Fugitives' Drift Lodge and Guest House

    Nicolla Rattray (Contact Person)
    (034) 271 8051 (Telephone)
    (034) 642 1843 (Telephone)
    (034) 271 8053 (Fax)
    reservations@fugitivesdrift.com (Email)
    nicky@fugitivesdrift.com (Email)

Physical Address

Rorke's Drift

Postal Address

P. O. Rorke's Drift
Rorke's Drift


Accommodation at the Lodge consists of eight spacious luxury en-suite rooms. Each has a private verandah affording views over the plains flanking the Buffalo River Gorge. A feature of the Lodge is the beautiful, shady, well-established garden -home to innumerable birds and a most spectacular, large swimming pool situated on a secluded spur on the lip of the Buffalo River Gorge. A new venue, the Harford Library, has been built within the grounds of the Lodge. With incredible views over the Buffalo River Gorge and the mountain of Isandlwana, the Harford Library offers a fantastic venue for conferences and lunches. The original farmhouse forms a charming sitting and dining room for the Guest House, which is set away from the Lodge. The Guest House has six large en-suite bedrooms, all with private verandahs. The rooms and swimming pool have sweeping views over the reserve to the surrounding battlefields.

Getting There

From Durban (4 Hours)

From the new Durban airport, either proceed as below, or follow directions from Ballito. Take the N3 towards Pietermaritzburg and take the Greytown / Church Street glideoff and follow the R33 to Greytown for 70km. In Greytown follow signs to Dundee. Continue along the R33 through Keates Drift, Tugela Ferry and Pomeroy. Please be aware of speed humps and potholes. 10km after Pomeroy take the dirt road turnoff to the right, marked Elandskraal (and Isibindi and Camp Buffalo signage). At Elandskraal (which consists of a church and a trading store) turn left to Rorkes Drift. Go for about 14km and before you get to Rorkes Drift turn right onto the D31, sign posted Fugitives Drift. Go for about 7km (through the big black gates) and follow the signs for the Guest House or the Lodge. Please note that the gate is locked at 6pm.


Number of Rooms: 16
Number of Beds: 32
Capacity: 40


Swimming pool