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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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Compass60813072103 wrote a review Jun 2019
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa1 contribution
Everything is perfect but a problem start when you don't have TVs on the room plus the Wi-Fi being extended to have signal on the room so you don't have to sit to the reception area to use the internet
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Date of stay: May 2019
52charlie wrote a review May 2019
Reading, United Kingdom24 contributions5 helpful votes
An amazing place to stay when visiting the Zulu Battlefields. The hosts and staff are very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble . The rooms are spacious and well equipped with great views. The food is the best of home cooking and well presented. There are views from every location in the lodge and only wish we had more time there to enjoy them. The Zulu guide who came with us to the battle sites was very knowledgeable although sometimes a little hard to understand.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Nellietheelephant wrote a review Mar 2019
Powys, United Kingdom186 contributions53 helpful votes
Superb. There is no way to convey just how fantastic this lodge is. As you rattle up and down the approach roads you have no idea that such stylish luxury and such a warm welcome awaits you. Ros and Shane are great hosts that have a passion and enthusiasm that's a rare find. The interior design is just stunning and the location fantastic - a real 'pinch-me' experience to stay here - super. Lovely pool area (weather was not conducive to a swim whilst we were there but it's in a great setting) Dalton the local Zulu battlefields guide is a gem and he's so keen to share his considerable knowledge. Can't fault it and was a highlight for me during our recent travels in S Africa.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Scenic02840477661 wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
This is THE place to stay in Isandlwana - not only has it got THE view of the battlefields - the lodge is also far superior in terms of view and comfort than its 2 competitors (I know cos we checked them out whilst we were there). Our guide, Ayander was FANTASTIC - his story telling was just captivating, we really enjoyed learning from a Zulu the back stories and battle tactics of both sides. Ros was a brilliant host - we felt really at home. Our room exceeded our expectation - we were in the Zulu kings room - which was in keeping with the lodges African aesthetic but come complete with USB charging plug (super impressed with this modernity) the view from our bed of the battlefield was breathtaking. Food was fab and plentiful - if anything too much food :) - wine was great.
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Date of stay: March 2019
323RobinB wrote a review Feb 2019
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom170 contributions125 helpful votes
Beautifully sited and appointed lodge clinging to the rock face overlooking the Isandlwana battlefield in the heart of Zululand. Great hosts Roz and Shane with excellent cuisine and even better bar! Service overall splendid while battlefield visits with Dalton truly interesting and informative. Only downside is variable Wi-fi while swimming pool requires some T L C. Wish we’d stayed 3 as opposed to 2 nights.
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Date of stay: February 2019
US$445 - US$553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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