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Last 5 reviews
We recently spent a lovely seven days at the Fugitives’ Drift lodge. It was our first change of scenery since lockdown in SA began and desperately needed a break. We thoroughly enjoyed the room with its lovely view, the lodge with its library and museum and felt welcomed by the very friendly and hospitable staff. Loved the dogs! We pretty much exhausted the various guided battlefield tours offered and were not disappointed: Douglas is a national treasure. His organic hard disk is chock full of the narrative and details of the battlefields, and his gift of storytelling made it all become alive; we could almost smell the gunpowder and hear the pounding of hooves. Riina & Lauri
A bucket list must-do
We have just spent three memorable night's at this lodge. It was worth every cent and the long drive to get there. The lodge is luxurious with friendly, helpful staff. The battlefields tours are a must do. We had the best weekend away.
A wonderful homestead set in South Africa's most historical area
It is quite easy to see how Prince Charles was wowed by the Rattray family and the commanding lodge set in the hills of Zululand. Nicky, Doug and Daisy were fantastic hosts, despite the raging bush fires that threatened the property on our arrival. Doug, a chip off the old block, son of the late David Rattray is also a raconteur of note and also an able firefighter, as we managed to stay to stay two nights at the Umzinyathi Farmhouse/Homestead. This is a perfect generational self/catering or catered farmhouse, that oozes that 'Out of Africa' experience. The main lodge was more modern but our stay was exceptional and it is a delight to have Margaret the housekeeper lighting fires after an enthralling day visiting both Rorke's drift and Isandlwana, two of the bloodiest battles of the Anglo Zulu wars. Bryan our battlefield guide, was exceptional, and comes highly recommended, as does this 5 star lodge.
Really loved our stay here. The location, staff and food were all amazing. The guided tours of Isandlwana and Rourkes Drift were brilliant and incredibly informative. I don’t need to rely on Michael Caine and Stanley Baker for my historical knowledge of the Zulu wars anymore!
Excellent 3 night stay
We spent 3 nights at Fugitives Drift lodges during a 3 week trip to South Africa and what a truly enjoyable 3 nights they were. Our lodge was very spacious with an inside and an outside shower. The decking area outside had views over the reserve from which we could watch the animals roaming. The food and staff were outstanding and we particularly liked chatting to the gap year students they had helping out around the place. Both trips to the battlefields were informative and gave you a real feel for the battles. Thank you Fugitives Drift for providing such a memorable part of our holiday.
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