The South African
Military History Society

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Krygshistoriese Vereniging



Professional Battlefield tour organisers

CENTRAL KAROO
Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Cheryl & Dave Griffiths Outeniqua Adventure Tours
George
Tel/fax.Local: 044 871 1470
Tel/fax Overseas +27 44 871 1470
E-mail outntour@mweb.co.za
Great Karroo encompassing Commando activity - Smuts, Scheepers, Malan, Deneys Reitz, Conradie group - see website www.outeniquatours.co.za for details
Rose Willis Central Karoo District Council
P O Box 56
Beaufort West 6970
Tel.:+27 (0)201 51160
Fax.:+27 (0)201 3675
Tours on request.
Rose publishes and writes Rose's Round Up, which has fascinating snippets of information on the area. No topic too obscure to be researched!
FREE STATE
Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Johan Hattingh Tourism Manager: Senqu Tourism;
Tourism Grading Assessor;
web-site: www.senqutourism.co.za
051-603-0160
Cell: 082 200 9429
E-mail info@senqutourism.co.za
For Free State battlefields
GAUTENG
Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Robin Binckes Spear of the Nation Tours Cell: 083-395-7027
E-mail spearofthenation@worldonline.co.za
For Gauteng battlefields
James Jacobs 733 33rd Ave Villieria 0186 Cell: 083-312-6656
E-mail milhistjames@hotmail.com
PhD University of the Free State, 1994
National Guide qualification: 2016
Wars of the Mfecane, Colonial Campaigns in the 19th century, Anglo-Boer Wars till 1902, the 2nd World War in North Africa, the Border War and the conflict in Southern Africa, 1960 - 1994
 
