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Professional Battlefield tour organisers

CENTRAL KAROO
Name Comment Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Offering
Cheryl & Dave Griffiths Outeniqua Adventure Tours
George
Tel/fax.:+27(0)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
Beaufort West
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!
EASTERN CAPE
Name Comment Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Offering
Jaco Pretorius Draaiom Tours
Port Elizabeth
Tel.:+27 (0)71-275-1761
E-mail draaiomtours@gmail.com
We operate in the Eastern Cape from Port Elizabeth. We specialise in the Boer War as well as the Frontier (Xhosa) wars and battlefields.
FREE STATE
Name Comment Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Offering
Johan Hattingh Tourism Manager: Senqu Tourism;
Tel.:+27(0)51-603-0160
Cell:+27(0)82-200-9429
E-mail info@senqutourism.co.za
For Free State battlefields.
GAUTENG
Name Comment Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Offering
Robin Binckes Spear of the Nation Tours Cell: 083-395-7027
E-mail spearofthenation@worldonline.co.za
For Gauteng battlefields
James Jacobs Pretoria Cell:+27(0)83-312-6656
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, WWII in North Africa, the Border War and the conflict in Southern Africa, 1960 - 1994

The following table was last updated in August 2019:
KWAZULU-NATAL

Members of Battlefield Region Association

Name Comment/Website Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Offering
Desmond Armstrong Howick Tel./Fax:+27 (0)33-330-8390
+27 (0)83-449-7709
E-mail desmond@blackthorn.co.za
Anglo Boer battlefields national guide
Irish roots and the Irish connection with the battlefields of KZN.
Warwick Baker Westville Tel.:+27 (0)31-266-5480
E-mail victorianafrica@gmail.com
KZN battlefields; Provincial guide for KZN, Mpumalanga, Gauteng wild life and rock art
Henry Bird Eshowe, KZN Tel./Fax:+27 (0)35-474-2348
Cell:+27 (0)82-484-7406 E-mail asambe@zulucom.net
Zulu culture, nature and history guide. Forte is Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. Provincial guide for KZN.
Simon Blackburn
Reg. No. KZN112
Three Tree Hill Lodge, Spioenkop 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    www.daytourskzn.co.za Tel./Fax:+27 (0)31 764 3063
Cell: +27 (0)82 456 1805
E-mail daytours@telkomsa.net
KZN registered guide specialising in one and two day tours to the Battlefields
Rob Caskie Fugitive's Drift Lodge KZN Cell.+27 (0)82-400-0470
E-mail rob@robcaskie.com
KZN Zulu War battles of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift
Anthony Coleman Westville KZN Tel./Fax:+27 (0)34-212-3401
E-mail tonytish@worldonline.co.za
National guide to all battlefields
Rex Duke Melmoth KZN www.umuzibushcamp.co.za Tel.:+27 (0)35-870-2500
Cell:+27 (0)82-825-6896
E-mail rexduke@tintasafaris.co.sa
Zulu cultural; Anglo-Zulu War
Danie du Preez
Reg No KZN1191
KZN Tel.:+27 (0)36-631-1131
Cell:+27 (0)82-493-5465
E-mail danie@mpmlaw.co.sa
KZN battlefields, Drakensberg and Zulu cultural tours
Elisabeth Durham
Reg. No. KZN1037
Dundee KZN
www.cheznousbb.com
Tel./Fax:+27 (0)34-212-1014
Cell: +27(0)72-779-5949
E-mail dundee1@telkomsa.net
Conducts tours in English and French;
Translates for French speaking groups;
Tours to Prince Imperial site / Isandlwana / Rorke's Drift / Blood River
Pierre Duval Dundee KZN
www.bushbaby.co.za
Tel./Fax:+27 (0)34-212-3216
Cell: +27(0)82-466-8350
E-mail pierre@bushbaby.co.za
National guide - cultural and history
Paul Garner Dundee KZN Tel./Fax:+27(0)34-212-1931
Cell: +27 (0)82-472-3912
E-mail garner@jenny.co.za
5 Provinces: Birding, battlefields and rock art
Ron Gold Mooi River KZN
www.kwazulu-natal-tours.com
Cell:+27(0)83-556-4068
E-mail rgrongold@gmail.com
KZN battlefields all conflicts
Johann Hamman
B.A. (Mil. His.), M.A. (Political Science), M.Phil. (Shipping Law)
Dundee KZN Cell:+27(0)82-267-2527
E-mail johann@historyswalk.co.za
Anglo-Zulu War and both Anglo Boer wars, KZN and Free State
Simon Haw Taking tours since 1974,
retired in 2007
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.
Raymond Heron   Tel.:+27(0)36-488-1404
Cell: +27(0)82-573-0224/5
E-mail spionkop@futurenet.co.za
Tours to Spionkop and Ladysmith area battlefields.
Vincent Horn
KZN Nature & Culture guide #1204)
  Tel.:+27(0)36-631-0740
Cell: +27(0)83-781-0740
E-mail vincenthorn2@gmail.com
KZN tour guide, nature and cultural, monuments, war graves and battlefield sites.
Mark Joseph
Shongololo Tours
Tour operator not guide Tel.:+27(0)31-564-0330
Cell: +27(0)72-425-1804
 
