Isandlwana Lodge is carved into the iNyoni rock overlooking Mount Isandlwana, the site of the historic Anglo-Zulu war battle which took place on the 22nd of January, 1879.
Accommodation consists of twelve luxury rooms all with en suite bathrooms and tastefully decorated in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. All rooms have a private verandah facing the historic Isandlwana plain with a view of the mountain.
Rob Gerrard, FRGS, author and ex-Gordon Highlander, is the resident historian at the lodge. Guests can join him or one of his associates on a tailor-made tour as they recapture all the rich detail of the Zulu history of Isandlwana, the battle of Rorke’s Drift and the surrounding areas.
It was here at Isandlwana that part of the central column of the British Invasion Force, under the ultimate command of Lt. General Lord Chelmsford, was virtually wiped out by King Cetshwayo’s Zulu army. Lts. Melvill and Coghill died in their attempt to save the Queen’s colour.
Later that day some 4,500 Zulus attacked a re-supply depot at Rorke’s Drift, held by a handful of British soldiers, many of whom were sick or wounded. Following a battle of eleven and a half hours, the Zulus were repulsed, and eleven Victoria Crosses and five Distinguished Conduct Medals were awarded.