• Fugitive's Drift Kwa-Zulu Natal, South African Family Holiday Destination

Fugitives' Drift: 4-Day Itinerary Family Holiday Special Offer (KZN)

R 9 660 Per Person Sharing for 3-Nights

The best places to reconnect as a family are often found in secluded parts of the world, where distractions are minimal, and beauty surrounds. Fugitives' Drift is one of these places, except it does offer plenty to see and do on a family holiday in the heart of KZN, South Africa.

It's where history lessons are brought to life, overlooking the famous historical battle sites of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Set within a 5000-acre game reserve with 22km of river frontage, Fugitives’ Drift has something for the whole family, with plentiful game, hiking routes, and incredible historical tours.

Cost per person for 3-Nights 

  • R9 660 per adult sharing  - 1 child (under the age of 12) per adult free of charge.
  • Includes a 70% discount on your stay.

Special Offer Includes: 

  • Luxury Accommodation 
  • All meals included.
  • All activities listed in the Itinerary (see below).

Special Offer excludes:  

  • The Community & Conservation Levy, R175 per adult per night / R85 per child per night.
  • Drinks.
  • Laundry.

Location:

Expires: 15 December 2021

** Special Offer Rates Subject to Availability

Arrival - Day 1

On your afternoon of arrival, you'll be personally greeted by our staff and shown around the Lodge.

Guests will make their way up to either the dining room or the Harford Library for lunch, which is served from 1 pm – 2 pm. The Harford Library offers stunning views over the Buffalo River and Isandlwana.

After lunch, spend an hour having a look around the extensive Fugitives’ Drift Museum, or simply just be and relax in the Lodge gardens, and if you're up to it, you could always take a dip in one of the swimming pools.

That evening join us for drinks and canapes around the fire, followed by a four-course dinner in the dining room.

Day 2

Be woken up with your choice of tea or coffee delivered straight to your room, before enjoying Breakfast served in the dining room from 6:50 am.

The Isandlwana Tour departs at 7.30 am, and en-route to the battlefield, you'll listen to an audio narration by David Rattray, describing the background to the events of the morning of 22nd January 1879.

At 9 am you'll get a chance to visit the Isandlwana Museum, after which you'll be taken onto the battlefield where the lecture will begin.

At about 11:30 am we will serve tea and coffee, after which you will have the opportunity to visit the various gravesites at Isandlwana. Another audio is played during your return to Fugitives' Drift where you'll hear the harrowing stories of the survivors and the significant events of the battle of Isandlwana.

After lunch, spend an hour having a look around the Fugitives’ Drift Museum, relaxing in the Lodge, or by one of our swimming pools.

Afternoon tea and our delicious homemade cake of the day are available from 3:30 pm on the Lodge veranda.

From 4 pm, you'll have the opportunity to join one of our guided walks through the reserve to see the graves of Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill. These legendary soldiers were the first-ever posthumous recipients of the Victoria Cross; awarded for their gallantry in attempting to save the regimental Queen’s Colours following the disaster at Isandlwana. We are fortunate to have their last resting place here at Fugitives’ Drift, buried where they fell.

The graves walk takes approximately one hour and includes 3km of stunning views across the Buffalo River. Rest assured, it is a relatively easy walk but does involve a short climb.

Pre-dinner drinks and canapes are served around the fire at 7 pm, followed by a four-course dinner in the dining room.

Day 3

Be woken up with your choice of tea or coffee delivered straight to your room, before enjoying Breakfast served in the dining room from 6:50 am until 9 am.

This is your chance to spend the morning either sleeping in or enjoying one of our guided or unguided walks around our 5000-acre game reserve. These marked walks follow trails within our beautiful reserve, giving you the opportunity to see zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, and antelope. Bird lovers come prepared to be delighted by the 300 species of bird that we have on the reserve.

For the more adventurous, the Fugitives’ Trail is an excellent option. This hike covers the route from Isandlwana back to Fugitives’ Drift, following the path that the Fugitives took fleeing Isandlwana on the 22nd January 1879. The trail is roughly 10km and is dependent on the height of the Buffalo River (which needs to be crossed at the end of the walk – so swimming may be involved!). The walk traverses some rough terrain, so should only be undertaken if you have a reasonable level of fitness and appropriate footwear.

Lunch is served between 1 pm – 2 pm.

The Rorke’s Drift Tour departs at 3 pm.
Upon arrival at the battlefield, there is an opportunity to look around the museum before the lecture begins. There is very little walking involved with this tour. The lecture concludes around 5:30 pm; you will then have the opportunity to look around the various memorials and graves before returning to the Lodge.

Pre-dinner drinks and canapes are served around the fire at 7 pm, followed by a four-course dinner in the dining room.

Departure - Day 4

After a leisurely wake-up, enjoy breakfast – served up until 9 am - on the lodge veranda.
Check-out time is 10 am.

Terms and Conditions

  • Offer valid until 31 July 2021.
  • We are following recommended health and safety protocols to keep our guests and staff safe.
  • A 20% deposit is required for confirmation of this special rate.
  • Single rates apply.
  • Full payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Provisional bookings will be held for 7 days.
  • Bookings made within 2 weeks of arrival must be paid in full or we regret we will be unable to hold the room.