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LOCATIONAnglo-Zulu BattlefieldsPOOLYes
BIG 5 GAME RESERVENoSPANo
OFF ROADYesAIRCONNo
CAMP FENCEDYesCELLPHONE SIGNALYes
CHILD POLICYChildren aged 7 & older are welcomeMALARIA AREANo
WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLYNoWI-FIYes


UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
  • Enjoy total relaxation in one of the luxuriously comfortable en-suite bedrooms, each with sweeping panoramac views & soak up the ambience of your surrounds, from the pool-deck or wrap-around verandah.
  • The resident guide will entice your senses with mesmerising stories of The Battle of Isandlwana as he is a decendent of one of the Impi warriors.
  • A variety of guided Battlefield & Cultural tours, as well as day drives, to one of Africa's oldest game reserves, are available to suit every request.




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DATE ROOM TYPE RATES RULES
01 February - 31 December 2019 Standard Room R 1,695 per person per night sharing SA Residents special offer for advance bookings includes accommodation, all meals and 1 x Battlefields Tour
* surcharges on all special rates and a minimum 3 night stay may apply over peak holiday periods & long weekends.

SINGLE ACCOMMODATION
• There is no additional cost for single accommodation on the special offers listed above.
CHILD POLICY
• Max one child aged 7 to 12 years may share with two adults and will pay R 520 per night for meals and R 700 per activity / tour booked (optional)
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES NEARBY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
• Tour of Isandlwana Battlefields
• Tour of Rorke’s Drift Battlefields
• Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift Battlefield Combination Tour
• Zulu Village Tour
• Game Drives
IMPORTANT NOTES
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• Rates are valid for SA Residents only. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.



INFORMATION
GETTING THERE
Approximately 5 hours drive from Johannesburg
Approximately 3.5 hours drive from King Shaka International Airport (Durban)
 
ACCOMMODATION
12 x Standard Rooms 

MORE ABOUT ISANDLWANA LODGE
 
The lodge is built on the side of the iNyoni rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879. Guests can enjoy unparalleled views from the crisp early light of a sparkling Zulu dawn to the splendour of the African sunset. Unwind in the pool built among the rocks after a day on the battlefields or enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the library where you can catch up on your history.
 
Isandlwana Lodge is the ideal location for executive conferences or team-building getaways, where groups can benefit from the unique concepts, developed and built around the battles by the historian, Rob Gerrard, author and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
 
Enjoy total relaxation at this lodge by soaking up the ambience of the surroundings, from the pool deck or wrap around veranda. The end the day unwind over sundowners and snacks at the intimate bar or relax over a delicious home cooked meal and a glass of south African wine with the mountains in the distance.
 
Accommodation
Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. All rooms face the historic and scenically beautiful Isandlwana plain with a view of the mountain.

Dining
The specialist chef to provide you with some of the best food in KwaZulu-Natal.
 
Game Drives
Isandlwana Lodge is within a comfortable driving distance of several of South Africa’s most spectacular game reserves, enabling guests to combine enjoyment of Zululand’s rich wildlife heritage as well as the living history of the battlefields. Visit the infamous Umfolozi and Hluhluwe Game Reserves as well as the superb Mkhuze Game Reserve.

LODGE FEATURES
Swimming Pool
Bar
WIFI
Restaurant
Wrap around veranda
Dining room
 
ROOM FEATURES
En-suite bathroom
Fans
Coffee & tea station
 
 
ABOUT THE AREA - THE BATTLEFIELDS REGION

Those interested in the history of the area and the country will be mesmerised by the story telling of the resident guide, Dalton Ngobese, himself a descendent of one of the impi warriors at The Battle of Isandlwana. But if walking, climbing, bird-watching or mountain biking are your preference, the options are endless.  A host of guided Battlefield and cultural tours, as well as day drives, to one of Africa’s oldest game reserves, are available to suit every request.

The battles fought in the rolling hills and valleys of northern KwaZulu-Natal some 120 years ago changed the course of South African history, and still today, the area now known as the ''Battlefields'' seems to echo with the heroic and often tragic deeds of the past. The sites of famous skirmishes that rocked the British, weakened the Boers and broke the mighty Zulu nation continue to draw visitors.
 
Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift are two of the most famous battlefields in the country, and also perhaps in British history, perhaps because it was here that, in a furious two-hour battle, Zulu forces armed primarily with traditional spears and shields thrashed the mighty British Colonial Empire forces, one of the few times they were ever routed by an indigenous army. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to those who defended Rorke's Drift.
 
Another interesting battlefield site is Spioenkop, where three men who would play an important role in world affairs were present. Winston Churchill was there as a war correspondent, Mahatma Gandhi was present as a stretcher bearer, and Louis Botha became the first prime minister of the Union of South Africa. Visits to Elandslaagte, the Blood River Monument and Talana Museum near Dundee are also worthwhile.
 
On an annual basis, numerous re-enactments of some of the famous battles take place. These are great fun-filled affairs with many local people dressing up in bright red, colonial British soldier or traditional Zulu warrior attire. Food, music and other activities often accompany these events.




GETTING THERE


DIRECTIONS
From Johannesburg to the Lodge
  • Take N3 South passing Heidelberg, go onto Villiers. Branch left onto R103 and R34 to Vrede, Memel and Newcastle. 
  • In Newcastle, turn right at the T – Junction, follow the road through the town and turn right onto the N11 at the next T – Junction. 
  • After approximately 20 km turn left onto the R621 and follow sign to Dundee. Travel through Dundee and follow R33 / R68 to Nqutu. 
  • Approximately 5 km from Dundee turn right onto R68 to Nqutu. Centre of Nqutu at the cross roads turn right. Continue along R68 for 14km. 
  • Turn right on a dirt road following signs to Isandlwana Battlefield and Isandlwana Lodge. Continue along the dirt road for 9 km into Isandlwana Village. 
  • Follow the sign to Information Centre and drive past to Isandlwana Lodge.

From Durban to the lodge
  • Take N2 Coastal Road North, past Stanger.  
  • Turn left to Eshowe on R66 and Gingindlovu tollgate.  
  • Proceed through Eshowe to Melmoth.  Approximately 5 km after Melmoth, turn left onto R68 to Dundee/Babanango.  
  • Travel on this road for 25,5 km.  Watch for the first major right turn to Babanango/Dundee. 
  • Please keep a look out when you come to this point on the R68 as it can be easily missed. 
  • If you cross a very narrow bridge shortly after you should have turned right, you have gone too far. 
  • Turn around and go back to the T-junction and turn left on the Babanango/Dundee Road 
 
 
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