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Fugitives' Drift Lodge is a country-style lodge set on a hillside above the Buffalo River Gorge and has been designed to complement its natural surroundings. Guests are surrounded by artefacts and cultural items from the Zulu Wars and need only sit back and listen to stories by the owner as he talks about the people and history of the region.

The Buffalo River offers excellent fishing while the birdlife is both diverse and abundant. Head out on game drives to spot zebra, giraffe and a variety of antelope species that have recently been reintroduced to the property. Learn about the local Zulu culture on a self-drive tour of the nearby village and explore the other nearby battlefields on organised day tours with the lodge's experienced and expert guides.

highlights

  • Perfect Battlefield location on a Natural Heritage site
  • Built on the site of the original Rattray family homestead
  • Diverse birdlife & game viewing
  • Spacious suites all with private verandas
  • Family-owned and run lodge

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Facilities

Enjoy an afternoon's bird watching in the beautifully kept gardens or cool off in the large swimming pool as you look out over the Buffalo River Gorge.

The lodge has a sole-use venue for larger private gatherings or business conferences.

The Harford Library has a dedicated kitchen, internet access, an audio-visual system for presentations and the capacity to seat 34 guests.

General Facilities

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    Kids Club
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    Laundry service
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    Swimming Pool

Dining

Meals at Fugitives' Drift Lodge consist of a delicious combination of local and contemporary flavours and are enjoyed amidst the displayed artefacts of the Anglo-Zulu Wars.

Luxury Room

Fugitives' Drift Lodge has a number of spacious, luxurious cottages. Each one has an en suite bathroom and has a private veranda offering views of the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge.

Luxury Room AMENITIES

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    Hairdryer
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    Safe
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

The lodge also offers the Annex, a recently renovated 2-bedroom cottage that is perfect for families. A cosy sitting room connects the two en suite bedrooms - one of the bathrooms has a shower and bath, the other has a shower cubicle.

Activities

  • Day tours
  • Birding
  • Biking
  • Horse-riding
  • Guided walks
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2014 - 30 Nov 2014 $300 Full Board
  • 01 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $155 Full Board
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 14 Apr 2015 $320 Full Board
  • 15 Apr 2015 - 31 Aug 2015 $170 Full Board
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 30 Nov 2015 $320 Full Board
  • 01 Dec 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $170 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Fugitives Drift is lovely, the tours are excellent although probably a bit geared towards the real war history enthusiast than someone like us but it was great. Food was good, nice family run property.

    Kate Salisbury, November 2013
  • The following morning we left to go to Fugitive Drift, as primarily my wife was very keen to see the battlefields. We arrived and initially booked a lodge for one night, but we both thoroughly enjoyed it so much that we then stayed a 2nd night. The other guests here were so friendly and fun to be with, as were the staff and the meals were great and fun with everyone around one big table along with the owner, and this made you feel like you were part of the family. The tours of the battlefields with the talks explaining everything that happened were excellent, and I was really surprised how much I ended up enjoying this. I would highly recommend this to anyone to do it, if they ever get the chance.

    Steve Benson, March 2010
  • 1st class in every way from the staff to the tours, thoughtful and very moving. The food was also very good.

    Ian Stirling, April 2009

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Stuart Parker

Stuart Parker

Africa Safari Expert

"Interested in Anglo-Boer and Anglo-Zulu War History? Embarking on a guided tour of the Isandlawana and Rorke’s Drift battlefield sites with a Fugitives’ Drift Lodge guide is moving experience."

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The following morning we left to go to Fugitive Drift, as primarily my wife was very keen to see the battlefields. We arrived and initially booked a lodge for one night, but we both thoroughly enjoyed it so much that we then stayed a 2nd night. The other guests here were so friendly and fun to be with, as were the staff and the meals were great and fun with everyone around one big table along with the owner, and this made you feel like you were part of the family. The tours of the battlefields with the talks explaining everything that happened were excellent, and I was really surprised how much I ended up enjoying this. I would highly recommend this to anyone to do it, if they ever get the chance.

Steve Benson, March 2010 >View more reviews