Fugitive’s Drift

The magnificent setting for famous battles, Rorkes Drift is a spectacular Natural Heritage Site.

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.

For leisure and pleasure

  • Battlefield tours and a guided walks
  • Self-drive itinerary
  • Fishing
  • Swimming pool
  • Tours on horse back
  • The service was first class, professional throughout. Well done and thank you.

    JJ, Sri Lanka, 2014


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7