KWAZULU-NATAL

Members of Battlefield Region Association

Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Warwick Baker P.O. Box 1188,
Westville,
3630 KZN
Tel.:+27 (0)31-266-5480
E-mail siobhan@iafrica.com
KZN battlefields
Desmond Armstrong Howick Tel./Fax:+27 (0)33-330-8390
+27 (0)83-449-7709
E-mail desmond@blackthorn.co.za
KZN battlefields national guide
Irish roots and the Irish connection with the battlefields of KZN.
Henry Bird P.O. Box 116,
Eshowe,
3815 KZN
Tel./Fax:+27 (0)35-474-2348
E-mail ahbird@netactive.co.za
KZN battlefields & cultural
Simon Blackburn
Reg. No. KZN112
Three Tree Hill Lodge, Spioenkop
website: www.threetreehill.co.za
Tel./Fax:+27 36 448 1171
Cell:+27(0)82 379 1864
E-mail simon@threetreehill.co.za
Botswana qualified guide. Specialize in Walking Trails in Big 5 areas, and History of AB War with emphasis on Spionkop and Colenso.
Don Botterill
Reg. No. KZN1081
Daytours
Kloof
KZNatal
Tel./Fax:+27 824561805
E-mail daytours@telkomsa.net
Isandlwana Rorkes Drift and Spioenkop and also Sani Pass and Game Reserves.
Rob Caskie Fugitive's Drift Lodge,
P.O. Rorke's Drift,
3016 KZN
Tel.+27 (0)34-642-1843
Fax:+27 (0)34-271-8051
E-mail rattrays@trustnet.co.za
KZN Zulu War battlefields
Anthony Coleman 5 Marlowe Ave.,
Westville,
3630 KZN
Tel./Fax:+27 (0)31-262-1969
E-mail tonytish@worldonline.co.za
5 Provinces: culture & history
Rex Duke P.O. Box 430,
Melmoth,
3835 KZN
Tel.:+27 (0)35-450-2531
Fax:+27 (0)35-450-3126
E-mail rexduke@telkomsa.net
KZN history/ cultural
Elisabeth Durham P.O. Box 303,
Dundee,
3000 KZN
www.cheznousbb.com
Tel./Fax:+27 (0)34-212-1014
Cell: 0727795949
E-mail cheznous@dundeekzn.co.za
Prince Imperial/ Isandlwana/ Rorke's Drift/ Blood River
I am a Registered Tour Guide and my number is KZN1037
Pierre Duval 110 Victoria St.,
Dundee,
3000 KZN
Tel./Fax:+27 (0)34-212-3216
E-mail pierre@bushbaby.co.za
National guide
Paul Garner P.O. Box 847,
Dundee,
3000 KZN
Tel./Fax:+27 (0)34-212-1931
Cell: 082-842-3911
E-mail garner@xsinet.co.za
5 Provinces: nature and battlefields
Ron Gold P.O. Box 523,
Mooi River,
3300 KZN
Tel.:+27 (0)33-263-2632
Fax:+27 (0)33-263-2257
Cell: 083-556-4068
E-mail rgrongold@gmail.com
KZN battlefields
Johann Hamman
B. A. (Mil. His.), M.A (Political Science), M.Phil. (Shipping Law)
PO Box 308,
Dundee,
3000 KZN
Tel.:+27 (0)34-212-3344
Fax:+27 (0)34-212-3344
Cell: 082-267-2527
E-mail jhamman@telkomsa.net
Anglo Boer war, the Anglo Zulu War and the First war of Independence
Simon Haw   Tel.:+27 (0)33-343-3847
Cell: +27 (0)82-824-8326
E-mail simonhaw@telkomsa.net
KZN tour guide with a particular but not exclusive interest in battlefield tours.
Vincent Horn
KZN Nature & Culture guide #1204)
  Tel.:+27 (0)36-631-0740
Cell: +27(0)83-781-0740
E-mail hornv@telkomsa.net
KZN tour guide Special interest is the digital capturing of all monuments, war graves and battlefield sites.
Chris le Roux 606 Tuinsig,
12 Problem Mkhize (Cowey) Rd,
4001 Durban
Tel./Fax:+27 (0)31-309-1477
082 851 7750 mobile
E-mail chrisleroux924@gmail.com
National Guide: military history
Norman Leveridge Dundee Tel.:+27 (0)34-212-1697
Cell: +27 (0) 72-089-1323
E-mail bellgray@webmail.co.za
Battle of Talana; birding tours and reserves around Dundee
Ron Lock P.O. Box 2388,
Hillcrest,
3650 KZN
Tel.:+27 (0)31-765-7048
Fax: +27 (0) 31-765-1244
E-mail ngobat@mweb.co.za
KZN battlefields
Alastair James Lamont Fugitive's Drift +27-34-642-1843 / +27-34-271-8051
Cell: +27 86 513 4717
E-mail reservations@fugitivesdrift.com
KZN battlefields
Pam McFadden P.O. Box 1743,
Dundee,
3000 KZN
+27 (0)34-212-2376
Cell: 082-870-4750
E-mail info@talana.co.za
KZN battlefields
Wilfred Mchunu   Cell: +27(0)79 868 9229
E-mail wilfredmchunu@gmail.com
historical Zulu and Zulu war sites as well as Zulu cultural sites such as eMakhosini (the Valley of the Kings), Dingane's Kraal and the Battle of Ulundi.
George Mitchell-Innes P.O. Box 21,
Elandslaagte,
2900 KZN
+27 (0)36-421-1860
Cell: 083-259-6394
E-mail mitchellinnes@mweb.co.za
N. KZN battlefields
Mphiwe Ntanzi   +27-34-642-1843 / +27-34-271-8051
Cell: +27 (0)86-513-4717
E-mail reservations@fugitivesdrift.com
Zulu perspective of KZN battlefields
Andrew Rattray Fugitive's Drift +27-34-642-1843 / +27-34-271-8051
Cell: +27 86 513 4717
E-mail reservations@fugitivesdrift.com
KZN battlefields, flora and fauna
Douglas Rattray Fugitive's Drift +27-34-642-1843 / +27-34-271-8051
Cell: +27 86 513 4717
E-mail reservations@fugitivesdrift.com
KZN battlefields, Wildlife/Birding/Nature
Pat Rundgren P.O. Box 1726
Dundee
3000 KZN
Tel.: +27 (0)34 212-4560
Cell: 082-690-7812
E-mail gunners@trustnet.co.za
KZN Battlefields Military History
Kevin Smith
Reg. No. KZN1894
Website: www.sansafaris.co.za cell: 084 555 9600
E-mail kevsmithin@gmail.com
All SA battlefields, game reserves, produces personalised brochures as mementos
Shane Spargo Ladysmith Tel: +27 (036)-631-0930 cell: +27 (0)82-800-0620
E-mail spargo@futurenet.co.za
KZN battlefields, Drakensberg, leads motorcycles tours
Liz Spiret 17 President St.,
Ladysmith,
3370 KZN
+27 (0)36-637-7702
fax: +27 (0)36-637-2992(Liz)
E-mail lizs@telkomsa.net
KZN Boer war battlefields Rorke's Drift also cultural tours
Dave Sutcliffe P.O. Box 20295,
Newcastle,
2940 KZN
+27 (0)34-312-3206
+27 (0)34-315-5023 fax
E-mail dave.sutcliffe@telkomsa.net
KZN battlefields
Chris van Schalkwyk P.O. Box 465,
Bergville,
3350 KZN
+27 (0)36-448-1128
E-mail easby@ananzi.co.za
KZN Anglo-Boer battlefields also cultural tours
Foy Vermaak P.O. Box 1358,
Dundee,
3000 KZN
+27 (0)34-642-1925
E-mail foy@pennyf.co.za
KZN military history
also cultural tours
Nicki von der Heyde
BA HED FRGS
P O Box 54, Gillitts
3603 KZN
www.campaigntrails.co.za
Tel.: +27 (0)31 767 4166
Fax: +28 82 653 4166
E-mail nicki@campaigntrails.co.za
winner of Tour Operator of the Year 2006
KWAZULU-NATAL

