Fugitives' Drift Lodge
The Lodge is the most luxurious accommodation offered, and was fully renovated in 2017. Spacious and luxurious en-suite cottages have private verandahs, air-conditionning, and both inside and outside showers. The Lodge has a swimming pool with a fantastic view, and is where the Harford Library and Museum are located. We have 2 sets of rooms that are interleading ie can accommodate 2 families requiring interleading rooms.
Fugitives’ Drift lodge and Guest House are located inside the Fugitives’ Drift game reserve on the lip of the Buffalo River gorge, at an altitude of 3,450 feet.
The Guest House has a commanding view of the peak of Isandlwana, and of the rough country the fugitives from the battle had to traverse in order to get back across the Buffalo River into Natal.
The guest house was once the home of Mr. and Mrs. Potgieter who were immortalized in Gillian Rattray’s award-winning book, 'The Springing of the Year'. This old farmhouse has been altered and now forms the most charming sitting and dining room. The original verandas have been retained and there is a lovely outside eating area. There are 6 superior twin en-suite rooms, all with views of the garden, which has an abundance of bird life in it. We also have two rooms for guides and drivers. The guest house has a large swimming pool; also hosting spectacular views across the plain.
Guests at the guest house are able to take part in our world-renowned tours to the Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift battlefields. For more information, please follow the 'Battlefield Tours' tab on the homepage.
This small cottage is in the grounds of Umzinyathi Farmhouse; aptly named “Kwa-George” which means, “Place of George” in the Zulu language. Kwa-George consists of a basic twin bedroom, en suite bathroom with a shower, and veranda. Should you decide to take this accommodation you will need to travel to and from the lodge or the guest house for meals as well as tours (a 5-10 minute drive).
Umzinyathi Farm House
The farmhouse is a charming stone and corrugated iron roof building built in the 1920’s. It was the home of George Buntting, who was an expert on the Anglo-Zulu War. The farmhouse is at the top of the reserve and has a wonderful view of Isandlwana. It has 3 en-suite bedrooms (King, Queen and twin rooms), a sitting room with a fireplace, a dining room, and a kitchen. Although the accommodation is self-catering, you may choose to have some or all meals at the lodge at an additional cost. Should you decide to take this accommodation, you will need to travel to and from the lodge or the guest house for tours and/ or meals (a 5-10 minute drive).