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The Pride of the Battlefields

Enjoy understated luxury and time-honoured South African service at Isandlwana Lodge – the heart of an iconic Zululand destination.

A lodge experience near the battlefield of Isandlwana.

Nestled into the rugged folds of the dramatic Nyoni Rock, Isandlwana Lodge beckons you to step into the grandeur and mystery of this historic location. Here, enveloped by a tranquillity you have to experience to understand, you finally find the room to breathe.

Isandlwana Lodge lies in the KwaZulu Natal heartlands, a scenic 3 ½-hour drive from King Shaka International Airport in Durban. The lodge enjoys sweeping vistas of a rural African landscape and a birds-eye view of the famous Isandlwana battlefield of 1879.

a tour back in time

Revisit history’s greatest battles

For guests with an avid interest in South African history and the clashes that occurred between early European settlers and local tribes , Isandlwana provides an idyllic base from which to explore and pay tribute to the past. The lodge overlooks the Isandlwana battlefields and enjoys close proximity to Rorke’s Drift, Fugitive’s Drift, and other historic locations like Blood River and Ulundi.

A luxurious escape

Enjoy an indulgent getaway

Isandlwana Lodge is an award-winning boutique destination that accommodates guests in understated luxury, an experience in local hospitality elevated by the warmth of personal care and service. Unwind during sundowners on the deck and indulge in mouthwatering, homestyle cuisine before retiring to a spacious suite with king-sized beds and every modern comfort.

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A Zululand adventure

Explore an African homeland

Various tours, cultural adventures and countryside activities await the true explorer. From photographic tours of local villages and communities to authentic Sangoma encounters and exhilarating game viewing, hiking and horseriding, Kwa-Zulu Natal is rich with unforgettable experiences to discover.

A corporate destination

Host unforgettable out-of-town conferences

Impress your executive team with an extraordinary conference or executive breakaway at the breathtaking Isandlwana Lodge. We’ll help you customise your event itinerary and unforgettable culinary journeys to inspire new ideas and refreshed collaborations.

Luxury accommodation

A jewel in the Kwa-Zulu Natal crown

It’s time to give yourself the gift of rest. Book a stay at Isandlwana and indulge in the energising powers of a luxury lodge retreat.


Committed to local empowerment and employment

Isandlwana Lodge is committed to supporting socio-economic upliftment within the rural communities that reside within proximity to the lodge. Alongside the lodge’s infrastructure projects, we prioritise enterprise development initiatives linked to the environment, the battlefields, and local ecosystem restoration. 

Since its inception, Isandlwana Lodge has provided employment for more than 150 people who were previously excluded from the formal job sector, with both permanent and contractual occupational opportunities. Isandlwana Lodge continues to provide invaluable vocational training in hospitality and infrastructure projects on a part-time and or full-time basis. 

Stay at Isandlwana

Isandlwana Lodge’s twelve stunning suites accommodate guests in superlative comfort and privacy. Each king suite features a private balcony with battlefield views and a luxury en-suite bathroom.
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Take a guided tour into the past

Follow the trail that British Isandlwana survivors traversed by foot, or spend a day at Blood River, where an impressive collection of monuments stand today. Allow a local guide to accompany you on any of the numerous Anglo-Zulu War tours within the region!
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Indulge at Isandlwana Spa

Opening Soon – the Isandlwana Spa entices guests to a world of rejuvenation and personal well-being. Our boutique spa offers a selection of beauty and body treatments to soothe away your stress and lift your spirit.
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A photographic adventure

Explore the Isandlwana Lodge Gallery

An image is worth a thousand words, or so they say. Get a taste of the Isandlwana adventure – from exquisite cuisine served beside a blazing fire, to the undulating landscape marked by monuments laid decades ago. 

Discover the spirit of Zululand

Experience service with soul, enjoy spectacular scenery and explore a bygone era at Isandlwana Lodge.

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