Not Members of Battlefield Region Association

Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Angela Andre
not registered
PO Box 3330
Ladysmith,
3370 KZN
Tel.: +27 (0)36-336-253
Cell: 082-802-1643
KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields Route
Angela Ferreira
not registered
Tourism Officer http://www.tourismnewcastle.co.za Military Tour Guide - 1st Boer War
Sean Friend
not registered
P.O. Box 20
Vryheid
3100 KZN
Tel.: +27 (0)34 983-2256
Cell: 082-367-9100
E-mail seanfriend@bigfoot.com
Battlefields: A-Boer A-Zulu & Transvaal
Raymond Heron Spionkop Lodge
P.O. Box 20
Ladysmith
3370 KZN
Tel./Fax.: +27 (0)36 488-1404
E-mail spionkop@futurenet.co.za
Spionkop
Evan Jones P.M.B. HERITAGE TOURS
Website : www.shongololotours.co.za
Fax.: +27 (0)331-443260
E-mail heritage.battlefield@futurenet.co.za
Northern KwaZulu Natal Battlefields Route which features 68 battle and skirmish sites.
Mark Joseph Shongololo Tours and Holiday Flats
Website : www.shongololotours.co.za
Tel.: +27 (0)31-564-0330
Cell: 072-425-1804
E-mail shongololotours@absamail.co.za
I accommodate, arrange and conduct tours for select groups and am registered with KZN Tourism
Evan Jones P.O. Box 633,
Dundee,
3000 KZN
Tel./Fax:+27 (0)34-212-4040
Cell: 082-807-8598
E-mail battleguide@telkomsa.net
3 Provinces: battlefields military history
Stella La Reservee P.O. Box 32
Hlobane
3145 KZN
Tel.: +27 (0)34 982-2111 ext 261 (w)
Tel.: +27 (0)34 967-1510 (h)
Cell: 082-600-1273
E-mail bcc@vhd.dorea.co.za
Battlefields
Paul McIvenny P.O. Box 10084
Scottsville
Pietermaritzburg
3209 KZN
Tel.: +27 (0)33 396-9752
Cell: 082-841-4832
E-mail byeways@futurenet.co.za
KZN Battlefields
Ganes Pillay
not registered
P.O. Box 10552, Marine Parade, Durban, 4001 Tel/Fax: +27 031 3687621
Fax: +27 031 3320773
E-mail ganes.gnpins@telkomsa.net
I am researching and delivered talks and located a previously unknown monument on the participation of Indian troops and personnel during the Anglo Boer War
Piet van Rooyen
not registered
Flat 58
Aloe Gardens
Ladysmith
3370 KZN
Cell: 082-887-5297 Ladysmith area Anglo-Boer Battlefields
Steve Watt
not registered
46 York Ave, Scottsville
PIETERMARITZBURG
3201 KZN.
Tel/Fax: +27 (0)333865188
E-mail sawatt@netfocus.co.za
Guide to 1st & 2nd Anglo-Boer Wars in South Africa; Anglo-Zulu War; Frontier Wars of Easteren Cape. Records of all Imperial soldiers who fell in conflicts from 1795 to 1914.
Hamba Kahle Tours 160, Pine Street
Tourist Junction
Durban 4001
www.hambakahletours.co.za
Tel.: +27 (0)31-305-5586
Fax: +27 (0)31-305-5576
E-mail hambakahle@dbn.lia.net
 
