Welcome to Rorke's Drift Hotel

   Find your African Space at Rorke’s Drift Hotel! Jan2012 (3)        At Rorke's Drift on the Buffalo River, the views from the Hotel are spectacular and full of interest with gentle walks or hikes in our natural bush surroundings to revive and stimulate. The wagon drift (ford)that gives the area its name is within our grounds, and of course there is the Battlefield, just 5 minutes or a short walk away, where 11 Victoria Crosses were awarded. The dramatic field of Isandlwana that was fought on the same day is just a 20 minute drive, and the poignant memorial at Fugitive's Drift, 15 minutes downstream. We are the Hub and the Heartbeat of the Battlefields, in the centre of the actions of the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Nearby, Blood River and Talana respectively add interest to the Boer-Zulu confrontation in 1838 and the South African War of 1899-1902. Unique subjects for photographers and artists, birders and relaxers draw guests for multiple visits. The Hotel is 45mins from Dundee and 25 mins from Nqutu and approached on good gravel roads;  the journey from Jo'burg or Durban encourages our guests to spend at least two nights, and a week will still leave things undone for your next visit ( see Sarah's Diary in our Destinations page) Our comfortable modern facilities were completed in 2011 and are a unique architectural design taken from the Zulu idiom. The soaring thatched roof  encloses spacious bar, lounge and dining areas, all with huge windows showing the views. Do have a quick look at our gallery and our online brochure on the link  Brochures 2015; or see our video on https://youtu.be/CvK1iwIBf0A All the accommodation is ensuite with our two accommodation ‘Forts’ offerring 15 double/twin rooms in a choice of river view, standard and family room options. In addition we have five single 'courier' rooms and a quirky one on the mezzanine. Visitors will be stunned by our beautiful position with imposing views over Zululand, and towards Isandlwana, which are enriched by the history and the stories that you should hear from our deck. Both our local battlefields are well presented with their own small museums and leaflets and we can book a professional guide for you. You may join a group or have individual attention to meet your wishes, or book your own guide. The stunning venue is available for conferences, small weddings and special functions and annually gains an Award of Excellence fom TripAdvisor.com

Welcome to Rorke’s Drift Hotel

This is the view from our deck that surrounds the Dining Room, Lounge and Bar. Within it are Rorke's original Drift, the Old Wagon Road to Zululand, the cemetery in the clump of trees where 12 Victorian soldiers lie, Sihayo's stronghold and just over the hill on the right, the noted feature of Isandlwana. Once you know the outline of the history, the stories that link events through this view will be memorable and you will know you have arrived in the centre of the actions that happened in 1879. rorkes drift hotel interior This view above is inside the Main Building looking towards the main entrance with the deck and the view behind you. Kwa Jim Bar is on the left and the Shiyane Restaurant on the right.  The round style of the building with natural coloured finishes and thatched roof draws from the Zulu tradition and this unique roof design provides comfortable space with generous natural light. Our lobby facilities also include a gift shop and the Bushman Room Library. Below is the view with accommodation 'Fort 1' on the right and our 'pool with the view' sheltering between the two buildings.  The Forts have open centre courtyards giving access to the guest rooms. Each generous ensuite double or twin room has modern furnishings under a soaring thatched roof and a French window to the an outside deck. Each room carries the name of a distinguished character from 19th Century Natal history. CIMG0004