There are special elements to this tour as you will be able to experience aspects of the battlefields not usually available. After hour, night time access, special effects on certain tours that are especially arranged for this unique once only tour. After all we do need the moon to co-operate.

Friday 22 January 2016

Having arrived in Dundee and settled into your accommodation travel to Talana Museum Kwakunje Cultural village for an evening of dance, music and a traditional Zulu meal.

Saturday 23 January 2016
Accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable guides from Dundee, travel by bus via Malonjeni and the site of the First World War soldier settlement scheme, to Nqutu and then view Isandlwana battlefield from the Nqutu heights. This is the commanding position from where the Zulu commanders controlled the battle. At St Vincents Mission visit the museum and then proceed onto the battlefield.

Feel the atmosphere and experience history come alive as you follow your guide across this blood drenched battlefield. If you are lucky (but we cannot guarantee as this depends on government officials) view re-enactment of the battle.

Travel on to Rorkes Drift, en route hearing the tale of the skirmish at Sihayo’s kraal on 11 January and the story of Henry Harford and his beetle.
Crossing the Buffalo river allow your imagination to travel back in time and see the soldiers crossing on the pon, which we will cross in our bus.
Enjoy lunch at Rorkes Drift hotel and as you sit on the deck looking out over the Buffalo river let your mind’s eye wander back in time and picture the area swarming with red coated British soldiers and fierce Zulu warriors. Location, location,location!

Rorkes Drift – the name echoes down through history. Relive this epic battle as your guide walks and talks you around the battlefield under the full moon, the walled British cemetery and the Zulu mass burial sites.

An evening picnic on the battlefield enhances this experience before returning to Dundee.

Sunday 24 January 2016
Start your morning with a guided walk through Dundee’s past as you follow elements of the Dundee Heritage Trail – if only the buildings could talk and not just your guide! Anglo Boer War, coal mining, Mohandas Gandhi, the Rev Bailey – a kaleidoscope of history, events and exciting tales and history come to life. A surprise awaits along this trail.

Then to the jewel in Dundee – Talana Museum. After an introduction to the museum you are free to view exhibits that appeal to you. However, there will be guided talks through the Anglo Boer and Great War exhibits. Finish the tour with a wonderful Sunday buffet lunch in the Miners Rest restaurant, before departing for a stop at Elandslaagte battlefield en route to Spioenkop. Evening on Spioenkop with a guided walk and talk. Do the ghosts of the men who died in the “acre of massacre” come back to haunt the site on the anniversary? Is there something special about battlefields on the anniversary and in the moon light? I do believe there is.

Enjoy your “ration pack” with our version of the Queen’s chocolate on the top of the hill before returning to Ladysmith for your overnight stay in the Royal hotel.

Monday 25 January 2016
After breakfast we will visit the Anglican Church to view the memorial tablets, Siege Museum and the MOTH museum before heading to Nambiti Game Reserve to participate in the “Cheetah Experience”. Lunch in Nambiti Game Reserve and then back to Dundee.
And unfortunately the end of a most memorable tour.