WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM

Lt. Melvill: Well done, Sir! Did you see that Noggs? Deceived him with the up and took him with the down. Norris-Newman: Well well, this one\'s a grandfather at least. If he\'d been a Zulu in his prime I\'d have given odds against your lancer, Mr.Melvill.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  GalleryGallery  PublicationsPublications  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  
Latest topics
» Brigade Surgeon C. S. Wills
Yesterday at 6:47 pm by 1879graves

» Staff Veterinary Surgeon T. P. Gudgin
Yesterday at 6:35 pm by 1879graves

» Jason Askew New Younghusband Commisison
Yesterday at 4:17 pm by nthornton1979

» ‘The Battle of Isandlwana’ by Charles Fripp
Yesterday at 1:43 pm by rusteze

» Colonel H. L. Ellaby
Yesterday at 9:54 am by 1879graves

» Legacy: Rorkes Drift Heroes
Yesterday at 12:53 am by xhosa2000

» Mr. Coar (Chaplains' Department)
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:04 pm by 1879graves

» Brigade Surgeon E. J. Boulton
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:02 pm by 1879graves

» DEPUTY SURGEON-GENERAL ANDREW SEMPLE, M.D
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:17 am by 1879graves

» Colonel J. S. Young
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:51 am by 1879graves

» Major General Brownrigg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:18 am by 1879graves

» Sir Edward Morris
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:59 am by 1879graves

» Major A. V. O'Brien
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:50 am by 1879graves

» Sir M. J. Clarke
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:26 am by 1879graves

» George Herbert A. Kinloch
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:59 am by 1879graves

Lt. (Brevet Major) J.R.M. Chard, 5th Field Company, Royal Engineers--Rorke's Drift and Ulundi
(Mac and Shad) Isandula Collection)
Rededication Rorke's Drift Defender William Wilcox. 8th May 2011 Dolton Devon.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Top posters
90th
 
littlehand
 
Frank Allewell
 
ADMIN
 
1879graves
 
rusteze
 
Chelmsfordthescapegoat
 
John
 
Mr M. Cooper
 
impi
 
Fair Use Notice
Fair use notice. This website may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material and images are available in our efforts to advance the understanding of the “Anglo Zulu War of 1879. For educational & recreational purposes. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material, as provided for in UK copyright law. The information is purely for educational and research purposes only. No profit is made from any part of this website. If you hold the copyright on any material on the site, or material refers to you, and you would like it to be removed, please let us know and we will work with you to reach a resolution.
Top posting users this month
90th
 
Ray63
 
1879graves
 
xhosa2000
 
John Young
 
Frank Allewell
 
rusteze
 
ymob
 
littlehand
 
John
 
Most active topics
Isandlwana, Last Stands
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
Durnford was he capable.1
Durnford was he capable.5
Durnford was he capable. 4
The ammunition question
Durnford was he capable. 3
Durnford was he capable.2
Pte David Jenkins. 'Forgotten' Survivor of Rorke's Drift Returned to Official Records
The missing five hours.

Share | 
 

 Rorkes Drift Hotel

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Frank Allewell

avatar

Posts : 6891
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 71
Location : Cape Town South Africa

PostSubject: Rorkes Drift Hotel   Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:26 pm

An interesting video.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Cheers
Back to top Go down
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

avatar

Posts : 2563
Join date : 2009-04-24

PostSubject: Re: Rorkes Drift Hotel   Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:31 pm

Springbok. Have you stayed at the Hotel. Looks a really nice location.
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

avatar

Posts : 6891
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 71
Location : Cape Town South Africa

PostSubject: Re: Rorkes Drift Hotel   Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:38 pm

Many occasions, the last time a few weeks ago. Its a lot more casual than iSandlwana, and a lot more 'rural'.
Charles is a great host.

Cheers
Back to top Go down
Chelmsfordthescapegoat

avatar

Posts : 2563
Join date : 2009-04-24

PostSubject: Re: Rorkes Drift Hotel   Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:29 pm

It's that where Holts Tours work from?
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

avatar

Posts : 6891
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 71
Location : Cape Town South Africa

PostSubject: Re: Rorkes Drift Hotel   Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:15 am

Holts use iSandlwana Lodge, that's where 90th stayed. Nice place, overlooks the battlefield, but between the two down the hill is part of the village. the RD hotel is completely on its own overlooking the original drift and as I said very rural. Interestingly if you watch Zulu Dawn the place that 'Chelmsford' and Noggs have their first chat is exactly where the Hotel now stands. The crossing point in the film is directly below the Hotel Balcony.

Cheers
Back to top Go down
90th

avatar

Posts : 9783
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 62
Location : Melbourne, Australia

PostSubject: Rorke's Drift Hotel    Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:48 am

It certainly appears to be an excellent place to spend some time Very Happy
Cheers 90th Salute
Back to top Go down
impi

avatar

Posts : 2308
Join date : 2010-07-02
Age : 38

PostSubject: Re: Rorkes Drift Hotel   Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:08 pm

Springbok / 90th How far apart are the locations from each other.
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

avatar

Posts : 6891
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 71
Location : Cape Town South Africa

PostSubject: Re: Rorkes Drift Hotel   Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:29 pm

Impi
12 miles.

Cheers
Back to top Go down
impi

avatar

Posts : 2308
Join date : 2010-07-02
Age : 38

PostSubject: Re: Rorkes Drift Hotel   Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:35 pm

About the same from RD to Isandlwana. Thanks Springbok.
Back to top Go down
90th

avatar

Posts : 9783
Join date : 2009-04-07
Age : 62
Location : Melbourne, Australia

PostSubject: Rorke's Drift Hotel    Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:27 pm

Hi Impi .
Yes , it's
the same difference in distance , , I think Les has posted some of my photos , which I took from my balcony at Isandlwana Lodge , which overlooked the plain , and the Mountain , as you can see the Rorke's Drift Hotel is basically on the Buffalo river .
90th Merry Christmas
Back to top Go down
Frank Allewell

avatar

Posts : 6891
Join date : 2009-09-21
Age : 71
Location : Cape Town South Africa

PostSubject: Re: Rorkes Drift Hotel   Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:55 am

impi
As 90th says, The RD Hotel is right next to the actual drift and the iSandlwana Lodge is on the Nyoni ridge at the battlefield. So yep exactly the same distance, that is unless you walk the bridal trail/old footpath then its around 9 miles.

Cheers
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Rorkes Drift Hotel   

Back to top Go down
 
Rorkes Drift Hotel
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WWW.1879ZULUWAR.COM  :: GENERAL DISCUSSION AREA-
Jump to: