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Over 50 Battles and skirmishes

fought around the South African Highveld

 
 

Follow individual units during their campaigns

We'll discover and research your history

 
 

Take a battle walk back in history

Informative | Concise | Inspiring

 
 

Immerse yourself in our rich history

Walk where your forefathers walked

 
 

Gain insights on specific battlegrounds

Researched and accurate accounts of the Boer War

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The Anglo-Boer War saw some of the largest, bravest, and botched actions in the history of the British Army. Over 50 of these were fought in the Johannesburg-Pretoria-Swartruggens triangle and many of the battle sites are remarkably preserved to this day.

Self Drive Tour

Accommodating all ages the flexibility of the Self Drive tour is very popular . We will design the tour to suit your preference without missing out on some of the great battle sites such as Diamond Hill, Rhenosterkop, Witpoort &Balmoral or sites of interest such as Church Street Cemetery, Kruger House the Pretoria Forts and much more .

Specialist Tour

Diamond Hill which is 50 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport was the 2nd last conventional battle of the war, pitching 14 000 British soldiers against 6 000 well-prepared and determined Boers. This battle included one of the most famous cavalry charges in history , a battle that saw young Winston Churchill recommended for a Victoria Cross ,a battle that gave renewed hope to the Boers in their stance against the world’s mightiest Empire .

Group Tours & Team Building Upon request – Minimum 10

We offer bespoke tours suitable for your group with full breakfast/Lunch , guided drive aboard specialized vehicles including refreshments & game viewing

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Tour Options -Bookings Essential

Diamond Hill/Donkerhoek

1/2 day Tour -Ben Viljeon & Defence of Kleinfontein 

Covering the Kleinfontien Plateau area of  the battle, where Ben Viljoen dug in his defences to frustrate General Ian  Hamilton , sit in the stone defences where Johnny Boer watched 6000 troops approach from Swavelpoort . Visit the Boer Memorial and the Commonwealth Cemetery- Duration approx 3 hours – Price R600 per VEHICLE

Full Day Tour 

Covering the entire Left Flank of General Louis Botha’s defence and General Ian Hamilton’s attack from Rhenosterfontein to Kleinfontein, Boer Memorial,Commonwealth Cemetery and Afrikaner Cultural Centre.Lunch at Legends Bistro . Duration 6 hours- R700 per vehicle ( Lunch for own account)

Rhenosterkop-Self Drive & Cheese Farm

Self drive tour starting with the drive to the top of the majestic Rhenosterkop for an overview of the complete Battlefield  we then travel on with further stops at the flat fields and exclusive access to Gen Viljoens and Mullers laagers. *We finish the day at Qodesh Cheese Farm where you can sample the cheese boards have afternoon tea and feed the goats – R700 per vehicle * (Qodesh optional )

Rhenosterkop/Balmoral Weekend-( Guests can arrive Friday evening)

Staying at the wonderful and historic Dirks Place with camping or Chalets options our tour starts Saturday morning ,covering Rhenosterkop followed by a game drive and ending the day at Qodesh Cheese Farm. Sunday we visit the family cemetery of General Hertzog and then drive the farm roads to Balmoral where we explore the battle site and visit the concentration camp. Refreshments at The Anglo Boer Pub & Restaurant – R900 per vehicle * Price includes Game Drive Fee  ( Accomodation and Meals not included )

We can package our tours to suit your needs from individual packages to international groups , from young to old , frail to fit , you won’t miss out with Battlewalks

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Colin Ross (Ex British Military)Founder of BattleWalks

South African Tourist Guide GP6268

International Guild of Battlefield Guides 1026

South African Military History Society

T: +27 (0)72 997 9964 | E: colin@battlewalks.co.za

 

 

A great day out , up and down the hills across the centre of the main battle.

Gunners Association of South AfricaSimon Green The Blockhouses of the Anglo-Boer War
 
 

Over 50 Battles and skirmishes

fought around the South African Highveld

 
 

Follow individual units during their campaigns

We'll discover and research your history

 
 

Take a battle walk back in history

Informative | Concise | Inspiring

 
 

Immerse yourself in our rich history

Walk where your forefathers walked

 
 

Gain insights on specific battlegrounds

Researched and accurate accounts of the Boer War

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Colourised photographs provided courtesy and with thanks by Boer War Colourised Photographs.