Reviews of Isandlwana Lodge


"Interesting experience"

(South Africa) Antoinette | 19 December 2018

"We had a lovely stay with the most magnificent view over the Village and the Battlefield. Our tour guide had so much passion and respect for the history that took place there. We would highly recommend this venue."


"Great location, smaller unit to be improved"

Michael Schwinger | 4 October 2017

"We stayed in the smaller unit. Apparently, they do not keep an ongoing inventory of the two separate kitchen units of the guest house, so that basic cooking utensils were not available when we arrived. We had to wait for somebody to open the other unit to pick what we needed (which would have result..."

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"We stayed in the smaller unit. Apparently, they do not keep an ongoing inventory of the two separate kitchen units of the guest house, so that basic cooking utensils were not available when we arrived. We had to wait for somebody to open the other unit to pick what we needed (which would have resulted in missing items had there been other guests).

The fact that they do not mention a dining area for the smaller unit means, they do not even have a table and chairs in the bedroom or kitchen, so that we had to eat with the plates on our laps.

I found ZAR 820 overpriced for what it was."


"Isandlwana"

(South Africa) Heather Frankiskos | 1 September 2010

"Absolutely top notch accomodation. We enjoyed such great hospitality from the Lodge Staff and were enthralled by Rob's tales of the Battlefields. Shocking road - but well worth the trip."


"Isandlwana lodge"

Anonymous | 31 August 2005

"Great place to stay - Rob was brilliant as was Dalton.

Food could be better."


"Recommended"

(South Africa) Graeme Hall | 3 October 2009

"Just a bit of feed back-I would recommend this place for anybody interested in the History of the Anglo-Zulu war.The tour was fantastic(given by Rob Gerrard).Hotel staff were very polite.Food was wonderful.Andre,the hotel manager was very helpful and friendly.I ran out of camera batteries and he gav..."

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"Just a bit of feed back-I would recommend this place for anybody interested in the History of the Anglo-Zulu war.The tour was fantastic(given by Rob Gerrard).Hotel staff were very polite.Food was wonderful.Andre,the hotel manager was very helpful and friendly.I ran out of camera batteries and he gave me some of his own-well ,thats good service."


"Wonderful"

(United Kingdom) Brian Wagstaff | 30 January 2011

"We had two wonderful nights here and it truly lived up to our expectations in every way. Stunning location, beautiful rooms and excellent service. Battlefields tours should not be missed."


"Staying at Isandlwana"

(United Kingdom) julia Cross | 3 October 2006

"We were in Africa for one month and this was one of highlights. What a fabulous place to stay."


" Isandlwana Lodge"

(South Africa) Mzwandile Themba | 18 May 2015

"We had a lovely stay. This is a place we would make use of again and recommend to others."


"Battlefield experience"

(South Africa) Mr McCall | 30 May 2012

"We arrived at the Lodge and were met by Andre the General Manager. We were briefed on the location of the Lodge facilities and shown to our rooms.The rooms were more that adequate in relation to what was expected of a standard room. Once unpacked we drove to Rourks Drift battlefield where we did a s..."

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"We arrived at the Lodge and were met by Andre the General Manager. We were briefed on the location of the Lodge facilities and shown to our rooms.The rooms were more that adequate in relation to what was expected of a standard room. Once unpacked we drove to Rourks Drift battlefield where we did a self tour.This was most interesting for us as my wife is the great grand daughter of James Rourk after whom the battlefield is named. Back to the lodge where we had drinks in the bar and swoped stories with another couple who were visiting from Britian. What was of interest was the fact that the Lodge guide is the great grandson of the Zulu chief who was involved in the battle at Rourk's Drift.
Dinner was served in the dinning area which is very cosy and intimate. The food was excellent and enjoyed by all.
After a good nights sleep breakfast was again excellent, compliments to the chef.
An added benefit and a very nice touch was the fact that hot water bottles were placed in to our beds to warm us during the night. A superb touch, one that other hotels and lodges can adopt as an added bonus for their guests.
Both families have traveled extensively throughout the world and we both agree that Isandlwana Lodge is without a doubt on a par with the best the world has to offer in its category.
Thanks to General Manager and staff for a most memorable stay. We have no hesitation in recommending this property and RoomsForAfrica in the future to prospective clients. "


"A Place to Remember"

(Italy) Gabriele Rubini | 27 August 2009

"When my girlfriend Cristina and I started to plan our South African holiday, the Battlefield Route was among the possible destinations. I have a passion for history and Cristina lovingly puts up with my ultra-boring inclinations. When we read about Isandlwana Lodge and Rob Gerrard's tours, we fell i..."

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"When my girlfriend Cristina and I started to plan our South African holiday, the Battlefield Route was among the possible destinations. I have a passion for history and Cristina lovingly puts up with my ultra-boring inclinations. When we read about Isandlwana Lodge and Rob Gerrard's tours, we fell in love with the place even before getting there! High expectations are dangerous, but in Isandlwana Lodge's case they were not just met, but surpassed. From Roland's and Nicole's smiling welcome on our arrival, to the moment we reluctantly left, we were nothing short of pampered. We stayed in Room n° 9, (I stand no chance of remembering its name), and loved every minute of it, (the hot water bottles were a particularly welcome thought). I genuinely drool at the memory of the wonderful meals we had. As to the Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift tours, superlatives do not give them justice: one needs to listen to Rob to fully appreciate his boundless competence and the moving compassion with which he brings history to life. I was moved to tears more than once as he spoke. When we left we promised to go back one day - and we certainly will! "