Experience 5-star accommodation internationally acclaimed battlefield tourism and world class hospitality. The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The Spectacular Fugitives’ Drift property, a 5000-acre Natural Heritage Site, overlooks both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, and includes the site where Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill lost their lives attempting to save the Queen’s colour of their regiment.
Take part in Fugitives’ Drift’s awe-inspiring battlefield tours, which bring the battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana to life, leaving one with a deep and tangible insight into some of the most moving of South Africa’s battlefields.
Fugitive’s Drift is renowned for delivering awe-inspiring battlefield tours that bring the battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana to life. Expanding on these experiences, and keeping in line with our children’s policy, Fugitives’ Drift offers dedicated tours for children under 12 years of age. The interactive tours will engage and inspire children with stories of the bravery and courage of British Soldiers and Zulu warriors. These tours, which can be tailored to the age and interest level of the child, will conclude with a game drive. On the game walk children will have the opportunity to see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, nyala and other non-threatening game. They will have the opportunity to discover the traditional medicinal uses of the flora and fauna of the region as well.
Experience Five-star accommodation, world-class battlefield tours, abundant game and birdlife, superb food and wine, and breath-taking views out over Zululand and the battlefields make for a once in a lifetime experience. The Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The spectacular Fugitives’ Drift property, a 5000 acre Natural Heritage site, overlooks both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, and includes the site where Lieutenant Melvill and Coghill lost their lives attempting to save the Queen’s colour of their regiment.
Over the years The Rorke’s Drift Education Fund and The Isandlwana Education appeal have assisted in a number of schemes, which focus on the education of these disadvantaged communities.
Fairview House is a family-owned boutique hotel situated on 68 acres of spectacular countryside, named for its exceptional views over the Tsitsikamma Mountains and fynbos-rich valleys of the Garden Route National Park. Fairview is the coastal sister to Fugitives’ Drift owned and run by Andrew and Anel Rattray. You will have your own private estate with wonder views over Keurbooms nature reserve and mountains. 8 en suite rooms for all ages which include two family rooms and a swimming pool, there is also a self-catering cottage that sleeps 6.
Activities on offer during your stay include mountain biking where you can enjoy breath-taking views and viewing the array of plains game that live on the reserve such as giraffe, zebra, blesbok, kudu, wildebeest, impala, and more. Nature walks take guests along scenic walking trails through the reserve surrounds, while focusing attention on the vegetation, spoor, game, birds, insects, medicinal properties and other fascinating facts.
For those keen on fly fishing, the game reserve is bordered by the Buffalo River Gorge and provides a fantastic fishing spot. Spend a morning in spectacular and tranquil surroundings, fishing for Natal Yellow Fish. Another exciting excursion is to Blood River, this is where a battle was fought between the Boers and the Zulus and this trip is well worth the drive, 64 life-sized solid bronze wagons now sit on the site of the battle and are quite remarkable.
Fugitive Drift 2024 Rates can be found on their website.