Guided Tours

Battlefields

Make a day (or long week-end) tour to some of the many historical sites in our area:

Anglo Zulu War (1879)

  • Battle of Isandlwana
  • Battle of Rorke’s Drift
  • The Fugitives’ Drift

Transvaal War of Independence (First Boer War) (1881)

  • Battle of Lang’s Nek
  • Battle of Schuinshoogte (Ingogo)
  • Battle of Majuba

The South African War (Anglo Boer War) (1899-1902)

  • The Siege of Ladysmith
  • Capture of Winston Churchill
  • Battle of Colenso
  • Battle of Spioenkop
  • and others

Voortrekker/Zulu (1838)

  • Battle of Blood River
  • Saai Laager
  • Rensburg’s Kop (at Willow Grange)

Tours can also be arranged to battlefields further afield:

  • Hlobane, Kambula, Intombi River; Ulundi and others.
  • Talana, Elandslaagte, Willow Grange, Thukela Heights and others.

Drakensburg

THE MOUNTAINS

Make a day trip into the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho via the world-renowned Sani Pass.

If you have an extra day, why not make the trip from Sani Pass through Lesotho and spend a night in or near the Golden Gate National Park. There you can enjoy the sights of one of SA’s best-kept secrets – the Eastern Free State – before returning to the Midlands.

THE BUSHMEN

The dramatic Drakensberg was one of the last refuges of the Bushmen (or San) People who left us a rich legacy in the form of their Rock Art.

Hike to the Main Cave at Giant’s Castle, Game Pass Shelter in the Kamberg or visit the Interpretative Centre at Didema

CHAMPAGNE VALLEY

During a full day tour, enjoy the raptor/falconry display against the backdrop of the Drakensberg only a short distance away. Then, after a leisurely lunch at one of a number of country restaurants, perhaps a concert given by the Drakensberg Boys Choir (Wednesday afternoons only, during school terms). For the energetic, the ‘Berg is a hiker’s paradise. There are many walks, guided and self-guided, from easy strolls to some quite testing terrain.


Midlands Meander

Set in one of the most picturesque parts of our country, The Midlands Meander is arguably the most successful tourism route in South Africa. Why not make a guided tour?

A wide range of options is available to you, from the excitement of sliding through the canopy of the forest on the Karkloof Canopy Tour to simply “chilling out” at one of the many coffee shops, tearooms and restaurants. In between these extremes you can:

  • Make an arts and crafts tour
  • Go horseriding in the Little “Berg”
  • Indulge yourself at a country spa
  • Visit one of our townships
  • Shop ‘til you drop!

Pietermaritzburg

Capital, first of the Voortrekker Republic of Natalia, then of the Crown Colony of Natal, and today of the Province of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg is said to be one of the best preserved Victorian cities in the world

Make a walking tour of the city centre and see some of the incredible architecture such as the famous City Hall and the Railway Station of Mahatma Gandhi fame.

Stroll around the Tatham Gallery before walking past the thriving taxi rank to the Voortrekker Museum complex, home to the Church of the Vow.

A drive to view the poignant “weeping cross” from Delville Wood will take you into the old residential area surrounding the University and some of the city’s well-known schools.