News from Rorke's Drift

Loving your Lockdown?
When we are allowed to travel, you may be anxious for a change of scene and something interesting to do and see. We are offering discounted rates for a two-night stay and the economic option of self-guided visits to the local battlefields which are all well presented with interpretations, maps and museums.
Visit Blood River on your way to us to set the scene for the history that made the battle of Isandlwana the greatest loss of British military in a single day between Waterloo and WW1, and the action at Rorke’s Drift on the same day witness the award of 11 Victoria Crosses.
We are hibernating with a skeleton crew and doing all the little jobs to be ready for Spring when it comes. Our office is open, most of the time anyway.😔

Impi Enduro 2019

The famous event for cross-country motorbikes gathered beside the Buffalo River at Rorke's Drift  for the weekend of 10-13 October with many of the competitors staying in the comfort of the Hotel. Over 200 entries undertook the arduous trail in the battlefields towards Isandlwana, scaling the Ngedla Heights to the remote countryside beyond. The annual event is inspired by the feats of the Zulu Impis confronting the British Army's invasion in January 1879.  The event is a qualifier for the Roof of Africa International.