Driving to Isandlwana Lodge

Situated in the heart of the Zululand Hills, each suite is strategically placed, ensuring that guests are exposed to the enigmatic view of the whole region.

Isandlwana Lodge is carved into the iNyoni Rock formation on top of which the Zulu commander stood during the battle of Isandlwana on January 22, 1879 and enjoys unsurpassed views across the valley from the crisp early light of dawn  through to the splendorous African sunset.

Guests have the viewing pleasure of the surrounding areas as the lodge is situated in the rock formation and guests can also view the village from the adjoining balconies of the suites. Re-enactments of the epic dramas of the Anglo-Boer Wars on the Isandlwana Mountain, leads to the real African experience that guest may expect.

Directions to Isandlwana Lodge

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.

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


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