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About Rorkes Drift Hotel

Rorke’s Drift Hotel overlooks a wide sweep of the Buffalo River on the slopes of Shiyane/The Oscarberg, in the rolling hills of Zululand. The historic crossing that gives the area its name is within our grounds and was the connection between the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.

Our comfortable modern facilities are priced to meet the needs of the discerning traveller who will enjoy peaceful relaxation in the rural landscape, surrounded by iconic history and natural countryside.

Visitors will be stunned by our position overlooking the Buffalo River, with its open views across the river towards Isandlwana, and by its architectural design that is a modern amalgam of Zulu and Victorian cultures. Arriving guests will see the array of the large round buildings that provide all the facilities for the hotel. The round style of the buildings with natural coloured finishes and their thatched roofs draws from the Zulu tradition, and the unique roof design provides spacious rooms and generous natural light. The extensive deck extends around the dining and lounge areas.

The accommodation/forts have open centres which give access to each of the double en-suite rooms. Here the traditional Zulu style is left on the outside while the décor and finishes in the centre are inspired by the Victorians. The furnishings of the rooms will reflect the era of the Victorian soldier, with each room named after a distinguished warrior of the campaign.

  • Response Rate: 83%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 13 hours
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 4 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Zulu (isiZulu)
  • Afrikaans
  • French
  • Russian

Grading

  • AA Highly Recommended
* Please enquire for further details.

Availability and pricing

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  • Double/Twin Rooms Sleeps 2 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 7 The furnishings of the generous double/twin en-suite bedrooms reflect the bygone era of the Victorian soldier, but with... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan see more Double beds, Private bathroom, En-suite, Balcony/patio, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
    from R2890 Room rate
    • Rooms Adults
      • Single Rooms Sleeps 1 Includes: D B & B Rooms / Units: 4 The furnishings of these single en-suite rooms also reflect the era of the Victorian soldier. Enjoy the exceptional... see more Features:  En-suite, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater see more En-suite, Balcony/patio, Single beds, Garden views, Fan, Heater, Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms
        from R1600 Room rate
        • Rooms Adults

          Reviews for Rorkes Drift Hotel

          4 guest reviews Reviews of

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          David Wray, South Africa
          09 October 2014

          We wish we could have stayed longer at what s a beautiful spot well located for the Zulu battlefields. The evening meal was really good and made ore enjoyable by everybody sitting together and sharing experiences.

          Joost den Butter, Netherlands
          17 November 2013

          Fantastic place to be and very close to main battlefields. Superb room!

          Mark Abelson, South Africa
          01 April 2013

          Although a bit rustic this hotel has a beautiful location, clean comfortable beds and good food at a reasonable price.

          Jane Seggie, South Africa
          09 October 2011

          Pleasant stay. Management and staff great! Beds very comfy. Food fair.

          Rorkes Drift Hotel Map

          Rorkes Drift Hotel is 0.8km from the centre of Rorkes Drift , the nearest airport 99.4km (Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi Airport).
          *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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