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Isandlwana Lodge

Portion 20 of Reserve No: 18 No:15838 Nqutu, Isandlwana 3005 South Africa
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Isandlwana Lodge offers twelve luxury rooms all en-suite and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. The Lodge is carved into the iNyoni rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879. Enjoy unparalleled views from the crisp early light of a sparkling Zulu dawn to the splendor of the African sunset.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Zulu


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Portion 20 of Reserve No: 18 No:15838 Nqutu, Isandlwana 3005 South Africa
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Mark L wrote a review Nov 2021
37 contributions5 helpful votes
What a delightful experience, can't tell me any other lodge is better for the Battlefields! Lie in Ned and scan over the landscape feeling the battle, seeing those Graves. Food absolutely delightful and yummy! Clean and friendly, helpful staff. Tour guide, Dalton, was a great story teller and knowledgeable.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Sunscreen for hot days
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tofrek1885 wrote a review Mar 2020
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom92 contributions67 helpful votes
As so many other people have commented, this stunning-looking hotel is superbly located, with each room having magnificent views overlooking the battlefield. The overall standard of the place - staff friendliness and service, space, cleanliness of rooms and areas - was excellent. Good book- and curio shop. The dinner menu range was rather limited - as other reviewers have commented - but I have no complaints to make of the standard or quality of what I had over several days. It really is very special and THE place to stay if you are visiting the battlefield and area. It was
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Date of stay: March 2020
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bennis998516 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
The location was wonderful. the lodge the lounge and rooms were very good the pool area needed a good clean. Where it fell down was the quality and quantity of the food in relation to the price charged. The lack of courtesy and attention by mamanagement in the evenings to their guests was not acceptable compared to other locations we stayed during our vacation.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
jenen58 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dublin, Ireland25 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights . The lodge is beautiful in a wonderful setting and the tour of the battlefields was excellent . Sadly this is all let down by the worst quality food we have had in S.A. As well as been badly prepared they used the cheapest ingredients . Which for what we paid was a real let down . Pool area also needs some attention loose boards on decking etc. But the really worst part was the attitude of the manager Shane. There was another couple and ourselves staying . There was confusion over a bill for wine with an extra bottle being charged for which we didn’t have . When the receptionist tried to discuss it with him . He very rudely said if it’s the waitresses mistake she can pay for it . We were all very upset with the way he spoke to and treated his staff. Because of this and the problems with the food we would not recommend this to lodge to anyone .
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
simon p wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom17 contributions13 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights in January. We received a warm welcome, despite being two hours late, and were shown to our very nice room after a welcome drink. We had a lovely meal with super wine and admired the fantastic view over the battlefield. The next day we did the excellent battlefields tour before returning to the lodge in the evening for another lovely meal. The welcome, food, drink and view are second to none. A highlight of our tour of KZN
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: All were lovely
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US$445 - US$553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Isandlwana Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Isandlwana Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Isandlwana Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Isandlwana Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Isandlwana Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Isandlwana Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Zulu.
Are there any historical sites close to Isandlwana Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fugitive's Drift (9.0 km).