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.

Getting There

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


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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Great lodge - very well run - food was better at Three Trees, but rooms more luxurious at Fugitives Drift.

30/08/2019 Read full trip review

Review of Fugitives Drift Lodge

Raymond Turner & Doris McGuffin

The drive to Fugitives' Drift took us longer than expected, due to omissions in the directions supplied and unfamiliarity with the satnav provided by the car hire company. The Drift's guides are superb, with extensive knowledge of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift (visits which were the main objective of the holiday.) The historical aspect was something we had eagerly anticipated and we were not disappointed, coming away with a greater knowledge…

17/10/2018 Read full trip review

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