The Dundee Diehards

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The Dundee Diehards re-enactment team is a volunteer, non-profit organisation that was formed in 1999, originally to re-enact the Battle of Talana at the centenary of the battle. The group has since grown and become well known nationally and even internationally, performing battle re-enactments, displays, parades and guards of honour throughout South Africa and taking part in several movies, television series, documentaries etc. having been commissioned by the BBC, SABC, National Geographic and M-Net. The Diehards have also performed in front of the Duke of Kent and other foreign ambassadors and dignitaries.

Famous battles of the Anglo Zulu and Anglo Boer Wars have become the team’s speciality. The group relies heavily on donations and sponsorships, either financial or material for the success of their events and historically correct equipment is continually being sought.

Contact Details

Team Leader: Gavin Slater Cell 084 485 9173 or e-mail:
Secretary: Alex Donaldson Cell 072 984 6438 or e-mail:
Treasurer: Johann Hamman Cell 082 267 2527 or e-mail:

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  1. I grew up in Dundee and it has always an excitment when there was a re-enactment. I live now in Richards Bay and am studing tourism. I would like to know how I can arrange for the Diehards to come to Richards Bay and how much it will cost. Thank you and keep up the good work.

  2. Hi I was at the reinactment in Dundee this weekend 18th October.had a great time.was wondering
    When there will be another weekend like that…regards michelle

  3. I love the Zulu War 1879 and the Boer War 1899-1902 History I am also a Re-enactor of the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War Since 1983 and I would love to Join the Group. see me on facebook Mark Sepanski, or Mark Sepanski in Museums, E-Mail is and website is

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