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The 4-star Rorke's Drift Hotel is situated in Zululand, on the Buffalo River of South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Province. This unique country retreat nestles under the Shiyane Mountain, on the famous Rorke's Drift battleground where part of the Zulu War took place. There are many exciting activities for guests to enjoy while staying at this hotel near Dundee. Adults and children alike will be kept busy by the surroundings and the fun things to do.

The hotel features eleven rooms, each of which provides an en-suite bathroom as well as a balcony from where magnificent views of the area can be admired. The hotel rooms are spacious and welcoming, fitted with easy-to-use amenities and a comfortable bed for guests to rest in after a long day.

Hotel room amenities:

  • Writing desk
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Twin basins
  • Hair dryer
  • Fridge
  • TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Tea/coffee making facilities.


Many outdoor activities are available to guests during a stay in Zululand. Hiking trails lead travellers through magnificent scenery in the fresh mountain air while horseback riding is also very popular. Most visitors to this region of South Africa will be interested to visit the famous battlefields including Isandlwana which was fought on 22 January 1879.


  • Hiking trails
  • Horseback riding
  • Guided excursions
  • Game hunting
  • Safari drives
  • Sightseeing tours.

The view from the deck which surrounds the dining room, the lounge and the bar is magnificent. Guests can enjoy a hearty meal at the hotel's Shiyane Restaurant, where breathtaking views can be seen. The Kwa Jima Bar is a great place to relax and socialise after a long day of activities.

Nearby Attractions

  • Isandlwana Battlefield
  • Mangeni Falls
  • Fugitive’s Drift
  • Elandskraal
  • Craft Workshop
  • Helpmekaar Village
  • Dundee
  • Talana Battlefield and Museum
  • Van Tonder’s Pass
  • Nqutu
  • Prince Imperial memorial
  • Blood River.


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Oh we had such a lovely stay at Rorkes Drift Hotel. We found the historical tours of great interest and enjoyed the many outdoor activities. The food here is delicious, and our hotel room was very comfortable.

Many thanks for making our stay so wonderful.
Sandy & Pete McDonald