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Isandlwana Lodge, Battlefields, South Africa

Isandlwana Lodge is in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields, set into the Nyoni Rock on which the Zulu Commander stood during the Battle of Isandlwana in January 1879.

The 12 luxury en-suite rooms all have magnificent views from their private balconies, sweeping across the Isandlwana plains where the Anglo-Zulu history will unfold during the fascinating tours run by Rob Gerrard. The stone and thatch lodge, decorated combining modern and ethnic styles, is a wonderful base in which to relax in beautiful surrounds that are steeped in history. The pool has stunning views and there is a library with plenty of books on the history of the area, as well as a small curio shop where you can buy local gifts to take home.

Aside from the Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift battles, Rob can also take guests to other Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer war sites on request (please book in advance). Other activities on offer at the lodge include horse riding, guided walking trails, cultural experiences and birding.

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