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Fugitives' Drift

Fugitives' Drift

The Battlefields

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Fugitives' Drift

The Battlefields

The Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal offer an incredible insight into the history of South Africa, and the best way to really appreciate this bloody and fiercely-fought history is to stay here and go on one of the mesmerising and theatrical tours of the key areas.

Fugitives' Drift, in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields, offers such tours that will move you to tears and stay in your memory forever. The morning tour to Isandlwana takes in the battlefield, where a contingent of 2,500 British soldiers were over-run and defeated within a few short hours by twenty thousand Zulu warriors. The afternoon tour to Rorke's Drift firstly visits the small museum, and then gives a theatrical account of the bravery of the 136 British soldiers who defended the mission station against over 4,000 Zulus and saved injured and dying comrades from the burning hospital.

Fugitives' Drift boasts two 'camps' - The Lodge and The Guest House. Both offer a high standard of fully catered, en-suite accommodation and are 600m apart. The Lodge is situated on the site of the original Rattray homestead, and the spacious, luxury en-suite cottages each have a private verandah affording views over the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge. Another feature of the Lodge 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.

The Lodge is also home to The Annexe, or Cottage, which has 2 en-suite bedrooms and a sitting-room, and is ideal for small families or couples travelling together.  

The Guest House consists of 6 cottages, each with a large en-suite bedroom that are individually decorated and with private verandahs offering sweeping views of the reserve and surrounding battlefields. The Guest House also boasts a charming sitting and dining room, an outside eating area, and a sparkling pool that overlooks Isandlwana and the indigenous bushveld.

Superb food and personal service are a feature of your stay at Fugitives Drift, whichever 'camp' you choose to stay in.

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Show Rates in
Our standard rates for a Cottage - The Guest House
DatesPriceBasisRate NameNights
1 May 2017 to 30 June 2017 GBP £ 95 US$ 122 ZAR 1,570 EUR 111 ppsStandard Rate (1-2)1 to 2 nights
1 May 2017 to 30 June 2017 GBP £ 95 US$ 122 ZAR 1,570 EUR 111 ppsStay Pay (3/2)3+ nights
1 July 2017 to 31 July 2017 GBP £ 95 US$ 122 ZAR 1,570 EUR 111 ppsStandard Rate1+ nights
1 August 2017 to 31 December 2017 GBP £ 168 US$ 215 ZAR 2,770 EUR 196 ppsStandard Rate1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

All meals are included. The rate excludes any tours - rates are available on request.

Children of any age are welcome, but if under 12 they are not allowed on tours. Rates available on request.

Special Offers

Fugitives' Drift Lodge: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2
Code: SA-03949
Valid:   1 May 2017  -  30 June 2017.

Stay for 3 nights for the price of 2 at Fugitives' Drift Lodge in The Battlefields.

Offer is restricted & Fugitives Drift Lodge and Guest House reserve the right to limit the number of rooms available & to discontinue the promotion at any time. This may not be combined with any other special being offered. Bookings are subject to availability, terms & conditions apply.

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All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Fugitives' Drift can be included in you own dream holiday.

Suggested Itineraries

Impressions of KwaZulu-Natal

A magical mixture of peaceful mountainsides, cosmopolitan coastal resorts, historical insights and show-stopping safaris, this 11 night itinerary will leave impressions that last a lifetime. You’ll stay in battlefield lodges and safari suites as well as boutique mountain and beach hideaways.

11 day itinerary including Mkuze Falls Game Reserve, The Drakensberg, Durban and The Battlefields.


Prices from pp*
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

General Information For Guests

Both the Lodge and Guest House have spacious and luxurious en-suite cottages which all have private verandahs and broad views over the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge. The Lodge and Guest House both have swimming pools set in their colourful, well established gardens which are home to innumerable bird species.

Dress code is casual.

Isandlwana tour - departs after breakfast at 07:30, returning to the Lodge for lunch at approx 13:00. Rorke's Drift tour - departs after lunch at 15:15 in summer and 15:00 in winter, and returns to the Lodge in time to have evening drinks before dinner. Prices on request.

Other tours, horse riding and walks available on request.

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