Durnford's Lodge is a "Bed & Breakfast", Guest House Style, situated at 28 Francis Road, Ladysmith
Durnford's Lodge is an old converted house and is named after Lt. Col. Anthony Durnford, who lost his life in the battle of Isandlawana in 1879. He was a unique character in every way and was renowned for being involved with Bishop Colenso's daughter. Although married, he was estranged from his wife who had remained in England.
The town of Ladysmith is steeped in South African war history and there are many monuments and memorials related to the war. The Siege Museum is in town next to the Town Hall, and is easily accessible from Durnford's Lodge & in close proximity to the battlefield sites. Nambithi Game Reserve is approximately a 30 minute drive from Durnford's Lodge. The "Big Five" and other game are plentiful and roam freely over the Nambithi Private Game Reserve. The Cheetah Project at Nambithi is also very interesting and educational and really worth a visit. We at Durnford's Lodge are able to arrange early morning or afternoon game drives and visits to the Cheetah Project.
The Drakensberg mountain range is a short distance from Durnford's Lodge with many attractions, many short and long hikes, the Drakensberg Canopy Tour, Adventure Centre, Raptor Displays, Helicopter flips and golf.History Tours with registered SATOUR Guides may be arranged on request.