Isandlwana Battlefields Lodge

About Isandlwana Lodge

This lodge is in an ideal location as it is near some of the major game reserves in the area and it is within driving distance of the battle grounds. The lodge offers daily tours to these historic sites with the resident historian, Rob Gerrard. The Lodge also offers photographic safaris, walking, horse trails and cultural experiences.

Isandlwana Lodge has a spectacular setting high up against Nyoni Rock, where the Zulu commander stood during the Battle of Isandlwana, a defining battle in the history of South Africa. You look straight across the battlefield where 1200 British soldiers met their end at the hands of the Zulu army. This luxurious lodge is built of stone, glass and thatch, and the decoration is a pleasing combination of traditional and modern styles. Food and hospitality are first-class. Each bedroom has a balcony overlooking some of the most breathtaking scenery in Zululand.

Resident historian and gifted raconteur Rob Gerrard leads tours of both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Horse trails offer the rare chance to ride through open country as far as the eye can see. The lodge is set in a landscape dotted with small Zulu farms. You can walk in these communal lands and the lodge will arrange cultural tours, visiting villages in the area or in remote Qhudeni.

Community involvement

The lodge is rooted in the local community. The local traditional authority was delighted by the prospect of having a tourist lodge close to their village, and the Isandlwana Community Tribal Trust was established to channel funds into the local community for schools, health facilities etc. The Trust receives a percentage of the lodge’s turnover and owns up to 10% of the shares in the lodge. Twenty three villagers are employed at the lodge.

Accommodation

Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a simple mixture of traditional and modern styles. All rooms face the historic and scenically beautiful Isandlwana plain with a view of the mountain. Isandlwana Lodge is the ideal location for executive conferences or team-building getaways, where groups can benefit from unique concepts, developed and built around the battles by the resident historian and superb stroyteller, Rob Gerrard, author and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

For Groups and Families needing something a little bigger, with self-catering facilities, the 3-bedroom Isandlwana Guesthouse can accommodate up to six people. Please ask us for more details.

 

Facilities and Recreation

Well known as an excellent place to visit the famous Anglo-Zulu battlefields, Isandlwana is also a great location to learn more about Zulu culture, and go hiking, horse-riding or birding. Visit Isandlwana Lodge and experience the real Africa with the flagship tours of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift. Depending on your interests, trained guides from the local community take guests on a walking tour to a Zulu village, to visit a typical Zulu homestead, the historic St. Vincent’s Church, the schools or clinic. The final stop is a fascinating visit to a Sangoma (diviner).


Rooms at Isandlwana Lodge

Bedroom with Battlefields view at Isandlwana Lodge

Suites: Max Guests: 2 persons

Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a simple mixture of traditional and modern styles. All rooms face the historic and scenically beautiful Isandlwana plain with a view of the mountain.

Hotel Rates and Specials Offers

Isandlwana is often a destination that is included in longer special interest itineraries. Please let us know if you have would like an itinerary put together which includes other battlefields/ battlefield lodges or game lodges and one of our knowledgeable consultants will work with you to create your KZN adventure

Sharing

R 1 695 per person sharing per night

Single Occupancy

R 1 695 per person per night
There is no Single Supplement for this offer


Includes all meals and 1 Battlefields tour, VAT @ 15% and a 1% tourism levy
A minimum 2 nights stay applies
This special is valid for SADEC residents only. International guests, please ask us for our discounted rates for internationals

Isandlwana Lodge Standard Rates Include
  • Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch
  • 1 Battlefields Tour
  • Vat at 15% and a 1% Tourism Levy

  • First two people in a room are charged adult’s sharing rate, regardless of age.
  • 2 night minimum policy applies on weekends.
  • Different rates apply for kids sharing in inter-leading standard rooms

How to get to Isandlwana Battlefields Lodge

Directions From Joburg To Isandlwana Lodge

Take N3 South past Heidelberg, onto Villiers.
Left onto R103 & R34 to Vrede, Memel & Newcastle, turn right at T-Junction, follow road throught town and turn right onto N-11 at the next T-Junction.
Aftter 10/20 Km turn left onto R621.
Follow signs to Dundee.
From Dundee Take R-68 to Nqutu, follow it for approximately 15 k's, turn right at signs to Isandlwana and Isandlwana Lodge.
Follow road for 9-K's to Village of Isandlwana

Directions From KZN and Durban To Isandlwana Lodge

North Coast

Take N-2 North to Eshowe exit,
Take R66 through Eshowe to Melmoth, and from Melmoth, take R68 to Babanago
(approximately 42 k's toward Dundee you will see signs to Isandlwana and Isandlwana Lodge, turn left and follow for 9 k's to the Village of Isandlwana.

From Dundee:

Take R-68 to Nqutu, follow it for approximately 15 k's, turn right at signs to Isandlwana and Isandlwana Lodge.
Follow road for 9-K's to Village of Isandlwana.

From Durban:

Take N2 Coastal Road North, past Stanger.
Turn left to Eshowe on R66 and Gingindlovu tollgate.
Proceed through Eshowe to Melmoth. Approximately 3 kms through Melmoth, turn left onto R68 to Dundee/Babanango.
Unfortunately this signboard is not always visable from the road. Please keep a look-out when you come to this point on R68.
Your next town is Babanango. At the stop sign in Babanango turn left. You are still on R68 to Dundee/Nqutu.
From Babanango to the Isandlwana Lodge turn0off is 41 kms. Continue along dirt road for 9 kms into Isandlwana Village.
Follow the sign to the Information Centre and drive post to Isandlwana Lodge.
Please be careful of pothole between Melmoth and Babanango. Time 3-1/2 hours.