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We drove here from the east coast via Melmoth and found the directions given on the website very clear and straightforward, although a SatNav with the co-ordinates set made our navigation simpler. After turning off the main road the signs to Rorke's Drift Lodge were clearly posted and repeated along the route. The dirt access road was easy to travel but attention needed to be paid to bumps and hollows.
We were given a warm welcome and a comprehensive tour of our accommodation by Shane. We found our Lodge, Kubili, to be very clean, comfortable and well equipped. In addition to complementary teas, coffee, milk etc, the fridge and a wine rack also contained a thoughtful, wide selection of soft and alcoholic drinks to purchase. Toiletries, tissues and a hair dryer were provided, as was a TV with a range of channels.
The owners appeared to have applied their own experiences of travelling to ensure a quality stay for their guests. They and their members of staff were friendly, considerate and helpful.
The dogs and cats were lovely and extremely well behaved. Max, the larger of the dogs, accompanied and guided us on a walk around the grounds during which we saw a large herd of impala, lots of interesting birds and a mole. There was also a variety of birds around the lodges and every evening an antelope grazed amongst the horses or the grass in front of Kubili.
We joined Paul for a comprehensive, informative and enjoyable day's tour of The Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift Battle fields and completed the evening with a most enjoyable meal cooked by the kitchen staff.
Rorke's Drift Lodge is in a beautiful setting with rocks and hills behind and views over grass, grazing horses, trees and shrubs to the distant mountains in front.
We found it a great place to chill out and relax and particularly enjoyed sitting on the deck at 5:30 am drinking tea, admiring the view, listening to the birds and being warmed by the sun. So tranquil and peaceful.
The Lodge has been rated as 4 stars, but I would give it 5 !!!
I couldn't fault this place, everything was perfect. Upon arrival, we were greated by one of the staff members as we were unpacking our car. She then helped carry our belongings to our room. A free "welcome" drink was then presented, along with a walk through the facilities & explanation of how dining, bar drinks etc would be catered for. We were asked if we had any special dining needs (food dislikes/alergies).
They have a guests lounge room in the main section of the building, where you can read the many reference books dealing with the history of the area. There you can also have a gratus tea or coffee ... or help yourself to the honesty bar provided.
Before dinner we enjoyed a very social drink with one of the staff, and had the chance to meet the other guests (There are only 4 rooms in the lodge, so you can get to know the others quite well ... if that's your preference).
Dinner was excellent. It was a 3 course meal, beautifully presented & just as good to the palet. A wide selection of hot food/cerial/tea & coffee was available for breakfast. Breakfast time was set to OUR schedule, & Dinner & Breakfast were included in the total cost of the booking.
The room we had was superb. Heaps of space, large bathroom & with all the trimmings of a luxury resort.
Upon leaving, we were presented with a "going away" gift of bottled water & a snack. Before we left, the staff even washed our car ... at no charge !!!
I was very impressed with this lodge. Being an International airline pilot, I live in nice hotels all the time. But I can assure you that this place wins hands down.
This place has a wonderful atmosphere - wonderful location, friendly staff & I absolutely loved it !!!!
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Durban International - 350km
Children of all ages are welcome by prior arrangment. Property cannot be considered "child friendly". Large dogs on property.
Check-in from 15h00 to 19h00
Check-out by 10h00
Check in times strictly between 15h00 and 19h00. Gates are locked after 19h00.
Listed on SA-Venues.com
December 2009 - 2 Reviews