Fugitive's Drift Lodge is situated deep in the heart of KwaZulu Natal, overlooking the sites of two of the most famous battles in the history of the Zulu Wars. Recognised as a Natural Heritage Site, Fugitive's Drift Private Reserve offers guests a unique experience combining wildlife with our rich past. Owned and run by the Rattray family, the accommodation is in spacious luxury en suite cottages, each with spectacular views of the Buffalo River Gorge.
The lodge is also home to the Annex, or Cottage. The Cottage has been redesigned to have two en-suite bedrooms and a sitting-room. One bathroom has a shower and bath, the other is a small shower-room. It is ideal for small families or couples travelling together.
The dining room at the lodge has always proved a huge asset to Fugitive’s often-complimented atmosphere and houses a remarkable collection of Zulu War memorabilia. Complementing this is the Harford Library, which 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 friends who wish to relax and celebrate, or for executive groups to meet and contemplate the important business lessons which can be drawn from these remarkable stories.
The Harford Library has the capacity to seat thirty four guests and has a dedicated kitchen, wireless internet access and an integrated audio/visual system: the possibilities are endless. From lunches and parties to corporate entertaining and think-tanks, the Harford Library will add yet another string to Fugitives’ Drift’s already powerful bow.
Walks and mountain biking are offered in the reserve and guests will see several species of mammal including: giraffe, zebra and kudu. The bird life is prolific and over two hundred and seventy five species have been identified in the gorge below the lodge. Fishing is also a great pastime and the unspoilt surroundings are the perfect place for one to unwind. As well as having a beautiful pool, discreetly placed, Fugitives’ Drift also offers horse riding. This is a wonderful way to explore the battlefields and surrounding countryside, with all standards of riders being catered for. The guides are well versed in the history of the two battles and share fascinating tales of battle scenes and heroism.