroom and elegant en suite with indoor and outdoor shower. Outside, guests can expect a relaxing veranda with views of the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge and a communal swimming pool. 
   The Guest House :expand_more
  • Rooms: 6
  • Size: 86 ft²
  • Room View: Mountain view
  • Facilities: Once a private residence and now an elegant retreat, the Guest House offers a unique experience.  Comfortable and individually decorated the rooms have large, en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs with sweeping views of the reserve and surrounding battlefields. 
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 3283 ft²
  • Room View: Mountain view
  • Facilities: Ideal for those who want more independence, the self-catering Umzinyathi Farmhouse offers three en suite bedrooms, a sitting room with a fire place, a dining room and a kitchen. 
   Kwa-George :expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 65 ft²
  • Room View: Mountain view
  • Facilities: Ideal for those who want more independence, the self-catering Kwa-George Farmhouse offers three en suite bedrooms, a sitting room with a fire place, a dining room and a kitchen. 

For breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will never tire of the food at Fugitives’ Drift. With a large selection of choice for breakfast and lunch, to a set menu that varies each day, you can have a different meal every day for your entire stay! With fresh fruit and meat, each meal will melt in your mouth with soft and delicious textures and flavours. 

Fugitives' Drift Restaurant:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Gastronomic
  • Setting: Simple but tasty food, packed with nutrients and flavour
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
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Culture & History

With such a deep connection to the revolutionary history of Rorke’s Drift, Fugitives’ Drift prides itself on the in-depth teachings of the history within the tours it provides. With both lectures and viewings of the Anglo-Zulu War battlefields, guests can gain insight into the events that unfolded here. Age-tailored tours are also available for children under 12.  

Wildlife Encounters

There’s nothing more endearing than miles and miles of open landscapes full of life and colour. Fugitives’ Drift is situated right in the centre of boundless plains and soaring hill formations, all being home to mesmerising wildlife of the land and sky, from gracious giraffes to brave birds. You can even watch these enchanting animals from your private balcony with a sundowner in your hand. 

Luxury Family Holidays

Fugitives’ Drift is a spectacular holiday destination for families who love discovery and adventure. With battlefield tours, hiking routes and nature walks, mountain biking trails and flyfishing experiences, it is truly a paradise for lovers of the outdoors. And for younger guests, there are excellent childminding services are available at the property, as well as kids’ safari experiences that will be taught by a qualified and enthusiastic tour guide.   


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