Fugitives’ Drift

22 January 1879

The Fugitives’ Trail is the route taken by survivors of the Battle of Isandlwana who crossed the Buffalo River at Fugitives’ Drift. Lts. Melvill and Coghill (who were killed trying to save the Queen’s Colour) are buried on hillside above drift on the Natal side. From Rorke’s Drift follow signs.

On private property. There is no on site information and the use of a Guide is recommended to enhance the experience of the site.

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