Set deep inside the boundaries of the Fugitives' Drift property, the lodge and guest house offers visitors an experience that is totally unique. The 4000 acre property is a registered Natural Heritage Site and is family owned and run. Nicky Rattray continues the vision her and husband David had by offer comfortable accommodation in attractive en-suite cottages, each with a commanding view of the battlefields.
The large lounge houses numerous works of art pertaining to the Zulu War and is a veritable museum of artifacts, relics and contemporary memorabilia. The 17 km river frontage includes the historic site of Fugitives' Drift where Lieutenants Melville and Coghill were killed saving the Queen's Colors of their Regiment in 1879. They are buried on the property within 15 minutes walk of the lodge. The lodge is well known for its battlefield tours, the flagship tours are to nearby Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.
Guests are encouraged to participate in walks and drives through the spectacular reserve. Game species include Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hartebeest, Kudu, Inyala as well as a variety of smaller antelope species. The bird life is diverse and abundant. Over 275 species of birds have been identified. The gorge is home to breeding colonies of rare Bald Ibises. Fishing in the Buffalo River is excellent and the unspoiled surroundings offer one the perfect place to unwind.
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