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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.