LIMPOPO
Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Mr Charles Leach Breaker Morant Trail Cell - 083 228 3874 Zoutpansberg Skirmishes Route
MPUMALANGA
Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Mr Huffy Pott Bergendal Battlefield Trail Tel.: +27 (0)13 751-3604 Horseback trail of the Bergendal Battlefield
Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Mr Cris van Wyk cris@bergenbnb.co.za Tel.:
Department of Tourism Registration no is GP 3682.
Battle of Bronkhorstspruit
NORTHERN CAPE
Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Bernard Connellan Jumanji African Tour Brokers
P O Box 17670,
Bainsvlei
9338
Tel./Fax:+27 (0)51-451-1427
E-mail jumanjiafrica@interkom.co.za
Has all inclusive tour ex-UK
Francois Basson Diamantveld Regional Services Council
Private Bag X 6088,
Kimberley, 8300
Tel.: +27 (0)531-861-4911
Fax.:+27 (0)531-861-1538
Battlefields Route N12 (Kimberley)
Steve Lunderstedt P O Box 3017,
Kimberley, 8300 RSA
Tel/Fax.: +27 (0)531-814-006
E-mail stevestours@kimberley.co.za
Sieges of Elands River & Mafeking in August, Magersfontein Night March in December.
NORTHWEST PROVINCE
Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Northwest Province Parks and Tourism Board   Tel.: +27 (0)18 293-1611
Fax.: +27 (0)18 297-2082
 
Prof. Gert van der Bergh P O Box 6144,
Baillie Park,
2526
Tel.: +27 (0)18 290-5552
Tours on request
Anglo-Boer War Centenary Battlefields Map
John Pennefather   Cell: 082-808-8346
014 592 2844 (w)
Undertakes day trips to Battlefields in the Rustenburg region.
WESTERN CAPE
Name Address Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Comment
Miss Kim Walker National Monuments Council
P O Box 4637
Cape Town 8000
  Information on Cape events plus sites
Tony Westby-Nunn; Graham Haywood; General John del Monte Western Cape Military Tours
P O Box 4637
Capricorn Square
7948 Western Cape
Tel: 021 709 0808
Fax: 021 709 0054
Cell: 083 4444 662 (Tony)
E-mail tonynunn@iafrica.com
Military, Naval and Aviation tours. Accommodation can be arranged for all tastes.
Mr Nic Badenhorst Directorate Cultural Affairs
Private Bag X9067
Cape Town 8000
   
Mr Peter Greeff Private Bag X6531
George 6530
   

List originally compiled by Marjorie Dean and updated by Joan Marsh

If you have other information to add to this list please email to Joan Marsh


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