Fugitives’ Drift Lodge is set on the eponymous Fugitives’ Drift Game Reserve, a 2,000-hectare wildlife sanctuary and registered Natural Heritage Site. Overlooking Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, known for the Anglo-Zulu War battles that took place here, this lodge offers guests a chance to explore this part of history.
Daily tours to these battlefields are conducted by some of the finest guides in South Africa, eager to impart their vast knowledge of these historic conflicts. Nature walks and horse-riding are some of the best ways to explore the surrounding wilderness and its many inhabitants. Bird lovers will be pleased to know that over 250 bird species have been recorded in the area, from the yellow weaver to the peculiar purple-crested turaco.
The accommodation offerings range from Luxury Suites at the Lodge or Guesthouse buildings to the self-catering Umzinyathi House with a capacity of 6 guests. The suites offer a luxurious experience, with en-suite bathrooms and a lush garden outside. Umzinyathi House is a more rustic option: less opulent but with a lot of heart, catering to those whose primary interest lies in the region’s rich history and culture.
- Visits the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War, from Isandlwana to Rorke’s Drift
- Guided nature walks and horse-riding allow you to fully take in the surrounding landscape
- A bird lover’s paradise, with over 250 bird species recorded in the reserve
- Comfortable accommodation with good amenities and a story to tell
- Great catch-and-release fishing spot on the Buffalo River