Fugitives Drift Lodge is situated on the site of the original Rattray homestead, in the famous Natal Battlefields. The Fugitives Drift Lodge is the original establishment, built by David and Nicky Rattray in 1989 and houses the majority of the memorabilia in the central lounge and dining room area. Spacious luxury en suite rooms each have a private veranda. A feature of Fugitives Drift is the beautiful shady, well-established garden, home to innumerable birds and the most spectacular large swimming pool situated on a secluded spur on the lip of the Buffalo River gorge.
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Fugitives Drift Lodge Accommodation comprises of 8 spacious luxury twin en-suite rooms. The annex cottage consists of 3 twin rooms, 2 bathrooms and a sitting room. The rooms all have verandas and sweeping views of the reserve. The Guest House has a small swimming pool.
Attentive, well-informed staff are on hand to ensure that visitors leave with a thorough understanding of this region, its people and their history.
Fugitives’ Drift is renowned for its battlefield tours to all the Zulu War and Anglo-Boer War battle sites in the region. Flagship tours to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift are led by registered tour guides who are superb storytellers, making the history of that day come alive, and long, family associations with the area and its people allow us to offer you some unique, Zulu perspectives.
Other tours available at Fugitives Drift:
The waterfall where Lord Chelmsford was at the time of the battle of Isandlwana and the valley where the Zulus were hiding.
The crack in the Buffalo River where the Zulus crossed the river on their way to Rorke’s Drift. One could do this tour either on horseback or being driven by Land Rover to this site.
WALKS, FISHING AND HORSE RIDING
It is quite safe to walk on the property; Zulu guides are available to accompany those wishing to walk longer distances. The most popular walk is to the great ledge overlooking several hundred square miles of unspoilt Zululand. There is no charge for this walk. Fishing, horse riding and the hike from Isandlwana to the Buffalo River (the Fugitives’ Trail) are also available.
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