General Information

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For details of our tours, please see our Tours Page.

The dress code is smart-casual. For the tours you will need comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sun block, binoculars, sunglasses and a light jersey/jacket for the summer and in winter a warm jacket/fleece. A light rain-proof jacket may come in very handy in the summer months.

Summer is our rainy season and we often experience thunderstorms in the afternoons. The days are hot, but we occasionally enjoy very cool overcast days in summer. Our winters are generally mild and dry with warm days and chilly mornings and evenings.
Always be prepared for a sudden change in the temperature; it can get cold very quickly all year round.

A 36km stretch of good gravel road leads to Fugitives’ Drift.
A 4×4 vehicle is not necessary. Please ensure you have sufficient fuel for your onward journey and a serviceable spare wheel.

Please note the gate at the entrance to the property is locked at 18:00. Please advise us if you are likely to arrive later than this time.

Arrival time is after 12 noon.  Rooms should be vacated by 10:00 for the convenience of arriving guests.
Late departure times can be arranged at the Lodge and Guest House, subject to the availability of rooms.


Due to the length and content of the tours, we do not normally allow children under the age of 12 years to go on these tours. It will be at the lecturer’s discretion whether we can accommodate children younger than 12 on the tours. We do offer child-minding facilities whilst parents are out on tour and in the evening while parents are at dinner. For the keen junior historians our Battlefield Kids program is an excellent option. Please realise that we need to give consideration to other guests in the Lodge and Guest House; we therefore do not allow children under 8 years into our dining/sitting room. Separate meal times will be arranged at the convenience of the child and parent.

Thank you for your understanding.

2019/2020 – Children under 12 sharing a room with two adults, R 650 per night Lodge and Guest House.

Fugitives’ Drift is malaria-free.

S28 23.452  E30 36.187