Tour Dates: 17/25 November 2018

Price Per Person: To Be Confirmed
Hotel: Newcastle Hotel (B&B)
           Dundee Battlefield Lodge (HB)
           Platrand, Wagon Hill (HB)              
           Three Tree Hill (HB)

Please note there be a flight and non flight option for this tour  
The Battlefields of South Africa

Tour Itinerary

Day 1- Saturday 17 November 2018

For those flying with Battle Honours we depart from London Heathrow on the evening flight to Johannesburg 

Day 2 - Sunday 18 November 2018

After landing at Johannesburg, the group will transfer to Newcastle (via a couple of brief historical stops) for an overnight stay, with an overview campaign lecture on arrival  
 

Day 3 - Monday 19 November 2018

Leaving the hotel we head towards Dundee where we walk both the Majuba battlefield in the morning and Langs Nek in the afternoon focussing on the First Boer War 1880-1881  - Overnight Dundee Battlefield Lodge

Day 4 - Tuesday 20 November 2018 

Today we spend the morning studying Islandlwana in detail before our afternoon is spent following Fugitives Drift Trail to the graves of Teignmouth Melville and Nevill Coghill VC  - Overnight Dundee Battlefield Lodge 

Day 5 - Wednesday 21 November 2018

Departing Dundee we head south to visit Rorkes Drift in the morning, involving a walk up onto the Oskarburg Ridge. The afternoon we arrive at the Platrand Lodge and walk/drive the battlefield of Wagon Hill (Second Boer War). Overnight Platrand Lodge   

Day 6 - Thursday 22 November 2018

Starting with a driver to Three Tree Hill via a private museum in Ladysmith we visit the site where Churchill was captured and the grave of Frederick Roberts VC. We then tour the Colenso battlefield including the loop and Long's Gunsites. Overnight at the Three Tree Hill Lodge    

Day 7 - Friday 23 November 2018 

An early departure enables us to walk over the battlefields of Spion Kop before breakfast, the remainder of the day is spent exploring the local area including Spearmans Camp/Rangeworthy Cemeteries, or the Mount Alice Memorial offering spectacular views over the battlefield. Overnight Three Tree Lodge    

Day 8 - Saturday 24 November 2018

Checking out of the hotel we transfer back to Johannesburg (4 hours) with a number of historical spots to break up the journey to arrive for an evening flight back to the UK  arriving on the morning of Sunday 25 November