african wildlife

Boer Battlefield Tours

Anglo - Boer Battlefields

Colonial South Africa

From Jo'burg you travel south to Dundee via the Hill of Doves to the Talana Battlefield being the first major battle of the war, this is a superb open air Museum. In Ladysmith we visit the Siege Museum with its excellent diorama of the Ladysmith field of operation, on the main street is All Saints Church, still visible is the hole were a Long Tom shell went through the roof without exploding. On a hill north west of the town we visit the site of Whites HQ with it's commanding view of the town and surrounding area. From Ladysmith we visit the Churchill memorial to see the armoured train ambush site which led to the capture of a young Winston on 15 November 1899, and his Pretoria Prison. Nearby is the Clouston Garden of Remembrance and Military Cemetery and Col Longs Gun site where the Boers captured 10 artillery guns from the British at the Battle of Colenso (15 Dec 1899). About 30 kms south west of Ladysmith is the killing field of Spioenkop; we take a tour of the Battlefield and explain the events that took place which involved such people as Winston Churchill and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. One of our accommodations is on the Battlefield near Nicholson's Nek also know as the Battle of Ladysmith, you can also visit the southern defenses of Platrand (Wagon Hill) and Tugela Heights with the final push into Ladysmith to break the 118 day siege.

You can also visit the capital of South Africa; Pretoria, with Winston Churchill's prison, one of the old Boer forts and the old British HQ of Melrose House with the signing of the peace treaty in May 1902 as well as Breaker Morant & Peter Hancock's final resting place.

3 day (2 nights) Spioenkop, Ladysmith, Chuchurchill's train ambush site, Tugela Heights.

4 day (3 nights) incl as above with Pretoria, old Fort & Melrose House.

Tour duration: - 3 days to 10 days depending on the destinations chosen, tours can be customised and combined with the Zulu Battlefields & Kruger Park.

Options: the siege towns of Kimberley & Mafekeng

Includes: return transfers Johannesburg/Pretoria, accomodations, meals.


Combined Anglo Boer & Zulu Battlefields Tours

5 day (4 nights) Spioenkop, Ladysmith, Churchill's train ambush site, Tugela Heights, Isandlwana, Rokres Drift, Talana interpretation centre, Bloodriver 1838

6 day (5 nights) incl as above with Ulundi, Cetswayo's Kraal

7 day (6 nights) incl as above with Fort Eshowe and grave site

8 day (7 nights) incl as above with Pretoria, old Boer Fort, Melrose House

Tour duration: - 4 days to 8 days depending on the destinations chosen, tours can be customised.

Includes: return transfers Johannesburg/Pretoria, accomodations, meals.


Combined Anglo-Boer-Zulu Battlefields and Kruger Park

11 day (10 nights) combined Anglo Boer Zulu Battlefields tour of KwaZulu Natal and wildlife Safari in the famous Kruger National Park with photo opportunities around the Drakensberg escarpment of the Blyderiver Canyon.

Tours can be customised and extended to include the Luxury private camps

Includes: return transfers Johannesburg/Pretoria, accomodations, meals.

An information pack with our own documentation & maps is supplied for the Battlefields being visited.

British War Graves

Anglo Boer British Graves

Spioenkop - Twin Peaks

Spioenkop - Twin Peaks

Spioenkop - British Mass Graves

Spioenkop - British Graves

Churchill's Train Ambush

Churchill's Train Ambush

Colenso Gun Positions

Colenso Gun Positions