Situated on the stunning Fugitives' Drift property, the award-winning Fugitives' Drift Guest House offers an extraordinary retreat in KwaZulu Natal's most evocative region - the Battlefields. This family-owned guest house reflects the owners' love of South Africa, its people and the area.

Enjoy expertly led and narrated tours with a professional guide through the the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. It's not all about history though: saddle up a horse and head out for a horse-back safari in a wildlife reserve or grab the opportunity to go fishing on the nearby Buffalo River.


  • Located on a Natural Heritage site right in the middle of the historic Battlefields
  • Get to know South Africa's rich history with experts - the Rattray family
  • An original homestead, beautifully preserved
  • Beautiful cottages with sweeping views
  • Experience superb cuisine

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Fugitives' Drift Guest House has a stunning swimming pool, just outside the farmhouse, that offers views of Isandlwana and the mountain ranges beyond.

General Facilities

    Children's Club
    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool


The original farmhouse has been converted into the dining room and there is also an outside eating area with a haunting view of the Isandlwana in the distance.

En-suite Room

Six spacious, individually designed cottages are available at Fugitives Drift Guest House, each with an en suite bathroom and commanding views of the surrounding area from a private veranda.

En-suite Room AMENITIES

    Safe in room
    En-suite shower only


  • Day tours
  • Fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Historical tours
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Aug 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $225 Full Board

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

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

  • Speaking of Fugitive's Drift - it was one of the many outstanding properties you arranged for us and we were so sad to have missed our extra day there but the decision to delay our drive was the correct one.

    Bernadette Lowther, January 2015
  • We loved Fugitives drift where we were upgraded. The talks were brilliant though as one of the guides said you need to know that Fugitives drift is all about the battlefields.

    Louise Laudy, May 2014
  • I spoke to Lord Westbury on Monday and he said that they had great time and everything was very well organized. They found the place easily as per your directions.

    Lord Richard & Lady Hilary Westbury, March 2011
  • Fugitives Drift was fantastic - great accommodation, great hospitality and very knowledgeable guides. We'd highly recommend it.

    Clare Rowsell, February 2011
  • A fantastic experience. Every aspect was first class. We were familiar with the basic story but were most impressed by the detailed knowledge of the guides and the overall commitment to continue David Rattray's work. We took a half a day and travelled, alone, to Blood River, which we also enjoyed.

    Linda and Tony Tomlinson, March 2009
  • Fugitives Drift Guesthouse was just right - very comfortable rooms, very pleasant staff and great meals around one big table with other guests and the guides. It gave us every opportunity to get to know the people and what was available. As well as the two tours already booked (Isandlwana & Rorke's Drift) we went on a long tour of the Blood River & Prince Imperial sites. It was all fascinating the guides turned out to be very enthusiastic and well informed, they were excellent story tellers. Far Far more than just a guided tour they were lectures delivered with great feeling right on the site of the battles. A violent thunderstorm at Rorke's Drift mid lecture meant we had to continue inside the Church with windows and doors banging and rattling adding to the effect. It was an experience we will never forget. We also learned a great deal about the Zulu people and there way of life while we were there, it brought all the books I have read of the area (i.e. Wilbur Smith) to life. I can definitely say this was the highlight of our trip.

    William Legge, February 2009
  • They were very welcoming and the lodge is comfortable, they make you feel like part of the family. Also amazingly interesting tours and fabulous countryside to enjoy.

    Lindsay Southgate, February 2009

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Jessica Lassen

Jessica Lassen

Africa Safari Expert

"A more affordable option than its sister property, Fugitives Drift Lodge, but with the same high standards. Very good value for money and the comfortable feeling of home with some of the best guides in the area."



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Fugitives Drift was fantastic - great accommodation, great hospitality and very knowledgeable guides. We'd highly recommend it.

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