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Isandlwana Lodge

Lodge - 12 Bedrooms
TGCSA 4 Star
Conference venue
Children By Arrangement
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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, Consultant. Reader. Adventurer. Surfer

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 . 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.

4-Star Lodge | Two nights recommended | Children 7+ welcome | Small conference venue

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Experience the magic of Zululand for less!

Pay a reduced rate of R1500 per person per night for all stays between now and 31 December 2018. The rate includes three meals a day as well as two tours during your stay (Isandlwana Tour & Rorkes Drift Tour).

Ts & Cs apply. No single supplement. Valid for new bookings only. Subject to availability.


Standard Room
Sleeps 2
10 Units
From R 3,600.00 p/p sharing All Meals
View room facilities
Deluxe Rooms
Sleeps 2
2 Units
From R 3,600.00 p/p sharing All Meals
View room facilities
Check in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00

Check-out: 10:00

Please note: Rates are a guide and subject to change. Please re-confirm rates when booking or enquiring.


Feed back
28 Apr 2013

"Stayed for three nights - lovely room with a fantastic view. Andre and his staff made us very welcome, nothing was too much trouble. Food and service were excellent Both Battlefield trips made interesting and enjoyable by Dalton our guide who brought history to life Very pleased with our stay"

Allan & Joyce from United Kingdom
Isandlwana lodge
10 Feb 2013

"We were lucky to spend 4 nights at this hotel. That gave us time to appreciate its interesting design, built into the mountain overlooking the battlefield. We did 2 battlefield tours, Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, very informative and at times emotional. We also had time to relax and enjoy our beautiful surroundings. One disappointment was that we intended to explore the area, not realising how poor the access roads were, so we did not relish taking the car away from the lodge. A comfortable, friendly hotel, the food was very good, and the manager, Andre, was extremely hands on, welcoming and helpful."

Nicole James from United Kingdom
ISandlwana Lodget
11 Oct 2012

"What a fantasitc place! The lodge is set into the mountain side overlooking the Isandlwana plain and village. All our rooms (there were 6 of us travelling together) had magnificent views of this and waking up in the mormimgs looking at that view from our bed through the large picture window an expereince we will never forget! The service was impeccible and the standard of accomodation some of the best we have had, even by South African standards!! We absolutley loved it at Isandlwana but the icing on the cake and one of those once-in a-life time experiences, was the tour we took with Rob Gerrard to Rourke's Drift and ISandlwana. His story telling narrative about the Zulu war was amazing, never before have the six of us been so enthralled by anyone! We voted his tours the highlight of our holiday. Isandlwana Lodge gets a really massive star rating from us!!!"

Janet Hynes from United Kingdom

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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