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Battlefields Country Lodge

Battlefields Country Lodge, accommodation in Dundee

Description

Battlefields Country Lodge boasts 50 en-suite rooms, in three different styles, with DSTV and Tea & Coffee Facilities. We also offer campsites for those who like to “ruff it” . Our Silos are defiantly unique in there design modelled on the original farm silos, these rooms provide a fun, African atmosphere with an excellent use of space. Our conference & functions venue “Esibayeni” is capable of housing up to 120 people. Equipped with data projector, screen, flip charts and photocopy machine and on site fax facility, we can guarantee you a professional setting. As well as being a professional setting it is also a relaxed one, away from the distractions of city and towns, leaving you the opportunity to conduct your business in a very productive work environment. "Esibayeni has also been host to some beautiful weddings with our lovely gardens creating the perfect backdrop for your wedding album.

Battlefields Country Lodge is situated in Dundee and lies an the the heart of the battlefields in Kwazulu Natal. Explore Boer, Brit and Zulu battle sites at Isandlwana, Rorke’s Drift & Blood River. The lodge is nestled in green valleys overlooking rolling hills, dams and the famous Talana hill which is the site of the first battle between the Boers and the British soldiers!

Battlefields Country Lodge boasts with 50 accommodation units ranging from unique, silo-styled units to luxury, self-catering suites set in beautiful lush gardens with swimming pool and overlooking dams, mountains, horses, some game and stunning bird life..
Our excellent country-style buffet is served in the fully licensed “Lapa Ukhamba” watering hole is an experience on its own.

The lodge has conference & function facilities accommodating up to 400 people., Air-strip, driving range & fishing on site.
Annual Aeroplane & Microlight fly in mid June.

Guided tours with highly recommended tour guides to all battle sites or just relax in the country atmosphere.

Accommodation

Battlefields Country Lodge boasts with 50 accommodation units ranging from unique, silo-styled units to luxury, self-catering suites set in beautiful lush gardens with swimming pool and overlooking dams, mountains, horses, some game and stunning bird life. All rooms are serviced daily by our friendly, Zulu housekeeping staff.

The lodge was established in 1998 by the Roos family, who still run the lodge, The old original cottage, which was used as a farm workshop, was renovated into 6 en-suite rooms and named Rosie’s Cottage after Rosie Rogers who lived in it for many years!

Thereafter, two old grain silos next to the old milking shed were built up and made into 4 en-suite rooms with a stairway joining the top two rooms. Unfortunately, the walls of the milking shed were crumbling and the idea of turning it into a manger chapel & school-tour dormitory was dashed, so the iron roof was removed and used to build a gazebo which has been used as a chapel for wedding ceremonies!

The silo’s became sought after and another 2 silo’s were built and made bigger than the original. There are now 10 silo’s! These have been a wonderful experience for our tourists & a landmark for our lodge. The silos are extremely popular with our international guests.

All rooms have en-suite bathrooms, mostly with showers, some with baths, all are fully equipped with tea / coffee facilities, satellite television, heaters / fans.

20x Deluxe Rooms
These rooms are air-conditioned, with kitchenette, couch & chairs & 2-seater table. Most rooms have twin beds, double bed available on request.

17x Standard Rooms
These are the Silo’s under thatch & have fridges in room.

11x Budget Rooms
These are smaller rooms with all necessary amenities & suitably priced for travellers on a tight budget & backpackers.

There are also 2 Honeymoon suites.

Battlefields Country Lodge

Attractions

Visit famous Isandlwana, Rorkes Drift, Blood River, Ncome Monuments and Talana Museum with our English, German, French, Zulu or Afrikaans tour guides...

While enjoying your stay at Battlefields Country Lodge you can also
experience, in the close vacinity of the lodge as well as at the lodge itself, traditional
zulu dancing, golf, horse riding, bird watching, fishing, bowls, game viewing,
helicopter and microlight rides and loads more all at the request of you.

ANNUAL EVENTS

  • Battlefields Challenge & Bowls Challenge end of April
  • History in Action
  • Battlefields Golf Tournament Easter
  • Biltong Festival
  • Fly In from 13 -16June
  • Creations Oct - Nov
  • Triathlon
  • Road Running

 HALF & FULL DAY TOURS

Visit famous battle sites at Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift
Zulu Experience Blood River & Ncome Museum
Talana Museum(first battle between Brits & Boers on museum site)
Crafts & Culture
Game viewing
Bird watching
Coal mining
Adventure sport
Agriculture
Drakensberg & Hydro Power station
Helicopter & microlight rides

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Accolades

3 Star:Tourism Council of SA Star Grading
Portfoilo graded:Portfolio benchmarked:
AA Quality assured:AA Guides quality assured

Facilities

Our conference & functions venue “Esibayeni” is capable of housing up to 120 people. Equipped with data projector, screen, flip charts and photocopy machine and on site fax facility, we can guarantee you a professional setting.

As well as being a professional setting it is also a relaxed one, away from the distractions of city and towns, leaving you the opportunity to conduct your business in a very productive work environment .

Weddings

Battlefields Country Lodge is a perfect setting for weddings and functions. Situated 5km from Dundee, 4hours from Jo’burg and 3 hours from Durban. Stylish, modern wedding venues set in beautiful surrounds overlooking mountains & dams. Fully equipped with service bar, kitchen, air-conditioned & heating, safe & secure parking, grand entrance under portico.
Contact Details:
Reservations
Tel: 086 127 6237
Int. Tel: +27 51 924 0585

Directions

From DURBAN Take N3 to Johannesburg. Take exit to Ladysmith and follow N11 to Newcastle. Approx 20 km past Ladysmith on N11 take turn right to Dundee on R602 to Dundee. Travel through town and follow R33 direction to Vryheid passing Talana museum on left. Battlefields Country Lodge is 5 km from Dundee on left. From JOHANNESBURG Take N3 to Durban. Take exit from highway at Villiers onto the R103 (goes parallel to highway).Travel approximately 30 minutes then turn left onto R34 to Vrede, Memel then into Newcastle. Follow N11 to Ladysmith, 30km out of Newcastle turn left onto R621 to Dannhauser / Dundee. At Dannhauser turn left to Dundee. Pass Springlake Colliery, Glendee Dam. At T-junction turn left to Dundee. Travel through town and follow R33 direction to Vryheid passing Talana museum on left. Battlefields Country Lodge is 5 km from Dundee on left.