Isandlwana Lodge

Isandlwana, Dundee & Battlefields, 3005
from/per night R4480.00

About Isandlwana Lodge

Enjoy Zululand's array of cultures and wildlife from the comfort of the Isandlwana Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal. This unique lodge is carved right into the iNyoni rock and overlooks the famous battlefield of the Anglo-Zulu war battle of 1879. Enjoy sheer luxury and South African history, whether on holiday, or on business travel. The lodge is approximately 4 hours' drive from Durban airport and 5 hours from Johannesburg.

Walks in and around the Isandlwana Historic Reserve provide guests with a first-hand account of the battlefields that formed parts of the Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer wars. In addition, there are acclaimed South African game parks adjoining Isandlwana (Umfolozi and Hluhluwe), where a variety of wildlife reside, including the Big 5. The nearby Mkhuze Game Reserve is renowned for their assortment of birdlife. Itala Game Reserve is also home to some of South Africa's most interesting and varied wildlife.


The Isandlwana Lodge boasts twelve opulent rooms that all enjoy en-suite facilities and tasteful décor. Each room boasts a spectacular view of the Isandlwana plain and mountain.  Conference facilities are convenient for meetings or teambuilding initiatives.


Guests can expect the following facilities at Isandlwana Lodge:

  •     En-suite bathrooms
  •     Conference facilities
  •     Teambuilding initiatives
  •     Professional guides


Guests can enjoy the following activities at or nearby to Isandlwana Lodge:

  •     Battlefield tours - various options available
  •     Game drives
  •     Bird-watching
  •     Swimming the Buffalo River
  •     Day Trips in Zululand to Mangeni Falls, Prince Imperial Monument, Blood River and Talana Museum.
  •     Horse-back riding


Directions from Durban

  •     Take N2 Coastal Road North, past Stanger.
  •     Turn left to Eshowe on R66 at the Gingindlovu tollgate.
  •     Proceed through Eshowe to Melmoth.
  •     Turn left a few km out of Melmoth onto R68 to Dundee/Babanango.
  •     Travel on this road for 25,5 km.
  •     There is a signboard indicating a right turn to Babanango/Dundee.
  •     Please keep a look out when you come to this point, on the R68.
  •     Follow this road to Babanango.
  •     At the stop sign in Babanango turn left.
  •     You are still on R68 to Dundee/Nqutu.
  •     From Babanango to the Isandlwana Lodge turn-off is +/- 41 km.
  •     Continue along dirt road for 9 km into Isandlwana village.
  •     Follow the sign to the Information Centre and drive past it to Isandlwana Lodge.
  •     Please be careful of the potholes between Melmoth and Babanango.
  •     Approx. time 3.5 hours. Approx. time from Durban airport 4 hours.

Directions from Johannesburg

  • Take N3 South towards Durban, passing Heidelberg to Villiers.
  •  Branch left onto R103 before Villiers Toll Plaza and then on to the R34.
  •  By-pass Vrede and Memel on to Newcastle.
  •  In Newcastle, turn right at the traffic light and follow the road through town and turn right onto the N11 to Ladysmith
  • Continue south on N11 and turn left onto the R68 to Dundee.
  • Drive through Dundee, past Talana Museum and onto the R33 to Vryheid.
  • Turn right onto the R68 to Nqutu a few km outside Dundee.
  •  In Nqutu at the four way stop, turn right toward Babanango.
  • Continue along R68 for approximately 14 kms.
  • Turn right on a dirt road following signs to Isandlwana Battlefields and Isandlwana Lodge.
  • Continue along the dirt road for 9km into Isandlwana village.
  • Follow the sign to Information Centre and drive past to Isandlwana Lodge.
  • Driving time is approximately 5 hours


Room Types

Twin / Double room

  • 6 Twin / Double room
R4480From/Per night