Specialities

  • 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.
Armstrong, Des

Desmond Armstrong

  • Voortrekker, Second Anglo Boer War

Based in Howick, Desmond has a strong affiliation for his Irish roots and the Irish connection with the battlefields of KZN. A tour with him brings out of the Irish blarney, poetry and tales of the men and their links with the “home country”. Over thirty years of reading about and travelling around the area has given him an extensive knowledge of the battlefields from a very different perspective.

Contact

Tel:033 330 8390 / 083 449 7709

Email:desmond@blackthorn.co.za

Caskie, Rob

Rob Caskie

  • Voortrekker, Zulu History, Anglo Zulu War, First and Second Anglo Boer War

Rob Caskie works on a freelance basis involved heavily in lectures on the Anglo-Zulu War. Rob Caskie is a charismatic and engaging story teller whose imaginative talks are lifelike as he takes you through the battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Based in Howick and is available to guests who wish to engage his services.

Contact

Tel:+27(0)82 4000 470

Email:rob@robcaskie.com

Haw, Simon

Simon Haw

  • Voortrekker, Zulu History, Anglo Zulu War, First and Second Anglo Boer War

Simon Haw has been taking tours since 1974. Most of these have been school tours and have covered sites as far away as Kimberley and Mafikeng. His career included twenty years of teaching mostly History. He was subsequently promoted first as an educational researcher and then for the last twelve years as a History subject advisor. He retired at the end of 2007 and is now an accredited KZN tour guide with a particular but not exclusive interest in battlefield tours. He is the author of For “Hearth and Home”: The story of Maritzburg College and “Bearing Witness” a history of the Witness newspaper, as well as contributing to a number of current History and Social Science textbooks.

Contact

Tel:+27(0)33 343 3847 / +27(0)82 824 8326

Email:simonhaw@telkomsa.net