Fugitive’s Drift is the brainchild of the legendary Rattray family, almost as much a part of South Africa’s history as the great battles they have immortalised. In the spirit of understanding and peace for future generations, Fugitives Drift tours take you through the 19th century battles between the British, the Boers and the Zulus that came to define modern South Africa.
At the end of it all there is a comfortable farm-style lodge with large and luxurious chalets around the original Rattray farmhouse. With a handful of rooms, the atmosphere is tranquil and intimate encouraging quiet contemplation of the centuries-old history that unfolded in this now beautiful and peaceful land.
I could talk about the large en suite bathrooms, the private decks and the king size beds; the swimming pool overlooking the river and the museum artefacts decorating every spare bit of space; I could talk about the great South African dinners, served at a sociable high table with excellent wines and the beautiful sunsets. But that would miss the point. To visit Fugitive’s Drift is to delve into a moving history of KwaZulu-Natal and indeed modern South Africa in 3D with full sensory immersion.