KZN - Natal

OVERVIEW

The spectacular Fugitives’ Drift property, a 5,000 acre Natural Heritage Site, overlooks both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, offering you panoramic views over the Buffalo River and the rolling hills of rural Zululand. There is an ever-expanding network of single-track and jeep tracks through the reserve, ranging from flat to steep, and technical to more intermediate.

On your bike

One of the many perks of cycling here is fantastic over-the-bars game viewing, with giraffe, zebra, blesbok and wildebeest all around on the ride to these famous Anglo-Zulu war battlefields. Explore the single-track maze through the rugged terrain of this part of northern KZN. A visit in July will allow you to partake in theannual RattRace, a local bicycle event started in 2007.

Off the bike

Museum at Rorke’s Drift and at Isandlwana. Art & Craft centre at road or bike up to San caves with paintings, go on down to beauty spot on the river with cliffs beyond which have nests of Bald Ibis. Historic sites to visit nearby and within an hour’s drive. Walks and horse rides within the reserve allow you to view the abundant game and birdlife, plus there is good fishing along the 20km of water frontage on the Buffalo River.

CONTACT:

 

Address: Fugitives’ Drift Lodge, Rorke’s Drift, KwaZulu-Natal

Telephone: 034 542 1843

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.fugitivesdrift.com

GPS: 28° 23.439’ South / 30° 36.520’East

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