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This was the highlight of our holiday in SA! As soon as we arrived, the gappies whisked our bags off to the room overlooking the bush. We arrived in time for a delightful lunch, joined by members of the Rattray family who have built up the Lodge from humble beginnings. Our room had everything you could want including an outdoor shower, especially good when you can witness a serious electrical thunderstorm, whilst taking a shower. We had a three night stay, which included emotive trips to the Zulu battlefields of 1879. Our first was to Isandlwana, where Mphiwa, whose grandfather fought in the battle told the story which brought tears to our eyes! The next day we visited Rorkes Drift with Douglas Rattray who told us the story with passion and feeling, highlighting the bravery of the British redcoats holding out against overwhelming odds. We were also able to take safe bush walks along marked routes and encountered giraffes, impala, zebra and other antelopes at close quarters. Ian led us on a walk to the graves of Lt’s Melville & Coghill, who were awarded the first posthumous VC’s for their bravery in trying to save the Queens Colours. The meals were a delight, two of which were taken in the Library with other guests and hosted by senior member of the team and the David Rattray Foundation. There was also plenty of time to simply relax, enjoying the swimming pool and the Lodge surroundings. It was a hard place to leave and move. Every member of the staff, especially Grace, who loves to sing went out of their way to make a memorable holiday!
Enjoyable stay at Fugitives Drift lodge
Fantastic views of the Buffalo River from the lodge library, comfortable large rooms and good food, and passionate knowledgable tours of historic battlefields nearby from descendants of the actual conflict participants, recommend them. We stayed two nights only real regret is not staying a day or two more.
Bucket list visit
Wow, wow, wow....Fugitive Drift Guest House, was an amazing 3 night trip. I cannot praise this place enough. From the accommodation, to the food and full service. You are made welcome from the minute you drive up and met at your car. To walk or run the many routes, amongst, the wildlife and be totally safe is just fantastic. The staff were brill and you were hosted by at least 2 of them every dinner. The interns on work experience, are a lot of fun fall over themselves to help. This was a trip i had planned so i could visit the Anglo Zulu battle fields. There was no better way to do that that with the professionals from Fugitive Drift. Will i be back, oh yes, i have found heaven. Out of ten, i give this place and the staff twenty
Looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Fugitive's Drift Lodge is the place to be. The room I was in was chic, had no TV but a drawer full of books which was just perfect. The balcony and outdoor shower overlook the mountains. The library is to die for! I just loved being at Fugitive's drift, it's the Ideal Retreat.
An amazing start to our African Adventure
We stayed at Umzinyathi, the farmhouse which is a few km's from the main lodge. What a beautiful place it was. It exceeded my expectations with the decor, facilities and of course Margaret out housekeeper. We went up to the main lodge a couple of times for dinner and the food was delicious and Grace and her colleagues a pleasure to be around. Brian the tour guide for Rorkes Drift was the best I have had. He bought the whole tour to life and was just brilliant. We did some self guided walks around the reserve which were wonderful and easy to follow. My only slight gripe were the "gappies". The dinners were communal and sitting with these "gappies" who just talk incessantly about themselves was quite draining and put us off doing the communal dinner again. otherwise a magical place to stay.
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