Isandlwana Lodge overlooks the historic battlefield of the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War when a British force was massacred by 20 000 Zulu warriors.

Carved into the iNyoni rock formation overlooking the Isandlwana Valley with sweeping views of the brooding mountain, Isandlwana Lodge offers guests unparalleled views from 12 stylish, comfortable, en-suite rooms each with a private balcony.

Isandlwana Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore the KwaZulu Natal battlefields. Rob Gerrard, author and ex-Gordon Highlander, is the resident historian.

Join him or one of his associates on a tailor-made tour as they bring alive the history of Isandlwana, Rorke's Drift and the surrounding areas. Isandlwana Lodge is community driven, and a Zulu Village Safari is offered where guests may visit a Zulu homestead.

Maggie Bryant and Pat Stubbs, owners of the lodge, have provided work for local people. Activities include horse riding, walking trails, photographic safaris and birding tours.

Travel Club members are offered the following deal: R2 200 per person for two nights, including dinner bed and breakfast, the battlefield tours of Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift with Rob Gerrard. Lunch is included as well as a fruit basket. This is a saving of R800 a person.

  • For more information telephone reservations on 011 537 4620 or email [email protected]

    • This article was originally published on page 24 of The Star on September 09, 2006