Anglo-Zulu War

Day tours out of Dundee

By late afternoon the first elements of the Zulu Army rushed down on the small, hastily erected, fortification manned by a mere 130 men, mainly of B company 24th ...

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Anglo-Boer War

The Siege of Ladysmith

In the late afternoon of Monday 30th November 1899 the Boer Forces cut the telegraph line and the rail line into Ladysmith from the south...

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Boer-Zulu War

Voortrekker and Zulu Conflicts

Blood River is undoubtedly the most pivotal battle in South Africa's history. Here 464 armed Trekkers, having placed their faith in their God...

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About Us

Some information about BattleScenes, as well as links to Histro-Geographical Papers written by Anthony Coleman

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Anthony Coleman

Registration No. KZN0008

Tour Guide

All tours and visits will be led by Anthony Coleman who was awarded the KwaZulu-Natal Service Excellence Award - Best Tourist Guide of the Year 2008-2009. A member of the Battlefields Guides Association, Anthony is also an accredited Trainer and Assessor and is a qualified and registered National Guide. Anthony attained Badge 47 from the International Guild of Battlefield Guides.

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Climate and the mfecane

South African Journal of Science

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The Utrecht District and the Disputed Territory—A Cause of the Anglo-Zulu War Re-Examined

Advances in Historical Studies

What we do

BattleScenes provides well researched and vibrantly narrated historical accounts of the culture and conflicts of the region of KwaZulu-Natal. We specialize in presenting well balanced and factual accounts of events and people that made the history of this remarkable part of the world: ever mindful of the fact that most visitors also want to be entertained as well. We cater for the casual visitor as well as the serious military historian and soldier of whatever rank. Trips to any of the well known Game Reserves can be arranged to compliment a tour.

Tours

Experience the excitement of a tour to some of the most remarkable Battlefields in the world led by an accomplished, experienced and passionate Battlefields specialist.

Anglo-Zulu War

  • Isandlwana / Rorke's Drift
  • Hlobane
  • Kambula
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Anglo-Boer War

  • Colenso
  • Spioenkop
  • Ladysmith
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Boer-Zulu War

  • Blood River
  • eMakhosini
  • uMgungundlovu
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We also offer custom tours. Contact us for more info.

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Accommodation

Clivia Place | Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

This is a secluded garden cottage situated in a beautiful country garden and run by an experienced caterer - Tish Coleman, whose husband is a resident National and Specialist Battlefield Tour Guide. The cottage accommodates 4 people comfortably with its twin bedroom en-suite and a double bedroom en-suite. The recently built cottage boasts a modern fitted kitchen and comfortable living room, overlooking a tranquil garden with a variety of bird-life. The property is fully fenced with electronic gates and affords secure parking. Washing machine and tumble drier on site. Braai facilities are available. All rooms are fitted with fans for our hot summers and electric blankets for the chilly winter nights.

"The Perfect Place to Stay"

For enquiries contact Tish Coleman.

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Visitors

Over the years we have had many visitors. View our gallery below.

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A view of the battlefield of Isandlwana

LocationIsandlwana
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John Wells at Rorke's Drift

LocationRorke's Drift
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A view of the drift

LocationRorke's Drift
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Tour

Date2 March 2011
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Descendants of Edward Browne VC

LocationHlobane
Date7 March 2011
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Midlands 4x4 Club

Date9 August 2015
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U3A Group

LocationSpioenkop
DateSeptember 2015
Gallery 8

Jansen Family Tour

LocationUlundi
Date2 October 2010
Gallery 9

Air Vice-Marshal Jon Lamonte

LocationMt Alice
Date5 November 2010
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Alan and Marge Maker and granddaughter

LocationIsandlwana
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Chris Backwith at Isandlwana Battlefield

LocationIsandlwana
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Dirk and Klein Dirk Buys

LocationLancaster Hill
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Lions Valley Group

Date6 March 2011
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Penny and Mike Flack

LocationRorke's Drift
Gallery 15

The Belgians - Patric and friends

LocationRorke's Drift
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Greg and his group from Lions Valley Lodge

Date11 June 2010
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Thembe and Family

LocationBlood River
Gallery 18

Shane Bartleson from Minnesota

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Dr Lossius with sons Hans and Chris

LocationIsandlwana
DateMarch 2010
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Lt. Col. Mike McCabe from Royal Engineers

LocationOther
DateJanuary 2010
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Legendary All Black Ian Jones and Springbok Centre Pieter Muller

LocationIsandlwana
DateFebruary 2006
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Bobby and Cindy Zilles from Orange Vale County, California

LocationIsandlwana
DateMarch 2010
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Jansen Tour

LocationValley of the Kings, Zululand
DateApril 2006
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Jansen Tour

LocationRetief's Grave, uMgungundlovu
DateApril 2006
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Jansen Tour

LocationThe Wagon Laager, Blood River
DateApril 2006
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Jansen Tour

LocationTalana Museum, Dundee
DateApril 2006
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Tour

LocationIsandlwana
DateOctober 2010
Gallery 10

Tour

LocationMission Station, Rorke's Drift
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Tour

LocationIsandlwana
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Tour

LocationSpioenkop
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Tour

LocationIsandlwana
DateJuly 2010
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Tour

LocationOther
DateJuly 2010
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Dave and Karen Honour and family from the UK

LocationFugitive's Drift
DateJuly 2010
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Captains Corageous from Royal Engineers

LocationFugitives' Drift
DateAugust 2010
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Tour

LocationSpioenkop
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Tim and Heather Thompson from Vancouver

LocationTalana Museum
DateAugust 2010

The Battlefield of Isandlwana as viewed by the Zulu army on the morning of Wednesday 22nd January 1879

Contact Us

Tours are arranged according to needs of the group or individual. Contact us for more information.

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BattleScenes

Anthony Coleman

Tel: +27 (0)34 212 3401

Cell: +27 (0)72 204 2986

Clivia Place

Tish Coleman

9 Pongola Crescent. Strathmore Park, Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal

Tel/Fax: +27 (0)34 212 3401

Cell: +27 (0)82 506 1125