Colin S King   Tel.:+27(0)31-464-1160
Cell: +27(0)83-303-7099
E-mail colinsking@msn.com
KZN tour guide, nature and cultural, also registered for Gauteng, Mpumalanga and Eswatini.
Bornwell Masuku Dundee KZN
www.talana.co.za
Tel.:+27 (0)34-212-2654
Cell:+27(0)73-385-7382
E-mail info@talana.co.za
Battle of Talana and Talana Museum guide
Pam McFadden Dundee KZN
www.talana.co.za
Tel.:+27 (0)34-212-2654
Cell:+27(0)79-490-5933
E-mail info@talana.co.za
Honorary Life Member of Battlefield Guides Association KZN battlefields - Anglo-Zulu, Anglo-Boer and Voortrekker sites
Wilfred Mchunu   Cell: +27(0)79 868 9229
E-mail wilfredmchunu@gmail.com
Experienced expert on 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 Elandslaagte, Ladysmith KZN Tel.:+27(0)36-421-1860
Cell:+27(0)83-734-3118 E-mail fodofarm@gmail.com
Tours of Elandslaagte battlefield
Bryan Mncube   Tel.:+27(0)34-271-8051
Cell: +27(0)87-285-1172
bryan@fugitivesdrift.com
Battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift
Mphiwa Ntanzi   Tel.:+27(0)34-271-8051
Cell: +27(0)87-285-1172
reservations@fugitivesdrift.com
Zulu perspective of KZN battlefields - part of the Fugitive's Drift team
Norman Parkinson Dundee KZN Cell: +27(0)79-023-0666
lastpost.dundee@hotmail.com
Battlefields and other sites in the Dundee area
Douglas Rattray Fugitive's Drift Tel.:+27-(0)34-271-8051
Cell: +27-(0)87-285-1172
reservations@fugitivesdrift.com
Based at Fugitive's Drift - KZN battlefields, Wildlife/Birding/Nature
Pat Rundgren Dundee KZN Tel.: +27(0)34-212-4560
Cell:+27(0)82-690-7812
E-mail gunners@trustnet.co.za
Specialist Military guide in the Dundee area. Voortrekker, Anglo-Zulu and Anglo-Boer Wars and Bambata rebellion sites.
Kevin Smith
Reg. No. KZN1894
Website: www.sansafaris.co.za Cell:+27(0)84-555-9600
E-mail kevin@sansafaris.co.za
All SA battlefields, game reserves, produces personalised brochures as mementos
Liz Spiret Ladysmith KZN Tel,:+27(0)36-637-7702
Cell:+27(0)72-262-9669
E-mail lizs@telkomsa.net
Siege of Ladysmith and surrounding KZN Boer war battlefields
Bryan van Schaik KZN Tel.:+27(0)31-207-2728
Cell:+27(0)78-519-4451
E-mail easby@ananzi.co.za
KZN Anglo-Boer battlefields
Nicki von der Heyde
BA HED FRGS
KZN
www.campaigntrails.co.za
Tel.: +27 (0)31 767 4166
E-mail nicki@campaigntrails.co.za
Anglo Zulu and Anglo Boer War battlefields
Sheldon Wells Durban KZN
www.cctouring.co.za
Tel.:+27(0)31-762-3347
Cell:+27(0)74-995-6669
One or multi day tours from accommodation in Durban to all KZN battlefields
KWAZULU-NATAL

Not Members of Battlefield Region Association

Name Comment Phone/fax/cell/e-mail Offering
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
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
Ganes Pillay
not registered
Durban KZN Tel/Fax: +27(0)31-368-7621
Fax: +27(0)31-332-0773
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
Steve Watt
not registered
Howick KZN. Tel/Fax: +27 (0)333865188
E-mail sawatt@iuncapped.co.za
Guide to 1st & 2nd Anglo-Boer Wars in South Africa; Anglo-Zulu War; Frontier Wars of Eastern Cape. Records of all Imperial soldiers who fell in conflicts from 1795 to 1914.
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 Gerhard Delport Battlefields of the Escarpment tours Tel.: +27 (0)83 622 4961
gerhardd101@gmail.com
MP 2963 Nature and Culture Guiding, MP, LP & GP provinces
Events from August to December 1900 around the Escarpment
Battle of Bergendal, Genl French movements on the 26-27th of August, the Battle at Witklip pass, Genl Bullers pursuit of Genl Botha along the Panoramic route; the movement of the ZAR Government between Bothasberg and Windhoek; pursuit of the Boer Commandos down Eland river valley towards Nelspruit; Pres Kruger's departure to Holland and Genl Ben Viljoen's movement with the commandos under his command from Hectorspruit north towards Pietersburg.
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
Chris Taylor
chairman of the Muizenberg Historical
Conservation Society
P O Box 4637
Cape Town 8000
082 908 3456,
email christaylortourguide@gmail.com
Specialist field is the Battle of Muizenberg. Can also guide reliably to 2nd WW sites. Better would be a more general military tour encompassing Boer War sites (mainly POW's), 1st WW gun emplacements and 2nd WW sites. Also the Royal Navy in Simon's Town and a tour of the Old Burying Ground, full of naval history (and casualties).
Miss Kim Walker P.O Box 158 Muizenberg 7945   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
   

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