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Touring the Natal Battlefields – A Happy little B&B in Dundee Part Three

Well, we got our letter out in the Weg magazine, and tonight we have a full house…! All Dinner, Bed and Breakfast clients.  The sun is slowly melting into a palette of reds and yellows, patiently retiring over what will soon … Continue reading

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Touring the KZN battlefields – A happy little B&B in Dundee Part Two

What is a B&B…? It stands for Bed and Breakfast, by the way. Its when a private individual, like me, makes part of his house available for paying guests. These guests then share a few rooms and other facilities, like … Continue reading

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Touring the KZN battlefields – A Happy Little B&B In Dundee

We were pottering about the house when Dons and Eurika phoned us from Blood River Museum. An older German couple showed up there, and they were looking for a place to stay in Dundee. I spoke to the man, and … Continue reading

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The Blood River Museum and site

I have four maternal ancestors who fought in this battle. It was an epic, tragic struggle that in all probability should never have taken place, had it not been for the treachery of the Zulu King, Dingane. The Blood River … Continue reading

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A musical interlude #3

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A guided battlefield tour in Kwa-Zulu Natal with Johann Hamman

At History’s Walk we can definitely arrange a full day of touring for you.  I am a registered Kwazulu – Natal provincial guide who does battlefield tours to all major sites of the three wars that were fought in this province. I … Continue reading

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A Professional Battlefield Guide – some personal opinions

Any good battlefield guide, especially in KZN, will know that guiding clients around any battlefield in the province is one of the most intellectually stimulating pastimes in the country. This small group of men and women are among the best in the world at what they do, and I believe my following opinion will explain why Continue reading

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Touring the Kwazulu-Natal battlefields…

Yep, that is it. The battlefields. We have about 68 of them around the eclectic little town of Dundee, nestled among the Biggarsberg mountains of Northern KZN. This particular winter of 2011 is rather nippy, with the chance of snow in … Continue reading

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A Quiet time…

Winter touring on the battlefields had always been more laid back than the frenetic pace of the warmer months. The first post-first cold front clients are drifting in, and Dundee is once again the hub of historic activity. Do not … Continue reading

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Some retrospection required, maybe…?

I had a nagging doubt that morning I set out to pick up those two clients from Nambiti on the 22 of January this year.  Guess what…? It was the anniversary of the Battle of Isandlwana, and President Zuma and … Continue reading

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