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Isandlwana Lodge

Eco lodge / Conference venue - 12 Bedrooms

  • Children By Arrangement
  • Conference venue
  • TGCSA 4 Star
  • TGCSA Lodge

The location is fantastic, carved into the hillside with glorious views over the plains, village and historic Isandlwana battlefield. From my balcony I could hear the sounds of the village below and smell the wood fires which only heightened my appetite. I recommend a two night stay to be able to experience both the Isandlwana and Rorkes Drift battlefields tours. Or you may want to go horse riding or join a photographic or birding tour.

Renee Vermeulen, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer


Isandlwana Lodge

About Isandlwana Lodge

Travel from the fast pace and stress of urban living to the peace and tranquillity of Isandlwana Lodge, an impressive building carved into the side of the Nyoni Rock. This is the mountain on which Ntshingwayo, King Cetshwayo’s Senior General, stood to observe the Zulu warriors rendering one of the greatest defeats the British Army ever experienced in the colonies at Isandlwana on the 22nd of January 1879.

From the private balcony of your room enjoy a breathtaking view of the battlefield, plain and mountains in the distance and the village below. Watch the village come to life and then slow down at the end of the day. Experience the warm hospitality of the Zulu staff, tasty food prepared by an all Zulu women chefs brigade and enthralling and emotional tours of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift by resident historian and author, Rob Gerrard, FRGS, or one of his associates. Other Anglo Zulu and Anglo Boer War tours may be booked on request. Birding, star-gazing, an authentic cultural village tour, horse riding (minimum of 8 people for major rides), a photographic safari and hikes, or just lazing at the pool built among the rocks are a few of the activities offered at the lodge.

TGCSA 4-Star Lodge | Small conference venue | Two Nights recommended | Battlefield tours offered | Children 7+ welcome
Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.

Standard Room

Sleeps 2

10 Units

From R2,220.00
per person sharing

Rates include:  All Meals

Current Season

Room Facilities

Room Facilities
Bath Robes
Bathroom Layout
En-SuiteShower only
HeaterSafeTea / Coffee Tray
Bedroom Views
King / Twin Bed

Deluxe Rooms

Sleeps 2

2 Units

From R2,454.00
per person sharing

Rates include:  All Meals

Current Season

Room Facilities

Room Facilities
Bath Robes
Bathroom Layout
En-SuiteShower only
HeaterSafeTea / Coffee Tray
Bedroom Views
King / Twin Bed

Check-in & check-out times

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Features & Facilites
Accommodation type
Activities on the premises
Battlefield ToursBird Watching Library
Swimming Pool Walking Trails
Children By Arrangement
Conference venue
Up to 25 people
Credit cards
American ExpressDiners ClubMasterCard
No Credit Cards Visa
BreakfastDinner servedLunch
In the area
Biking Bird Watching Craft Markets
Cultural Tours Hiking Horse Riding
MuseumsNature Reserve Walks
Languages spoken
Afrikaans English
Secure Parking
Breathing Space
Airport Transfers By Arrangement BarGuest Lounge
Laundry Service Tours Arranged WIFI hotspots
Setting & environment
On a Mountain
No smoking
TGCSA grading
4 StarLodge
Proud participant
14 years in Portfolio Collection


From Durban

Take N2 North to Eshowe exit.

Take R66 through Eshowe to Melmoth, and from Melmoth, take R68 to Babanago - approximately 42 km towards Dundee you will see signs to Isandlwana Battlefield and Isandlwana Lodge, turn left and follow for 9 km to the Village of Isandlwana.

From Dundee

Take R68 to Nqutu, continue for approximately 15 km, turn right at signs to Isandlwana Battlefield and Isandlwana Lodge.

Follow road for 9 km to Village of Isandlwana.

From Durban (Coastal Road)

Take N2 Coastal Road North, past Stanger.

Turn left to Eshowe on R66 and Gingindlovu tollgate.

Proceed through Eshowe to Melmoth.

Approximately 3 km from Melmoth, turn left onto R68 (towards Babanango/Dundee).

Go straight for 23 km, then turn right towards Dundee.

Unfortunately this signboard is not always visable from the road.

Please keep a look-out when you come to this point on R68.

Your next town is Babanango.

At the stop sign in Babanango turn left.

You are still on R68 to Dundee/Nqutu.

From Babanango to the Isandlwana Lodge turn-off is 41 km.

Continue along dirt road for 9 km into Isandlwana Village.

Follow the sign to the Information Centre and drive past to Isandlwana Lodge.

Please be careful of potholes between Melmoth and Babanango.

Time 3,5 hours.

From Johannesburg

Take N3 South past Heidelberg, onto Villiers.

Left onto R103 & R34 to Vrede, Memel & Newcastle, turn right at T-Junction, follow road through the town and turn right onto N11 at the next T-Junction.

After 10 - 20 km turn left onto R621.

Follow signs to Dundee.

GPS Coordinates

S28 20 16 E30 40 02

Nyoni Rock Road

Local attractions and landmarks

Nearest Airport: King Shaka International Airport
Transfers Offered: Yes
AttractionDistance in km
Maria Ratchitz Church60.0
Talana Museum70.0
Blood River Monument45.0
Prince Imperial Monument50.0
Umfolozi/Hluhluwe Game Reserve150.0
Italia Game Reserve140.0
The Buffalo River at Fugitives' Drift32.0
Emakhosini Valley (Piet Retief, death of)55.0
Ladysmith Museum175.0
Mangeni Waterfalls12.0