“From lunches and parties to corporate entertaining and think-tanks, the Harford Library will add yet another string to Fugitives’ Drift’s already powerful bow”
An Experience Not to be Missed and Never Forgotten…
The dining room at the Lodge has always proved a huge asset to our often-complimented atmosphere and houses a remarkable collection of Zulu War memorabilia; it will always be our centrepiece. Complementing this, a new venue, the Harford Library, has been built within the grounds of the Lodge.
With incredible views over the Buffalo River Gorge and the mountain of Isandlwana, the Harford Library offers a fantastic venue for friends who wish to relax and celebrate, or for executive groups to meet and contemplate the important business lessons which can be drawn from these remarkable stories.
The Harford Library has the capacity to seat 34 guests and has a dedicated kitchen, wireless internet access and an integrated audio/visual system: the possibilities are endless.
From lunches and parties to corporate entertaining and think-tanks, the Harford Library will add yet another string to Fugitives’ Drift’s already powerful bow.
Henry “Charlie” Harford
Charlie Harford was David Rattray’s favourite personality in his tales of the Anglo-Zulu War. He referred to him as “our beloved beetle-collector”. Harford, born in 1852, emigrated to Pinetown, Natal, with his father in 1864. He went back to England in 1870 to join the 99th Regiment of Foot then returned to Natal in 1878, becoming, thanks to his fluency in Zulu, Staff Officer to Commandant Lonsdale of the Natal Native Contingent. Harford’s particular appeal to David was his keen interest in entomology – the subject of David’s degree – and he is probably best remembered for stopping the skirmish at Sihayo’s Stronghold in order to retrieve a rare beetle and pickle it in gin.