Gallery

Please take a look through our picture galleries or our video tour – there is plenty to see! This is just to give a taste of what is in store for your visit to Rorkes Drift if you allow enough time…

Take a look at: The Hotel - Outside and In, On Our Doorstep, Local Destinations, Dawn to Dusk

The Hotel - Outside and In

The hotel's epic landscape
across river 2018 - Copy
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40-seat conference suite
Shiyane Restaurant lunching 75 guests
Breakfast Spot - view to Wagon Drift, Fort Melvill and Isandlwana Road
outside steps to the deck
The fountain at the centre of the accommodation Fort
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View across the pool and the river to Masotcheni (Hill of the Soldiers)
Aloe flowering in the winter (July)
Hotel with Isandlwana beyond
The Bushman Room Library
The Bushman Room Library
Welcome guard from Dundee Die-Hards (by arrangement)
Sundowner spot - view to Ngedla Heights
Double room in Fort 1
the view from a River View Room
Twin room in Fort 2
Meeting room on the Mezzanine
Reception area in Main Building
Water feature in Fort 2
Guests partying after supper
Group transport in the car park
The Impi Enduro starting - October
Conference for 55 in the lounge
Fountain in Fort 1
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twin handbasins in the shower room, Fort 2
standard room-twin (2)
Dining room in the dusk; the social triangular tables

On Our Doorstep

The mission bell tower on the hill overlooking the RD battlefield
View from Shiyane up-river and of Hotel
Rural idyll by the Bridle Trail
San cave
Fort Melvill - the camp enclosure with R Buffalo and Isandlwana beyond
Memorial and mass grave of British Soldiers
Walkers nearing Kwa Jimu
Old stones over the ridge
Riding off to Rorke's Drift - and lunch!
Riding to Isandlwana on the Bridle Trail
Zulu memorial and the museum (site of hospital) at Rorke's Drift Battlefield
James Rorke's Grave
On the battlements of Ft Melvill
Lutheran Church on the site of the store of 1879|
Isandlwana Dawn
Isandlwana Battlefield from slopes of The Hill
Cave at Isandlwana
Isandlwana Hill with memorials
Buffalo River Gorge in flood
The well at Fort Northampton
Fort Northampton - protecting the roadway
View from Shiyane to Isandlwana Hill
Zulu memorial to peace at RD
Memorial and grave of Lts Melvill and Coghill VC
At the San cave
Guests taking short cut (our drive is not that bad!)
Buffalo River gorge, just 8 ft wide (Zulu Impi Crossing point)
View of Fugitive's Drift with low river level
San paintings by the cave
Driving across James Rorke's original Wagon Drift
Crossing the Batsche River - Bridle Trail
Crossing Fugitive's Drift with assistance
Arts & Craft Centre; traditional manufacture of pots
Arts & Craft Centre; spinning wool for rugs
The Cliffs beauty spot
Giant Ibis drying itself on The Cliffs
and Downstream
Family ride
Matoscheni Cemetery with hotel below Shiyane
Southern Bald Ibis nesting at The Cliffs
Tranquil paddle upstream
Skirl of pipes in the dusk

Local Destinations

Ulundi - detail from Monument
Monument at Ulundi on site of British Square
Talana Museum, Dundee
Talana Hill - view across Dundee
Grave of Gen. Penn-Symons, Dundee
Newcastle Town Hall and statue to Mounted Rifles
Spion Kop - the central memorial
Spion Kop - British Soldiers\' grave marker
Spion Kop - Sentry\'s grave with Drakensberg beyond
Spion Kop - Memorials with Ladysmith beyond
Spion Kop
Elandslaagte -  view from Boer Memorial to the ILH
Memorial to Prince Louis Napoleon from Queen Victoria
Graves of Troopers who fell with Louis Napoleon
Memorials where Prince Louis Napoleon was killed
Mangeni Falls
Mangeni Falls
Mangeni Falls - The gorge below
Ladysmith - Manchester memorial
Ladysmith - Caesar\'s Camp; Manchesters\' Memorial with Bulwana behind
Grave of Campbell below cliffs at Hloblane
Memorial at Ingogo Heights
Memorials at Talana; hill behind
Hloblane; Devil's pass from the bottom
Cemetery at Fort Prospect
Fort Amiel, Newcastle; helograph display
Elandslagte  - the two hills defended by the Boers
Elandslaagte -  the memorial to the Imperial Light Horse
Ladysmith - Wagon Hill; Devons memorial
Ladysmith - Centralised Boer memorial \'The Hands\'
Blood River - Memorial to the Day of the Vow
Blood River - view of circle of Wagons
Blood River - visitors posing with life size wagons
Blood River - the ring of 64 bronze covered wagons
Tendeka Nek from Devil's Pass; Hloblane

Dawn to Dusk

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sunset over the car park
Moon over Ngedla on 22 January 2011
Sunset
Dawn downriver & reflected lights for the early staff
Fishermen in the dawn
Sunset
Sunset past the River Rooms
Summer rain and bows
What's at the end of the rainbow?
Summer evening light on Ngedla Heights