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Fugitive's Drift

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Address: | KwaZulu Natal, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
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+27 34 642 1843

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Great place and superb story telling

Very informative and interesting Would very definitely recommend this to anyone interested in Zulu wars and others

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative and interesting Would very definitely recommend this to anyone interested in Zulu wars and others

Thank Lindseylunn
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

A very moving visit to Fugitives' Drift where the few survivors of the battle at Isandlwana crossed the Buffalo River to escape the perusing Zulu Warriors. The memorial to Lieutenants Melville and Coghill is very moving

Thank Malrantoo
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

we where here 26/27 march 2017 the battlefield guides are are so knowledgeable we sat(in the shade) spellbound on both tours .the hospitality and the food was exceptional the drive from durban was quite long,but we had a mid point stop Granny Mouse hotel which i can also recommend.

Thank sept1946
Devon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Go stay at the Fugitives Drift Lodge and take the 3 tours. You will not regret it, but you need to stay 3 nights to get the best out of it.

Thank nandvdevon
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This strip of river is actually on site of the Fugitive's Drift Lodge and Hotel. A guide from the office will take you and relay this amazing story. A must to visit.

Thank Laraine M
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

See it , do it and learn from it . The bravery of both sides is unbelievable . The heroics of the men with so many VC's won on that day is unfathomable

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

In the midst of thrilling and riveting history a superb enclave of comfort. Great rooms with lovely views, without the trappings of luxury, as one wants a lodge to be. Besides the opportunity of visits and enthralling accounts of the two battles, Rorkes Drift and Ishandwala, one can walk unaccompanied through the lodge's game reserve, up to the ledge that... More 

Thank Rex W
Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Overlooking Fugitive's Drift and then the site of Coghill and Melville's grave was an experience that was special. Seeing Giraffes and Impala on the way to and from the Drift, made it even more special.

Thank RMDoyle
Bromyard, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Get a guide for a tour, at Iswandlwana without one you just wont get the battle history or understand what came to pass (watch Zulu Dawn with Burt Lancaster). Rorke's Drift is the same, however its possible there to do a self tour if required.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We visited both the Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift battlefields where the British suffered one of their most ignominious defeats. It was easy to see how this happened as the British were so exposed and the Zulus knew the lie of the land so much better. There is an excellent Museum detailing all the relevant history

Thank Robert D

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