• Battlefields
  • Zulu Culture
  • Wildlife/Birding/Nature
  • National Guide – Registered to guide throughout South Africa
  • Provincial Guide – Registered to guide in KwaZulu-Natal
  • Site Guide – Registered to guide on specific sites only
  • Special Focus – Special field if interest and speciality. Not all guides offer tours to all battlefields.
Blackburn, Simon

Simon Blackburn

  • Spioenkop, Ladysmith and Relief of Ladysmith Battles

Simon Blackburn, with wife Cheryl co-owner of Three Tree Hill Lodge at Spioenkop.
He has BSc Hons in Zoology and started guiding in 1994 – 10 yrs at Singita, 3 yrs Kwando Safaris, Botswana, 2 yrs at Three Trees at Spionkop.
FGASA Level III DG Nature Guide, SATOUR Kzn Tourist Guide #112, Botswana qualified guide. Specialize in Walking Trails in Big 5 areas, and History of AB War with emphasis on Spionkop and Colenso PDP.


Tel:+27(0)36 448 1171 / +27(0)82 379 1864



Du Preez, Danie

Danie du Preez

  • Ladysmith and Relief of Ladysmith Battles

Danie du Preez is a Provincial Tour guide (KZN 1191). He has travelled throughout Southern Africa hitchhiking, camping, caravanning, motor biking and obviously by car. Guiding offered to Anglo Boer, Anglo Zulu and Voortrekker battlefields and sites (Spionkop, Colenso, Islandwana, Rorkes drift, Blood River, Blaauwkrans, etc). He also offers Nature and Cultural guiding, giving you the opportunity to also enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the Drakensberg, Zululand and the cultural diversity of its people.


Tel:+27(0)036 631 1131 / +27(0)82 493 5465


Gold, Ron

Ron Gold

  • Spioenkop, Ladysmith and Relief of Ladysmith Battles

Ron Gold is based at the foot of Spioenkop and is a military history specialist. He has been taking personally hosted and group tours to all the battlefield sites in KwaZulu-Natal –Anglo Zulu War, Transvaal War of Independence, South African War, Voortrekker-Zulu for over 20 years. He is accomplished story teller and does lectures and talks as far afield as the USA.


Tel:+27 83 556 4068



Heron, Alistair

Alastair Heron

  • Spioenkop and Ladysmith Area

Alastair Heron – specialist, qualified Battlefield and Cultural guide who is in the process of reading History and Psychology through UNISA.
Manager of family owned Spion Kop Lodge from where one is able to experience Tours of the Kwa Zulu Natal Battlefields.
Other options available are: Birding, Sunset Boat Cruises, and HikingTrips to the San Rock Art Paintings.


Tel:+27(0)36 4881404 / +27(0)82 5730224/5



Heron, Raymond

Raymond Heron

  • Spioenkop and Ladysmith Area

Owner of Spion Kop Lodge – Specialist South African War raconteur and registered guide will accompany you to the many historic sights of the KwaZulu Natal Battlefields. With his passion and unique ability, Raymond transports you back in time, using the theatre of the mind as he paints vivid pictures of the personal trauma and military mindset of the time, which resulted in the slaughter of so many British and South African Soldiers, enabling you, to relive the past that changed our future as you walk in the footsteps of great leaders. Kate Turkington refers to Raymond as “An Historian and Raconteur Supreme!” Daily Tours to the Battlefields.


Tel:+27(0)36 488 1404 / +27(0)82 573 0224/5



Horn, Vincent

Vincent Horn

  • Ladysmith and Relief of Ladysmith Battles

Vincent is a Provincial Nature and Culture guide, (Reg no:1204) he grew up in the Ladysmith / Colenso area. Vincent conducts tours to all the Battlefields in KZN. (Spioenkop, Colenso, Ladysmith, Isandlwana, Rorke’s drift etc)

Special interest is the digital capturing of all monuments, war graves and battlefield sites.


Tel:036 631 0740 / 083 781 0740


Mitchell-Innes, George

George Mitchell-Innes

  • Elandslaagte Battle

George Mitchell-Innes lives on his farm at Elandslaagte and from this base conducts guests on tours of the Elandslaagte battlefield and other sites in the Ladysmith area. He has an excellent collection of material relating to the battle of Elandslaagte.


Tel:+27(0)36 421 1860 / +27(0)82 734 3118


Spiret, Liz

Elizabeth Spiret

  • Ladysmith and Relief of Ladysmith Battles

Elizabeth (Liz) Spiret was born and educated in the UK. She served as museum assistant in the Siege Museum for 8 years, is a trustee of the Siege Museum and a committee member of Ladysmith Historical Society. Her particular interest is the Siege of Ladysmith and surrounding battles of the Anglo Boer War 1899-1902. She has conducted tours around these sites for many years.


Tel:+27(0)36 637 7702 / +27(0)72 262 9669


Wulfsohn, Sahara

Sahara Wulfsohn

  • Spioenkop, Ladysmith and Relief of Ladysmith Battles

Sahara Wulfsohn is a qualified Field and Mountain Guide.
He hails from Durban, but has spent many hours of his youth on the KwaZulu Natal battlefields hiking and gathering interesting information for his tours. His grandfather wrote 2 books on the Boer War and this is where Sahara’s expertise lies. Sahara joined the guiding team at Three Tree Hill in 2022, and is mentored by resident guides Ron Gold & Simon Blackburn.


Tel:+27 84 975 4060