Fugitives Drift Lodge

Fugitives Drift Lodge is synonymous with the late David Rattray, an internationally recognised authority on the battlefields of KwaZulu Natal. Fugitives Drift still works with the team he put together bringing the Anglo Zulu war back to life. Offering luxury accommodation and historical tours, Fugitives Drift is one of the best places to stay in the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields region.

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Fugitives Drift Lodge offers 8 luxury en suite rooms each with its own veranda looking out towards Buffalo Gorge. The guest house has 6 luxury en suite bedrooms and views out across the battlefields. There is also a self-catering annex cottage that has 3 en suite bedrooms and views out over Isandlwana.

How to get to Fugitives Drift Lodge

Fugitives Drift Lodge is approximately 3 to 4 hours' drive from Durban and 5 hours' drive from Johannesburg.

Activities at Fugitives Drift Lodge

Battlefields tours; walks through Buffalo Gorge (a Natural Heritage Site) where you can spot wildlife and birds; horse riding to the site where the Victoria Crosses were won and tours to Mangeni Falls or Masondo.

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Fugitives Drift Lodge Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of Fugitives Drift Lodge

Client Score: 5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews 5 Showing 1 - 2 of 4 reviews
Fugitives Drift Lodge



Another "little gem" the staff here were very attentive and welcoming. The Battlefield Tours run from the lodge were amazing.

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Alison Diskin & Mark Bradley


We loved this place. The room was fantastic, the staff excellent, the food was some of the best we had in SA. The battlefield tours were first class with very knowledgeable guides, who left us feeling quite emotional. Nicky is continuing the fantastic work with the local children and ensuring that the voice of the Zulu people is heard. Would recommend it to anyone. In retrospect we would have liked…

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Selected itineraries

Our favourite itineraries that visit Fugitives Drift Lodge

Cape Town and Kwazulu Natal Self Drive Adventure

Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,830 (Includes international flights from JFK)
South Africa
Cape Town, Battlefields, Nambiti Private Game Reserve