Category Archives: Battlefield Tours

A battlefield analysis with the 4th Battalion, Duke of Lancaster’s at Isandlwana

The Duke of Lancaster’s, on the right, with Lt.-Col. Lighten on the right. We briefly, applied the following principles to each of the two battles mentioned, and discussed and absored it as the day allowed. Permit me to state that if … Continue reading

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Touring the Kwazulu-Natal battlefields – a current perspective from a battlefield guide…

Yes, that is me, standing next to the Covenant wagon at the site of the Battle of Blood River. Like I have said, I tour any Natal battlefield you can think of, (that is not further than a day’s ride, … Continue reading

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Touring the KZN Battlefields: A tour guide’s musings on smaal irritations like the fuel price

Our Southern Hemisphere winter is just sort of expiring, and the weather has been sort of psychotic up to now, to put it mildly. Howling gales, scorching berg winds one day, with a sudden drop in temperature late afternoon, which … Continue reading

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Tripadvisor – a special curse, or misunderstood marketing tool.

We have all had that moment when that first negative review appears on whatever booking site you and your establishment may find itself.  We at History’s Walk B&B were negatively reviewed in 2009 by an American visitor and his girlfriend, … Continue reading

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My reading list…..

My reading list (so far…..) 1. Boer Wars 1815-1902 Farwell, Byron, The Great Boer War, , MacKays of Chatham,  Chatham, Kent, Wordsworth 1999 Edition Crisp, Robert, The Outlanders: The story of the men who made Johannesburg, Mayflower Books Ltd., 1074, … Continue reading

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Touring the KZN Battlefields this winter…

It is turning out to be a very mild winter in the Battlefields so far. We have been blessed with perfect weather, albeit somewhat chilly in the late afternoon and at night, but the days have been glorious so far. … 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 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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