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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As mentioned in many previous reviews, the view and location of the lodge is stunning. Keylie in particular is very welcoming and helpful. For people used to walk, we would highly recommend the Fugitive Trail (5 hours trekking) with Dalton as a guide ! Barry Marshall was great to meet with and amongst other qualities a well informed guide. Sadly...

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a longish drive to the lodge involving some gravel roads it was a relief to finally arrive. The hotel has a spectacular location overlooking Isandlwana Battlefields. It is set into the hillside from which the Zulu leaders directed the battle. The hotel itself was eye catching with thatched roof and very impressive stone work. The stone work appeared to...

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Outstanding lodge and outstanding service. The view at Isandlwana is second to none, and you can't help but get encaptured by the surrounding beauty and what happened here. A real bit of history. The staff were superb throughout, nothing too much trouble and the food was impeccable. Really enjoyed our time here.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This is a beautiful building with great rooms perfectly sited with a view of the Isandlwana Battlefield. Their battlefield guide, Dalton, is outstanding. After that it is just bad news. The problems all stem from poor management. The staff are poorly trained and thus provide poor service in the dining room and at the reception. I consider that one of...

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Derby, UK
Reviewed 8 December 2016

It's rocky road up to this lodge but worth the bouncing around! Rooms are fine and loved the curvy bathroom tiled in what looks like local stone. The building is of stunning African construction, perched high above the battlefield and clinging to the hillside. Staff are very friendly and efficient. However we were two of only 5 guests. We ate...

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We recently spent 2 days at the Lodge taking in the Isandlwana and Rourke's Drift tours. The Rooms were clean and well appointed with balconies giving a superb view of the area. Food and service was very good. The tours were very informative and we were fortunate to have as our guide Dalton who is Lindizwe (Dalton) Ngobese, the great-great...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Beautifully set an a hill overlooking the battlefield the hotel has the air (and costs) of a game lodge. Bedrooms were fine although would probably benefit from air conditioning in hot weather. The staff were lovely although the food itself ranged from average to poor. Overall a good location for history buffs but far over-priced for what it delivers

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We recently spend 3 Nights at Isandlwana Lodge. It was on my Bucket list to visit the Natal battlefields, We found the Lodge to be of a high standard, management and Staff were all friendly and extremely helpful. The rooms were extremely well equipped with magnificent views out over the battlefield. There were some nice small touches e.g. Coffee and...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a very special place with a commanding view of the Isandlwana battlefield. Five of us stayed here for two nights during a long road trip through South Africa; I had chosen the lodge based on it’s proximity to the Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift battle sites coupled with the obviously high standard of accommodation and positive reviews. We were...

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Overall a nice hotel. Unique location tucked into the rocks, albeit it a long drive from any airport. Great rooms and décor. Amazing view of the battlefield. Surrounding poverty a bit of a shock. Staff very accommodating but food service limited due to English language skills of wait staff. Food and beverage average. Battlefield guide on staff is historically linked...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. The Lodge is carved into the iNyoni rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879. Enjoy unparalleled views from the crisp early light of a sparkling Zulu dawn to the splendor of the African sunset. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Isandlwana Lodge

Address: Portion 20 of Reserve No: 18 No:15838 | Nqutu, Isandlwana 3005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Isandlwana
Price Range: RM1,958 - RM2,334 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Isandlwana Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Since all rooms face battlefield and are of a uniformly high standard it seems irrelevant to recommend a particular room.”
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“All have stunning views of the battlefield.”
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“All rooms have a great view of the battlefields”
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