Random thoughts and notes written by my various clients over the years will be posted here. This page remains a work in progress. The French entries have been rewritten by me, and any mistakes are my own – the handwriting is not always that easy to read…!!

I have had the honour to guide various personalities through these battlefields, and below you will find a small measure of their remarks:

“Dear Johann and Michele,

Thank you for a most wonderful stay at History’s Walk B&B and tours. Both my students and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time. Have a fabulous year ahead and hope to see you again someday.”

Clinton vd Merwe – Wits University.

“Michelle en Johann,

Het heeft ongetwijfelt veel moeite, handearbeid, inspanning en zweet gekost maar het resultaat mag er zijn. De smaak en liefde voor detail is overal aanwezig tot in de steentjies van de douche toe. En top of that hebben wij de gastvrijheid en persoonlijke opvang zeer op prijs gestelt. Wijhebben ten zeerste genoten. De rondleiding in een stukje Zululand was een verheldering.

Dank en gloeiend succes.

Roger en Viviane – 30 Jan. 2007

“Sympathique accueil de Johann et Michele. Des infos et bons conseils de visite de la region des champs de bataille. Bonne adiesse calme et decontractie.”

Denise et Roland

de Bretagne


“A very comfortable and homey place to stay while visiting the battlefields. Thank you for your enthusiastic hospitality and for sharing your wealth of knowledge with us.

Emily Hallinan

Cambridge, UK.

“A very comfortable and homely place to stay, and Johannes’ knowledge of and enthusiasm for the battlefields is quite extraordinary, just amazing..!!”

Thank you both

Roger and Linda Forsyth

UK (21-04-2007)

Thank you so much for a great stay in your lovely home – beautiful house and garden..!! Breakfast fit for a King. Looking forward to day out with Johann and his mountain of knowledge.

Many thanks

Clive, Michelle, Frazer Marshall (Botswana)

23 April 2007

“Excellent accommodation, lovely hospitality – loved the garden..!! History brought alive – commanding knowledge – well told – what a superb day we have had. Thank you very much. We wish you well.”

Peter and Jenny Pope (13/11/2007)

Cornwall, UK

“…..sehr nett, gute unterhaltung und sehr informativ.”

Danke, Christa und Gert Borowitschka aus Deutschland 24-11-2007

“Een prima plek hier. We voelden ons direct thuis. De kamers was prima en we hebben lekker geslapen. Ook de informatie die we kregen was prima en overvloedig. Als we hier ooit weer in de buurt komen zullen we hier zeker weer aankloppen

Anneke en Joop de Groot


A Michelle et Johann

Un grand merci pour l’accueil et l’excellence du service. Un trap bret sejour mais que nous garderons longtemps dans la memoire de nos bons souvenirs

 Avec nos cordiaux remerciements.

Polo, P and D.


“We had a fabulous couple of days here, and loved staying in Johann and Michele’s home. We appreciate your hospitality and will let our friends know this is the place to stay. All the best,

Jayne, Steve and Tamara (the Americans)

“Thank you so much for lovely hospitality and lovely surroundings. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

Wendy and Trevor, Nieu Zealand.


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