Our Accommodation


The rich cultural heritage of the Zulu nation is expressed in the magnificent beehive structure of the bedrooms of this battlefields lodge, each offering spectacular views over the 2000 hectare Isibindi Eco-Reserve. The floor to ceiling thatched roofs are intricately woven with locally thatched grasses to create a perfectly insulated room, keeping guests cool in the summer months and warm in the chilly winters. Each of the 6 suites battlefields lodge suites is named after the mountain that it overlooks, making one’s balcony an ideal place to relax and appreciate the rugged beauty of this historically rich area.

Isibindi Zulu Lodge

Explore the remote. Engage the present.

Isibindi Eco-Reserve
This intimate 12 bed lodge is situated on the 2000 hectare community owned Isibindi Eco-Reserve a stone’s throw from the historically momentous Anglo-Zulu Battlefields of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana.
The reserve is home to abundant plains game. Morning and evening game drives and walks are offered and there are excellent birding opportunities.
Battlefield Tours
Isibindi Zulu Lodge is the ideal place from which to explore the surrounding battlefields with expert guides who give a chilling account of the battles of Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana. Guided tours need to be pre-booked.
Zulu Culture
Isibindi Zulu Lodge offers the rare opportunity of learning about the Zulu culture and traditions as they remain in Zululand today.

Battlefields Lodge Activities


Tread Gently

Isibindi Zulu Lodge, an Isibindi Africa Lodge, is fiercely committed to conservation and making a difference, a vision that was born in the African savannah..

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Contact Us


  • GPS Co-ordinates:

    S 28° 25’55.40”

    E 30° 33‘44.00”

  • 27 (0) 35 474 1473
  • [email protected]
  • www.isibindi.co.za/
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What Our Guests Say

What our guests have had to say about Isibindi Zulu LODGE

  • “lovely place ..real AFRICA, amazing manager/manageress” Reviewed 4 October 2015 lovely place with one of the best set of staff we came across, the manager and manageress are really hands on to make your stay wonderful even arranging personal safari drive and fawn and flora information all free !! the evening set up and attention to detail was perfect, how I wish we could have stayed there a few month not just three nights ...
    • Stayed September 2015, travelled as a couple
  • “An African highlight” Reviewed 9 March 2016 We have just stayed 4 nights at Isibindi Zulu Lodge and what a delight it was. Be prepared, this is a full on African experience. The lodge managers, Nicole and Manus are excellent hosts and all of the staff are delightful. We enjoyed wonderful days in the peace of this exhilarating landscape spotting wildlife either on game drives from the lodge or from our own balcony. During our stay we were lucky to see the Zulu show organised by the lodge which was brilliant. We also booked a battlefield tour (through the lodge) with Mike Nel a fantastic historian and true enthusiast for all things Zulu who ably brought everything to life with great skill. There is no TV but to be honest we truly didn't miss it at all. If you have come to this area for the wildlife and interest In The battlefields, this is a great place to stay. Room Tip: Each room has incredible views See more room tips
  • November 2015 We stayed for 3 nights in a zulu-style beehive hut (the honeymoon suite we were told). No aircon, but kept cool with ceiling fans. Very few bugs. Great view from room. The Zulu dance evening with dinner and beer tasting is recommended, and instructive - it taught me never to touch Zulu beer again! The game drive in the grounds was good and we got really close to giraffes. Also zebras and a variety of birds. Mike Nel's guided tour of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift was first-rate. His graphic description surpassed anything you could read in a book. Food was good, with an exceptionally good steak on our last evening. Highly recommended.
  • January 2017 We had the most wonderful two night stay. The first night after a safari it became very cold and we were made to feel very special with dinner inside and a log fire. Nicole and her husband spent lots of time talking with us and answering all our question. The staff were a delight. We spent the second day with a guide learning about the history of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana. This was an amazing education. In the evening we had local entertainment and it was followed with Zulu food. We hope one day to come back.  
  • This is a great stay in a beautiful surrounding. Beautiful cabins with a Great view. Food was excellent and Bruce and his staff focus on customer satisfaction. Nice gamedrive with Linda the guide. A must do!
    The Netherlands
  • The service on arrival was welcoming. 10
    The check in process was efficient. 10
    The room layout and furnishings met my expectations. 10
    The room was clean. 10
    The quality of the food met my expectations. 10
    The staff was friendly and willing to help. 10
    My checkout was accurate and efficient. 10
    I received value for money. 10
    The overall experience met my expectations. 10
    I enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to others. 10

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and have no complaints at all. The guide who was arranged to take us round the Battlefields (I think his name was Tolani, was outstanding, he brought the whole thing to life with his knowledge and enthusiasm. The staff at Isibindi Zulu Lodge were friendly and helpful. We only wish we could have stayed here longer and would definitely stay here again if we were in the area and also recommend it to friends.
    C Hughes
    10/10 Experience