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Rorkes Drift Lodge

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Rorkes Drift Lodge

3.0 star property
3-star lodge in Msinga

8.4/10 Very good

9 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Lounge area
  • Bathtub
Rorke's Drift (via R68), District Msinga, Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal, 3016

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About this area

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 92.4 miles/148.7 km


  • Rorke's Drift Hotel - 9 min drive

About this property

Rorkes Drift Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Msinga with a stay at Rorkes Drift Lodge. Free self parking is an added perk, and guests can keep active with onsite hiking/biking trails and horse riding/rentals. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include refrigerators and microwaves. Fellow travelers love the nice bathrooms.


Afrikaans, English, French

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9 AM
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rentals
  • Fishing


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services


  • Built in 1925
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Yard
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between ZAR 50.00 and ZAR 300.00 for adults, and ZAR 50.00 and ZAR 300.00 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-in between 7 PM and 7 PM can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 500.00


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Rorkes Drift Lodge Msinga
Rorkes Drift Msinga
Rorkes Drift Lodge Lodge
Rorkes Drift Lodge Msinga
Rorkes Drift Lodge Lodge Msinga

Frequently asked questions

Does Rorkes Drift Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rorkes Drift Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Rorkes Drift Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Rorkes Drift Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rorkes Drift Lodge?
You can check in from 3 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Rorkes Drift Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like horseback riding, fishing, and hiking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rorkes Drift Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Rorke's Drift Hotel (2.9 mi).
Does Rorkes Drift Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, an oven, and a refrigerator.
Does Rorkes Drift Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio and a yard.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Must see! Don’t miss it :)
A must see! I highly recommend that you come and stay here. The views from our room across the valley were jaw-droppingly beautiful. Our chalet was very spacious and decorated to a high standard. Kitchen had everything you need for self catering. The property was clean and tidy throughout. The team was super friendly and helpful and made us feel very much at home. The tour of the battle sites was informative and really transported us back in time for a slice of Anglo-Zulu history.
Catharina, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

we loved the uninterrupted views from the patio of our unit which was Kubili.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Peace perfect peace
The most peaceful place we stayed in SA with amazing views and some delicious food delivered to our kitchen area. Access road challenging but just about do-able - we took 25 minutes to cover 5km in a Toyota Corolla - glad it was a hire car an not my own! Paul amazingly knowledgable about the local history (the reason for the visit) and his tour was brilliant. Room beautiful with spiral staircase down to gorgeous bathroom.
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2/10 Poor

If you want to see the battlefield, avoid here
The highly misleading Expedia website puts Rorke's Drift Hotel Pty Ltd at the top of the page, when you type in Rorke's Drift Hotel, with which Expedia does not have a relationship. I was mislead into booking into Rorke's Drift Lodge, which is down a long, almost impassable, dirt road, consisting of four rooms, disinterested management and is self catering. My friends and family went ballistic when they saw the 'lodge', having just visited the 'hotel', which had plenty of vacancies and was a really great place, easily accessible and close to the battlefields. We stayed at the hotel for a very pleasant stay. Expedia should make it clear it has no relationship with the Rorke's Drift Hotel.
Peter, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Home from home in the bush
Our hosts and staff were very accommodating and helpful and the facilities were excellent, the food was fab and Paul was our guide for the Battlefield Tour - very knowledgable and had a fantastic day = even though the weather tried to spoil it! Would recommend staying at Rorke's Drift Lodge to anyone who wants peace and quiet but also comfort and a home from home feel.
AILSA, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

One night in the veld
Peaceful night in a lovely room with a separate living area and outdoor area. Beautiful views!
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Off the beaten track
The lodge is over 20km on a dirt road with the last 5km being a bit rougher but we managed in our small rental car. If you are planning to self cater, as we did, stop in town to get your supplies beforehand. Meals are available but need to be pre ordered, and as locals we found them to be pricey. However, considering where supplies come I can understand why. There is a braai and we used it both nights we were there. Our suite was huge, with a kitchen, lounge, big bedroom and separate shower and toilet. It was clean and bedding was spotless. In fact the bed was so comfortable that we checked the mattress for brand! There are 2 friendly dogs and one accompanied us on a walk above the lodge. We did a full day Battlefield trip with Paul who is very passionate and well informed about the wars. It was interesting but a long day with a lot of information and would probably appeal more to a history buff. I later mentioned this to someone who'd been to the area and they'd done two 1/2 day trips, which would be more relaxing but we didn't have the time to do it that way.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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