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 his neighbouring tribes, and where his people engaged in historic battles with British and Boer settlers. The Fugitives’ Drift Guest House serves as a comfortable, rustic base from which you begin your journey into South Africa’s tumultuous 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, horse-riding and game walks are also available.
After a day of exploration, you can unwind in true comfort at the guesthouse. This old farmhouse boasts individually decorated cottages with en-suite bedrooms, and private verandas overlooking the bushveld. The area’s history follows you into your quarters: the dining room is peppered with fascinating memorabilia, and the battlefield of Isandlwana can be seen from the comfort of the swimming pool.
- Daily tours by experienced guides of the historic battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift
- Comfortable lodgings that are steeped in the area’s history
- Private verandas overlooking the vast plains of the bushveld
- Swimming pool overlooking the battlefield of Isandlwana
- Horse-riding and game walks are also available
- Free parking and free Wi-Fi