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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Lovely, warm & friendly place. Only stayed 1 night as husband wanted to see the area, but 2 nights would have been even better. Lovely comfortable apartment. They catered for me (gluten free) which was fab. Nice walks around the property too. Would have liked to have done the horse ride, maybe next time.

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christine l, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this great review. A three day stay is probably the best minimum stay period. Then you can take in the Battlefields, take a walk or ride our great horses and maybe even catch glimpses of our 140 species bird count. We hope to see you soon again.

Salt Rock, South Africa
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We spent a night at the lodge after other business in the area What a great place, in the heart of Africa.......nature and silence surrounded by beauty The accommodation was great, with a little difference having to negotiate a spiral staircase to the ground floor bathroom. The idea of booking meals ahead is a great feature, and the presentation and...

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christine l, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review. This month we have also had some kudu appearing on the lawn early in the morning and the birds are absolutely revelling in the rain that has finally fallen. Thank you too for mentioning the road - it remains a problem in this area that is not easily solved. We hope when you return...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We (family of 4) stayed for two nights in Kune. The rooms were immaculate and clean and all amenities were provided ... there was nothing we needed. The staff were always on hand to help, provide advice, sort things out for us. I cannot praise the staff enough ... thank you! Fantastic all round from a place to stay .....

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christine l, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. And we are really sorry your car suffered on the drive. We do warn our guests that low slung vehicles are not suitable and that is what a BMW is - really low slung especially with its usual low profile tyres. Our bumps in the road are there to keep the road from washing...

durban
Reviewed 6 November 2016

quiet, peaceful, nicely appointed chalet with all I needed and pleasant view. Staff friendly and helpful. The overhead bedroom fan must work as the freestanding one is not sufficient. filter coffee with bodum in chalet would have been nice to have. I left 200 in an envelope under reception door and hope the right people got it. overall stay lovely...

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christine l, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. That overhead fan unfortunately is one of those "things" that become a real problem. They unfortunately are now manufactured in China and the quality has deteriorated considerably. We are probably going to have it removed completely as the cost is so high. We have replaced that fan more often...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Not seeing a long lost friend after fifty-five years from our days in the RAF, we decided on a six week journey through SA together. First on our itinerary was a week exploring the Anglo / Boer and Zulu battlefields. We made a very good choice in staying at Rorke's Drift Lodge for the first three days. Not only were...

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Thank you for this great review.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Thank you Paul, Christine and their staff for a good visit. Paul's presentation of the events of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift was emotionally draining and very detailed. We have spent a long time after our visit digesting all the information. Rorke's Drift Lodge was very comfortable and we most certainly should have staying three nights. Set on a farm with...

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East Sussex, UK
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a great 2 nights here. We had no problems navigating the road/drive in our Toyota Rav (which we had hired for our trip mainly for our visit here, having read the info provided on the road!). Spectacular views and the feeling of calm when we arrived made it all worthwhile. Great hour ride with Christy in the afternoon,...

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christine l, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for a lovely review. And thanks for mentioning our activities. A three day stay is the most advantageous to see our area and get the best value for money. Unfortunately it is difficult to adjust the tour to suit a certain group as we may have other guests also on the tour who want to hear it all.

London
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Second time I have stayed at the lodge in 12 months. Its a lovely spot which is quiet and peaceful. The onsite cooking is amazing, we have never been so well fed ! The service is excellent, the team really look after you and make sure you have everything for your stay. Highly recommend !

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christine l, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

So nice to welcome guests back again. We hope we see you again soon.

Ilkeston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Located up a bumpy 5km bridle track, this is a wonderfully peaceful place to stay. We stayed for 3 nights and loved the quiet location. We booked the guided tour of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift battlefields and this was expertly delivered by Paul. The food and level of service from our unit attendant was superb.

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christine l, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We hope we will see you soon again.

Hua Hin, Thailand
Reviewed 8 September 2016

If you are looking for the taste of Africa with clean accommodation this is the place. Right out in the wilds but all the mod cons. A really welcome change was no wi-fi so you have to get involved instead of watching it online! The views from the rooms are breath-taking. There are walks around the property marked out to...

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christine l, Owner at Rorke's Drift Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for an informative review. We always try to make guests stay as pleasant as possible and give them as much information about our little bit of heaven as we can. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Rorke's Drift Lodge is perched above the Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana Battlefields where the mighty Zulu nation and British Empire came to blows in 1879. The Lodge caters to the historical enthusiast looking to immerse themselves in poignant tales of yesteryear. World class guided tours coupled with friendly South African hospitality,superb food and a taste of the African Bush make this an experience to remember forever. We also offer horseriding on the property and can arrange for hunting and bass fishing expeditions in the area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rorke's Drift Lodge

Address: off the P195, Rorke's Drift 3016, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Rorke's Drift
Price Range: RM350 - RM440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rorke's Drift Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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“This is not a Hotel. It is primarily self-catering although we pre-ordered our food which is a great option to offer.”
 of 5 bubbles Debohn88, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Read the information pack that the owners provide - it is very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles Psmith50, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All units are good but we liked the unit on the west side the most.”
 of 5 bubbles BruceA457, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you don't need to be in the family unit ask for one with views down over the battlefields.”
 of 5 bubbles MelissaA_7, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
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