Fugitives Drift Lodge

- An award-wining pioneer of heritage tourism in South Africa, Fugitives Drift Lodge is set in a 5000 acre game reserve with 22km of river frontage. It is synonymous with the late David Rattray, an internationally recognized authority on the battlefields of KwaZulu Natal. Fugitives Drift still works with the team he put together in order to bring the Anglo Zulu war back to life.

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Fugitives Drift Lodge offers 10 spacious, en suite rooms each with its own veranda looking out towards Buffalo Gorge. You will eat communally in the large dining room or out on the deck and after your battlefield tour can take a dip in the swimming pool, with fantastic views out over Isandlwana and Rorkes' Drift.

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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Review of Fugitives Drift Lodge

Jessica Dutton

Really interesting tours and they were great with the kids too.

13/10/2020 Read full trip review

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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

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