Directions to Fugitives' Drift Lodge

  • Take the R33 towards Greytown for 14km
  • Turn left onto dirt to Rorke’s Drift, drive for 29km to Rorke’s Drift.
  • Go beyond Rorke’s Drift for 3km and turn left onto the D31 signed Fugitives’ Drift.
  • Go along this road for 7km through the big black gate until you see signs for the Lodge and Guest House.
  • Please note that the gate is locked at 6pm.
  • Follow signs to Dundee (R33)
  • Continue through Keates Drift, Tugela Ferry and Pomeroy. Please be aware of speed humps, cows and potholes.
  • 10km after Pomeroy take the dirt road turnoff to the right, marked Elandskraal (and Isibindi and Camp Buffalo signage).
  • At Elandskraal (which consists of a church and a trading store) turn left to Rorke’s Drift.
  • Go for about 14km and before you get to Rorke’s Drift turn right onto the D31, sign posted Fugitives’ Drift.
  • Go for about 7km (through the big black gates) and follow the signs for the Guest House or the Lodge.
  • Please note that the gate is locked at 6pm
  • Return to Rosetta and take R103 to Mooi River.
  • At Mooi River take N3 North towards Johannesburg.
  • After approximately 45km, just after the Shell Ultra City, leave N3 and take R103 to Colenso and Ladysmith.
  • Proceed through Ladysmith on Lyell Street, (not Muchison Street), following signs for Newcastle.
  • At the last traffic light just outside Ladysmith, (not Alfred Street), turn right for EZAKHENI/Industrial Area.
  • Proceed straight on the tar for around 74km.
  • At the T-junction with R33, turn left towards Dundee for about 1,6km.
  • Turn right onto the dirt signed Elandskraal/Isibindi/Camp Buffalo.
  • After 14km, turn left at the Church for Rorke’s Drift on dirt.
  • After 14km turn right onto D31 for Fugitives’ Drift.
  • Follow the road for 7km - the Guest House is first along the road, then the Lodge. Please note the gate is locked at 6pm.
  • From Phinda take the N2 south towards Empangeni.
  • Take the R34 towards Melmoth and Ulundi. In Melmoth take the R68 to Babanango and Dundee.
  • At crossroads in Babanango turn left on R68 towards Nqutu.
  • After approximately 40km on the R68 (you are now heading towards Nqutu), take the turn off to your left towards Isandlwana on a gravel road
  • Drive past the Battlefield (on your left) continue for approximately 9km and then turn left on the D30.
  • Continue on this route until you turn left towards Rorke’s Drift. Drive past Rorke’s Drift on your left.
  • Continue on this road until you see the sign for Fugitives’ Drift and turn left onto the D31.
  • Follow the D31 for approx 7 km through to our main black gates and then continue along the road until you reach the Lodge/Guest House.

Directions from Fugitives' Drift Lodge

  • Proceed through the gate to the T-junction and turn Right.
  • Continue past Rorke's Drift for +/-30km and turn Right onto R33 towards Dundee
  • From Dundee take the R68 towards Newcastle.
  • 5km out of Dundee turn right onto the R621 and drive through Hattingspruit towards Dannhauser.
  • At Dannhauser take a right hand turn towards Newcastle.
  • At the T-Junction with the N11 turn right towards Newcastle. Turn off the N11 into the town of Newcastle.
  • From Newcastle take the R34 to Memel and Vrede (Mind the potholes).
  • At Vrede there is a T-Junction – turn left, and proceed for ± 15km to a T-Junction with the R103 and turn right.
  • Proceed to Villiers, then onto the N3 to Johannesburg.
  • Take the R12/R24 to OR Tambo International Airport
  • Continue straight out of our gate, until you reach a T-Junction. Turn right at the T-Junction and proceed through Rorke’s Drift. Turn right
  • Once you reach BABANANGO, turn right at the “Sunrise Cafe” (towards MELMOTH), and continue along the R68 through the Babanango Valley. When
  • On reaching Melmoth, turn right and follow signs for ESHOWE on the R66. Head past Eshowe, for GINGINDLOVU and the N2. Head South on the N2 u
  • For the Oyster Box (a further 20 minutes): Continue past the signs for the airport until you see signs for UMDLOTI (on your left). Take this