About Rorkes Drift Lodge

Our history

Originally a farmstead on the Anglo-Zulu battlefields from the 1800s, Rorke’s Drift Lodge first welcomed guests 10 years ago. Accordingly, the lodge has six comfortable, private self-catering chalets, set in the rolling, landscaped gardens on the farm.

We are proud to be known for our hospitality, good food and picturesque views. Indeed, guests experience their stay at the lodge as more than just a holiday… it’s a little bit of heaven!

Where to find us

Our lodge is in a secluded area some 45km south east from Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal. In short, access is down a 5km farm track, after a 21km drive on dirt road.

Nguni cattle roam across the farm here. These animals, an icon of traditional Zulu culture, may be the world’s most beautiful cattle.

Furthermore, across the landscape dotted with paperbark acacias, you can spot many other animals and birds too.

As evening approaches, the spectacular sunset paints vivid colours across the sky. Also, owls, frogs, beetles and other nocturnal animals will remind you that you are in nature. Before long, the Southern Cross and Milky Way can be seen in the clear night skies.

Nguni cattle at Rorkes Drift Lodge

Our facilities

The facilities at the Lodge are designed to ensure guests truly feel they were invited to stay!

Relax at the pool at Rorkes Drift Lodge
Pool and sun deck

Enjoy cocktails on our sun loungers around the pool or plunge in to cool down in summer.

Braai area at Rorkes Drift Lodge
Braai area

Our communal braai area has stunning views – for a traditional South African braai.

Dining room

Our luxurious, private dining room, where you can enjoy meals our kitchen creates.

Celebrating a special event?

Pre-book our communal dining areas, and we can tailor our menu around the requirements for your event. Thus you can enjoy memorable group getaways, corporate teambuilding events, birthdays, anniversaries and intimate weddings.

Our secluded area enables guests to enjoy an exceptional experience of Africa in safety.
Have fun, relax and absorb the vistas, and the soul can find peace.