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Owned by the Rattray family and set in a 5000-acre game reserve with 22km of river frontage, Fugitives’ Drift provides an immersive experience into the fascinating history of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. This Natural Heritage Site overlooks both famous battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The reserve, with no dangerous game, is perfect for exploring on foot or by mountain bike and offers some of the most spectacular views overlooking Zululand. The Buffalo River borders the property and is a perfect for both swimming and fishing. A few hundred meters from the lodge lie the graves of Melville and Coghill, who were the first men in history to be awarded posthumous Victoria Crosses, after unsuccessfully attempting to save their Regimental Colours. Led by exceptional guides,thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
Fugitives’ Drift offers 10 luxury suites at the Lodge with stunning views towards Isandlwana. The main building has been tastefully decorated with a bar, dining area and lounge, and adjacent to the reception the Fugitives’ Drift Museum houses a large amount of memorabilia from the Anglo-Zulu war.
A further 6 rooms are available at the Guesthouse, where the main building is a colonial style farmhouse and has recently been renovated to an exceptional standard.