Find your African Space at Rorke’s Drift Hotel!

At Rorke’s Drift on the Buffalo River, visitors will be stunned by our beautiful position, our imposing views and the unique architectural design. We are a Retreat to Reality for the adventurous spirit!

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 Area tab) Our comfortable modern facilities were completed in 2011. Download our 2018 brochure. Our facebook page –

Rorke’s wagon drift 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 is 15 minutes downstream.

Welcome to Rorkes Drift Hotel

The view from our deck that surrounds the Dining Room, Lounge and Bar. Within it are Rorke’s Wagon Drift, the Old Wagon Road to Zululand, the Masotcheni cemetery in the clump of trees, 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 historic actions that happened in 1879.

The Main Building looking towards the main entrance with the deck and the view behind you. Kwa Jimu Bar is on the left and the Shiyane Restaurant on the right.  The round building with its natural colouring and thatched roof blends into the hillside and its scale is deceptive until you enter the front door.

Below is accommodation ‘Fort 1’ on the right and our ‘pool with the view’ sheltering between the two buildings.