Monday, August 30, 2010


Following trends and keeping up with technology has become an integral part of the tourism industry. Not least among these criteria is the development of the internet as our main source of keeping in touch with our guests and client bases. We have come to recognise that our guests, who are well traveled folk, are certainly techno-savvy and we therefore need to provide them with the easiest methods of accessing information. In keeping with this we have once again had our website redesigned.

This website is packed with information, not only have we made accessing information about our Lodge more user-friendly, the website also gives information about what is in the area, links to the latest maps and planning of journeys through the Google map "get directions" facility must make planning a trip now one of the easiest things in the world.

We have also provided guests with feedback from our previous guests as well as a link to Trip Advisor for objective viewpoints. And along with that we have given potential guests a visual feast of not only still photographs but a short video that we hope conveys the essence of what we are about.

We hope that you will enjoy trawling through our website and for the guests of the past, hopefully remind you of a memorable stay, for those who were here a long time ago, hopefully you will think of returning to see how we've changed and for our new guests, we hope that this will make your planning an ABC.

Visit us at and we hope to see you soon.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Rorke's Drift Lodge on the Africa Travel Channel

We are proud to launch our Battlefields Horseback Safari's at Rorke's Drift Lodge. This video is currently airing on the Africa Travel Channel programme, Discover Africa. (Channel 114) .

To view the video please visit the following link:

We look forward to sharing our bit of heaven on horseback with you!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Rorke's Drift Lodge Album

Click on the following link to view a photo album of Rorke's Drift Lodge Living...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Rorke's Drift Lodge and the AA Awards for 2010...

Rorke's Drift Lodge walks away with two commendations at the AA Travel Awards 2010!

This year Rorke's Drift Lodge was a finalist in the category Small Country Retreats as well as getting the Assessor's Award of Greatly Improved Properties.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to give us feedback and the management wants to congratulate our team who worked so hard to achieve this goal.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Horseback safari – Bush breakfast – Blast into the past

Misty mornings at Rorke’s Drift Lodge always leave one inspired by days gone by. This week marked yet another new and exciting adventure.

We offered, for the first time ever, a colonial bush breakfast. A taste of what the high life would have been like in the 1800’s. Set on the open plains of the battlefields of Africa. How could one not enjoy the vast expanses like these that allow your soul to take flight?

Werner took the guests out for an hour and a half morning horse back safari and was then welcomed by Rika at the breakfast site that they had selected earlier in the week.

A full breakfast; spread out with silver and glassware to add the touch of colonialism to the table, helped create the perfect setting for a bush breakfast on the battlefields.

As they all tucked into the scrumptious breakfast that was prepared you could hear the earth breathe around you. This is how close you are going to get to experience a moment in the past.

After breakfast the guests were escorted back up the Sinqindi Mountain by vehicle making it a truly unique experience for all that joined us!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A unique film exhibition...

For all die-hard fanatics of the ever popular film....ZULU

London Film Museum in association with Zulu Film Store

proudly present

The first ever exhibition dedicated to the classic 1964 film

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Our Ground Hornbill Residents…

We have been proud of this fact for a few years now, and it became a hot topic of discussion just the other day when we spotted our family of Ground Hornbills, at the bottom of our property, milling around in the tall winter grass.

Rorke’s Drift Lodge has been home to a family of Ground Hornbills that has over the years now grown to a family of 8 members.

The family consists of mom and dad of course, with 5 juveniles that have split from mom and dad, and then a brand new addition to the family.

The interesting thing about this is that Ground Hornbills are extremely territorial but these parents are still sharing their territory with the younger members that are fast maturing. The juvi’s seem to have taken over the duties of looking after the newest addition of the family which is spectacular to witness.

It’s an amazing site to see these larger than life feathered beauties, hearing them call with their distinct call that you will only hear in Africa. We look forward to be graced with their frequent presence this winter season!