The grassy plains of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal are steeped in a history of battle and blood that allows travellers to look deep into South Africa’s soul. This is where King Shaka overthrew neighbouring tribes, and where his people engaged in historic battles with British and Boer settlers. Fugitives Drift Guest House serves as a comfortable, rustic base from which to begin your journey into South Africa’s past.
Heritage tourism is the order of the day here, with experienced guides offering daily tours of the area’s historic battlefields. You’ll hear epic tales of the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, where British and Zulu forces clashed in their attempts to lay claim to the territory. If you’re not a history buff, however, game walks are also available.
After a day of exploration, you can unwind in true comfort at the guest house. This old farmhouse boasts individually decorated cottages with en-suite bedrooms, and private verandahs overlooking the bushveld. The area’s history follows you into your quarters: the dining room is peppered with fascinating memorabilia, and the Isandlwana Battlefield can be seen from the comfort of the swimming pool.