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Fugitive’s Drift

This delightful late-Victorian lodge overlooks the Buffalo River Gorge, near the historic battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Founded by the late David Rattray and his wife Nicky, Fugitive’s Drift is renowned for its battlefield tours but is also set in the most magnificent surroundings.

Accommodation is either in the Lodge or the Guest House with a total of 17 individually decorated en-suite rooms, each with a private veranda and sweeping views of the reserve and battlefields. Both have their own sitting and dining rooms, fascinating collection of memorabilia and swimming pool. In addition to fascinating battlefield tours, other activities include nature walks, fishing and riding.

Ingrid Eames travelled with us to Fugitive's Drift and wrote about her experience for Good Housekeeping. Read article here >>

For leisure and pleasure

  • Battlefield tours and a guided walks
  • Self-drive itinerary
  • Fishing
  • Swimming pool
  • Tours on horse back
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    DN, August 2020