Fugitives’ Drift, set in a 5000 acre game reserve with 22km of river frontage, is a place where the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 is brought back to life.
This private game reserve, a registered Natural Heritage Site, overlooks the famous battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The Lodge and Guest House face roughly north-east and have commanding views 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.
David and Nicky Rattray have pioneered heritage tourism in South Africa and have created an award-winning destination for visitors to savour the extraordinary saga of the Anglo-Zulu War. Led by some of the finest guides in South Africa, thought-provoking and often emotionally charged tours are conducted daily to the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
Here you will learn about arguably Britain’s worst defeat ever.
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Fugitive’s Drift combines a game reserve, fantastic food and South African history into a wonderful day out. You will be taken to the battlefields where the British fought against the Zulus and together with a guide immerse yourself in what was a bloody and important war in the history of South Africa. After a day spent on the battlefields, you can share your around the fire and at the dinner table. Fugitive’s Drift is a must-visit.