#ThursdayDoors – Fugitive’s Drift Lodge Part 1- The Guest House

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).

My family spent the past few days at Fugitive’s Drift Lodge in KwaZulu-Natal. This lodge comprises a nature reserve near the Buffalo River, which prior to the Anglo Zulu War of 1879, constituted the border between the British controlled Natal colony and Zululand. At this time, Zululand was under the leadership of the Zulu King Cetshwayo kaMpande, who led the Zulu army to victory at the Battle of Isandlwana on the 22nd January 1879.

Aside from the obvious goal of spending time in an amazingly beautiful place and enjoying the wildlife, we also had a goal of touring the graves of Lieutenants Melville and Coghill, who lost their lives attempting to save the Queen’s Colour of their regiment after the Battle of Isandlwana, and the battlefields and museums of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.

This post is the first in a series of four posts which will share the doors from the guest house we occupied during our stay at Fugitive’s Drift Lodge, a beautifully maintained traditional South African farm house, the Library and selected doors from the lodge itself, and pictures of doors relating to our tours of each of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.

Today, I am sharing the pictures of the guest house and the grave sites of Lieutenants Melville and Coghill.

Traditional farm house styled accommodation with a corrugated iron roof and slate floor
The library in the farmhouse with an old writing table and bookcases
Picture of an impala taken through the doorway

If you are interested in finding out more about Fugitive’s Drift Lodge you can do so here: https://www.fugitivesdrift.com/

If you would like to learn more about Coghill and Mellville, you can do so here: https://www.fugitivesdrift.com/melvill-coghill-at-fugitives-drift/

If you would like to join in Thursday Doors posts, you can do so here: https://nofacilities.com/2021/01/07/charter-oak-pl-thursday-doors/

59 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors – Fugitive’s Drift Lodge Part 1- The Guest House

  1. These are wonderful doors and sights, Robbie. Thanks for adding the history and the other pictures of the area. Putting the doors in context, with words and photos is very helpful. I’m already looking forward to the rest of this series.

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  2. That is one big grasshopper!!! Lovely photos thanks for sharing them all and the information (which I hope to get back to).

    Have you ever seen a silkworm moth up close? There was one in my backyard last autumn. I can sent it to you in an email (if I’ve gotten it off my camera card). If you like insects I have others that I can share in an email. 😀

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