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Today the enigmatic mountain of Isandlwana nestles peacefully amongst the majestic beauty of the Zululand hills. The Lodge is carved into the iNyoni Rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on January 22, 1879. The Lodge enjoys unparallel views across the valley from the crisp early light of dawn through to the splendour of the African sunset.
A stay at the Lodge is more than a peaceful getaway for, during your stay, you will be able to re-live the history of both the Anglo-Zulu and the Anglo-Boer wars as well as experience the vibrant culture of the Zulu people. Apart from the enthralling tales of the famous battles there is plenty to see and do during your stay at Isandlwana Lodge. There is an inviting pool, built among the rocks, offering you a wonderful haven in which to relax and soak up the warm African sun. In cooler weather and in the evening, the library will enable you to hone your knowledge of the history of the area.After a day relaxing at the pool, soaking up the history or visiting other nearby attractions, relax with your favourite sundowner soaking in the majestic view from your private balcony. Make new friends in the pleasant surroundings of our lounge and allow our specialist chef to provide you with some of the finest fare in KwaZulu-Natal.
Twelve luxury rooms en-suite, tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles.
Rates Include:Accommodation, dinner, breakfast and 14% VAT.Rates Exclude:1% Tourism Levy charged per person rate per night, optional extras.
Things to do and see: Horseback trails through the limitless landscapes and remote rural Zulu settlements of KwaZulu-Natal. To ride as far as the eye can see with no fence or boundary is a rare treat to most. All rides are guided by an experienced rider/guide. The Lodge has a few riding helmets, but all other riding gear should be brought by guests.
Isandlwana historic reserve: Minimum: 2 People. Walk through the Isandlwana Historic Reserve where you will see various birds and game such as Impala and Zebra. In certain parts, you may find cairns (piles of white stones) which mark mass graves of British soldiers who fought and died at Isandlwana. It is necessary to have a game scout with you and you would be well served to wear boots or sturdy walking shoes that offer support for your ankles.
Fugitive's trail walk: Minimum: 2 People. This walk is approximately 3 hours and should be taken only by the physically fit. It is a must for those really interested in the Battle of Isandlwana. At times, in the summer months, one will have to swim the Buffalo River. Other times, it is possible to skip across on the rocks.
Birding tours: Length of Tour: Average 4 Hours Minimum 4 People. There are over 300 species of birds which may be seen in the region of Isandlwana during the year. In the immediate area of the Lodge, there are over 70 species.
Conference: Small conference facilities for ten persons available.