The Zulu War of 1879 is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
They are now expanding on these experiences with the addition of dedicated tours for children under 12 years of age. Children enjoy shorter, more interactive tours on the property, led by a Zulu guide, who will engage and inspire children with stories of the bravery and courage of the British soldiers and Zulu warriors.
The reserve offers a choice of accommodation in either the Lodge or the Guest House which are both owned by the Rattrays.
Spacious, luxury en-suite cottages each have private verandahs and broad views over the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge.
The Lodge and Guest House both have swimming pools, set in their colourful well established gardens, home to innumerable bird species.
Enjoy superb cuisine, a unique fusion of home and modern flavours, in the splendid atmosphere of a veritable museum of Anglo Zulu War memorabilia.
Walks and horserides through the reserve to view abundant game and birdlife are offered as well as fishing the 20km frontage on the Buffalo River.
The spectacular Fugitives’ Drift property, a Natural Heritage Site, overlooks both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, and includes the site where Lieutenant Melvill and Lieutenant Coghill lost their lives saving the Queen’s Colour of their regiment.
It was here that David and Nicky Rattray created Fugitives' Drift for visitors to savour this extraordinary saga.
Led by some of the finest guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
Fugitives’ Drift is renowned for delivering awe-inspiring battlefield tours that bring the battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana to life.