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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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cmd46 wrote a review Feb 2019
Swellendam, South Africa4 contributions
Stayed two nights here & glad we did. Wonderful place, food good, very clean. Ros was a super host. All staff very friendly & Dolton who took us on the battle fields trips was a super guide very informative & a good sense of humour. Loved it
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Date of stay: February 2019
MDLS56 wrote a review Jan 2019
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom35 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a great find! A spectacular lodge located high over the famous Isandlwana battle field just below the rocks where the Zulu generals of old directed operations. You will only come here if interested in the Anglo-Zulu battlefields. Our guide of both the battle at Isandlwana and defence of Rorke’s Drift was Dalton, a proud Zulu historian with impeccable recollection of detail and dates, bringing clarity to fact over fiction in a blink. A wonderful story teller with the ability to roll back the years and bring all to life. Quite extraordinary. Our hosts, Roz and Shane were great, involving much of themselves in the enjoyment of our stay. Comfortable rooms, good home cooked food, and warming log fires are all to be found here as well as (very) generous wine measures.
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Date of stay: January 2019
DianevanVuuren wrote a review Dec 2018
Durban, South Africa175 contributions51 helpful votes
What a beautiful Lodge, you are welcomed and taken care of from the moment you arrive. The décor is fabulous, lovely bedrooms with views over Isandlwana Battlefields - views from all over the Lodge, plenty of places to sit, be it in the lobby area to the library or outside taking in the magnificent views. Even views from the pool deck. A great place to stay whilst having a private guide to take you to the Battlefields and give one a good grounding of what took place at the battle sites. Good beautifully prepared food. Ros and her team are excellent hosts, one really gets spoilt! A definite for South Africans to experience!
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Date of stay: December 2018
AvidTraveler12 wrote a review Dec 2018
Winchester, United Kingdom1568 contributions2845 helpful votes
If you are interested in British history then the site of one of the worst British military disasters in a 5 star setting would be for you. The hotel itself is set on a ridge a few miles away from the battleground. The ridge is famous as the Zulu generals who commanded the Zulu warriors on the day of the battle stood here. The view is simply breathtaking and you can see for miles and miles around. The hotel itself is breathtaking also. Modern, contemporary but has a very cosy feeling. Staff are very attentive, warm and welcoming. All rooms come with balconies and stunning views.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Linda H wrote a review Dec 2018
Yeovil, United Kingdom2301 contributions562 helpful votes
Wish we had had more than two nights here. You could spend a day just sitting on the terrace watching the birds and enjoying the view. Food and wine was excellent. Our bedroom was comfy, spotless and had a great view. We felt at home the minute we arrived. Glasses of wine were huge! Ros and Shane were really great to chat to. Wifi was available in the lodge but not our bedroom. We felt very safe and secure
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Date of stay: November 2018
US$445 - US$553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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