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Fugitive's Drift Lodge and Guest House

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I was part of a group of 4 and we were accommodated in the 2 bedroom cottage. The room was well appointed and comfortable. The three meals per day were well presented and tasty. We liked the idea of seating all of the guests at a single table where we could share the day's experience with other guests. Lovely views...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Family run. Spent three delightful days; enjoyed the tours immensely; bungalows are well appointed; service was first rate, and food and wine was authentic and quite tasteful; staff were first rate; guides very knowledgable; if you are into sunrises/sets and Milky Way this is the place with no light pollution; Visit in winter in ZA is most comfortable when sunny...

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Hoedspruit, South Africa
Reviewed 12 June 2016

A visit to this Lodge has been on the Bucket List for many years & it lived up to every expectation we ever had, based on reviews, first-hand referrals & the hype that has always existed over the experience of the Anglo-Zulu battlefields. There is little more to be said about the superlative experience on the battlefield tours. It was...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Towards the end of a wonderful holiday in SA when we thought that nothing else could better what we had already experienced we arrived at Fugitive's Drift. Everything we did and everyone who made our stay so wonderful there gets 10 out of 10!

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Cheshire
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Our guides to the Zulu battlefields tours on consecutive days were superb, and the focal point of our visit to Fugitives Drift, but the lodge itself, given the 5* prices,we found disappointing. Our room was dark and gloomy, the bathroom shabby and what should have been the view from the veranda obscured by dense undergrowth. The activities of nocturnal creatures...

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NJR285, Owner at Fugitive's Drift Lodge and Guest House, responded to this review

Dear CheshireGrannyontour I am wondering if you did in fact stay with us, as we have no thatched roof buildings anywhere on the property, but on the off chance that you did, let me address your complaints. I am thrilled you found the tours to be superb and beds very comfortable. I am somewhat surprised at your comments about the...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Words cannot do justice to this unique and deeply moving location. If you like nature, hiking, history and a weekend of good conversation and wine by a roaring fire then do not hesitate staying at Fugitive's Drift. My wife and two friends of ours spent the last weekend there and there were so many positives. The venue is picturesque and...

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Haddington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was the best part of our recent trip to south Africa. An incredible place to stay - beautiful lodge with comfortable rooms, good food and helpful staff. On top of that the fascinating history of 2 Zulu war battles told in incredible detail. Very moving.

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

A stunning property. The Rattrays are incredible hosts and the property is in immaculate condition. All the staff are very professional and friendly always bearing smiles. We had Douglas Rattray guide us for the Rorkes Drift tour - you've never seen so many young people captivated! If you love history, game, cycling, walking and generally getting out then Fugitives Drift...

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Winchester,
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We spent three very enjoyable days at Fugutives Drift and were looked after very well. It is a special place and has an understated relaxed atmosphere. It was the highlight of a three week tour of South Africa. The organisation of Battlefield Tours and game walks was slick and everything ran to time. The actual tours were very well presented...

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Woodbridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy the history of the Zulu battlefields, but a morning at Isandlwana was just fascinating. I stayed at the guest house but also visited the lodge as I was checking out both properties for the travel company I work for. Both places are welcoming and well managed with comfortable, well-appointed rooms and friendly...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fugitives' Drift Lodge, established by David and Nicky Rattray 26 years ago, now run by Nicky and her sons Andrew and Douglas, has become world famous for the passionate stories, delivered by our resident lecturers, given on the battlefields of the Anglo-Zulu War. Our flagship tours, conducted daily, are to the battlefields of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana. The Lodge and Guest House both feature luxury accommodation with pools, horse riding and fantastic game walks through this remarkable terrain. ... more   less 

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Address: Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: ₹ 14,607 - ₹ 27,802 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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