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. …
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!
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.
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
Lodge is far away form everything so one should be interested in the Battlefield history otherwise there are better places to get away from the city buzz. Poorly signposted best to follow Isandlwana Battlefield signs. Location of the lodge is on a ridge offers nice views over the landscape. Our site guide for the battlefield tour was very knowledgeable and a great asset to our stay. Rooms are spacious, tasteful furnished. Food was very average and no alternatives nearby. Staff was very helpful and friendly.