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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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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