Isandlwana Lodge, an oasis in Zululand, is carved into the side of the Nyoni Rock just below where the Zulu commander stood during the Battle of Isandlwana on the 22nd of January 1879. The lodge is conveniently located to Rorkes Drift, made famous by the movie, Zulu, starring Michael Caine and is a part of the daily tours at Isandlwana Lodge.. The view from every vantage point in the Lodge is stunning. Isandlwana is one of the last places in South Africa where one can watch the village come to life in the morning and close down at the end of the day. The Zulus are very hospitable people who capture the imagination of guests from around the world because of their friendliness and fascinating culture.

The Lodge was designed to look as if it grew out of the rocks on which it is built. The building is made of native stone from the area with a thatched roof and the furniture is made of African woods. There are 12 stylish bedrooms, each en-suite, with a private balcony overlooking the panorama of the battlefield and plain. Fabrics used in the bedrooms were designed and made by Zulu women.

Property Facilities:
Curio Shop
Computer in Library with Internet Access
Wi-Fi available
Media Room
Conference and Meeting Facilities Board room – 8 people;
Guesthouse 18 classroom style
Swimming Pool
Fully licensed bar – Tea and Coffee available throughout the day
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Continental cuisine with an African flair, served in the handsomely appointed dining room.

Area Information:
Summer – Above 30 degrees
Winter – Below 10 degrees

Fauna and Flora
Birds – over 300 species of birds throughout the year

Malaria free area.

In Room Facilities:
Bed linen and towels

Molton Brown Toiletries

Private balcony





Tea and Coffee facilities (French Press Coffee Pot) and homemade biscuits


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Magnificent tours of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift and other Anglo Zulu/Anglo Boer war sites are conducted by resident historian Rob Gerrard, author and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, or one of his associates. Other activities include walking trails, horse riding, birding tours, photographic safaris, and the popular Zulu Village Safari where guests visit a typical homestead, the Historic St. Vincents church, schools (if in session) or the clinic, depending on ones interest, and a local Sangoma (diviner).


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