TOURS AND SERVICES
OFFERED BY LOROSAHB









TOURS OFFERED ARE

NATAL:

"The Siege of Ladysmith"

"Clashes between Boer, Brit and Zulu - a fascinating Natal kaleidoscope"

"The Zulu War"

"In Defence of the Old Order - Eastern Zululand in the turmoils of war"

"The first Anglo Boer War"

"A Bird's-Eye View of Historic Natal Battlefields - a Light Aircraft Pilot's Guide with grid reference to the battlefields"

TRANSVAAL

"Pretoria - Pride of a Nation in the turmoils of War"

"Pretoria, the citadel of Fortifications"

"The Anglo-Boer Wars's Western Frontier"

EASTERN CAPE

"1820 Settler country"



SYNOPSIS OF THE VARIOUS TOURS:

The Siege and Relief of Ladysmith:

(A comprehensive brochure containing precise directions, en route attractions, as well as a complete historical breakdown on each and every historical site on this tour, will be e-mailed to you on registration for this tour.)

This is a two-day tour of approximately 800 km and with overnight accommodation at the Royal Hotel, Ladysmith. The tour includes visits to selected sites in the Estcourt and Ladysmith area, providing the visitor with the background and atmosphere of the battlefields and places of military interest in the area. It is designed with ease of access, comfort, security and maximum interest in mind.

Sites to be visited on this tour include:

Fort Dunford, The Churchill Memorial, The Blouwkrantz Memorial, Chievely Hospital, Buller's Headquarters, The Site of the Battle of Colenso, Ambleside, Tugela Heights, The Siege museum, Caesar's Camp (Platrand), Manchester Fort, Wagon Hill and Spioenskop.

"Clashes between Boer, Brit and Zulu - a fascinating Natal kaleidoscope"

(A comprehensive brochure containing precise directions, en route attractions on route, as well as a complete historical breakdown on each and every historical site on this tour, will be e-mailed to you on registration for this tour.)

This is, in essence, an extended tour of The Siege and Relief of Ladysmith which covers a distance of 900 kilometres and stretches over three days. The tour includes visits to all the selected sites of the The Siege and Relief of Ladysmith tour, but added to this is Elandslaagte, Site of the Vow, Dundee, Blood River and Fugitives' Drift. Once again the tour is designed to provide the visitor with the background and atmosphere of the battlefields and places of military interest in the area. It is designed with ease of access, comfort, security and maximum interest in mind. This tour is designed with two overnight stopovers in respectively Ladysmith and Dundee.

"The Zulu War"

(A comprehensive brochure containing precise directions, en route attractions on route, as well as a complete historical breakdown on each and every historical site on this tour, will be e-mailed to you on registration for this tour.)

This tour lasts three days and covers a distance of 1 530 km from the Witwatersrand.

Overnight accommodation will be booked in advance at one of the hotels at Dundee, Ulundi or Babanango. However, this tour has been mapped for the tourist who will be resident at the El Mpati Hotel in Dundee and the Ulundi Holiday Inn at Ulundi.

The tour covers the battlefields of the 1879 Zulu War and includes other battlefields

of note encountered en route. It will provide the interested visitor with the fascinating background and atmosphere of the battlefields and other military places of interest. The route is designed for ease of access, comfort, security and maximum interest in mind. Historical

sights and battlefields to be seen on this tour include: Rorke's Drift; Fugitives' Drift; Isandlwana; Talana; Blood River; Piet Retief's Grave; Dingaan's Kraal; Ulundi Battlefield; the Prince Imperial's Grave.

"In Defence of the Old Order - Eastern Zululand in the turmoils of war"

This tour lasts two days and covers approximately 600km. It is recommended that overnight accommodation should be booked at the Holiday Inn in Ulundi. Additional overnight accommodation for the night of the second day may also be required for most people doing this tour from Pretoria.

(A comprehensive brochure containing precise directions, en route attractions on route, as well as a complete historical breakdown on each and every historical site on this tour, will be e-mailed to you on registration for this tour.)

The tour covers selected sites in Zululand which have been chosen to give the interested visitor a good background and a feeling of the "opening up of Natal" as well as for the Zulu military history and culture of the area. It is designed with ease of access, comfort, security and maximum interest in mind. On this particular tour towns and fuelling stations are few and far between and, as this tour is packed with numerous places of interest, the visitor should ensure that his car is in good mechanical order and that he has a full tank of fuel at the start of the day. A picnic basket and liquid refreshment is also recommended for lunch. Before setting out on each section read the instructions to your next point carefully as much of this tour is done according to kilometre readings.

Military battlefields and sites to be seen on this tour include King Shaka's grave, Fort Pearson, The Ultimatum Tree, the sites of the Battle of Tugela, the Battle of the Princes, the Battle of Gingindlovu, the Battle of Inyezane, the Site of Cetshwayo's death, Fort Nongqay, Fort KwaMondi, Fort Mthonjaneni, Mthonjaneni Spring, o Pathe Gorge, King Mpanda's Grave, Gqokli Hill, King Dingaan's Kraal, Piet Retief's Grave, the Ulundi Battlefield, Ondini, Ondini 3 and the Mfolozi Game Reserve.

"The first Anglo Boer War"

Information regarding the tour

This tour lasts two days and covers approximately 800 kilometres. It is recommended that overnight accommodation be booked at Newcastle.

The tour covers the northern Natal battlefields of the First Anglo-Boer War. It is designed with ease of access, comfort, security and maximum interest in mind. Before setting out on each leg of the tour read the navigational instructions carefully. Should you wish to visit the Transvaal Western Frontier, please indicate so when registering for this tour. This tour also includes some of the fortifications erected in and around Pretoria which came about as direct result of the first Anglo Boer War.

(A comprehensive brochure containing precise directions, en route attractions on route, as well as a complete historical breakdown on each and every historical site on this tour, will be e-mailed to you on registration for this tour.)

Battlefields and sites to be seen on this tour include Mount Amajuba, Laing's Neck. O'Neil's Cottage, Ingogo/Schuinshoogte, Fort Amiel Cemetery, Fort Amiel, Newcastle, Mount Prospect, Utrecht, The Grave in the Lounge, Mausoleum of Cmdt Genl Piet Joubert and Fort Klapperkop.

"A Bird's-Eye view of historic Natal Battlefields - a Light aircraft Pilot's guide with grid reference to the battlefields"

Information regarding the tour

This tour is ideally suited for the tourist who must be in South Africa for other commitments and, though short of time, wishes to use the opportunity to see some of South Africa's most famous battlefields and gain first hand knowledge of them. The tour takes about five hours and stretches over 633 km. It is recommended that a break for fuel be made at Vryheid or Dundee and that a picnic lunch should be taken along as the airfields on the route do not have restaurants or a means of reaching the town. Arrangements for fuel should be made before hand as the airfields and route do not have a ready supply and are, in some cases, deserted over weekends. However, as LOROSAHB has a fully qualified and experienced pilot available, this will not be the concern of the tourist. Tourists who wish to go on LOROSAHB's flying tours should, however, indicate so when registering so that arrangements regarding fuel and transport, can be made in advance.

The tour covers only those battlefields which are easily visible from the air and which are of general interest to the amateur historian. It is also designed with safe flying conditions in mind.

The tour starts from Wonderboom airport, Pretoria.

(A full itinerary, complete brochure containing precise directions with grid reference, as well as a comprehensive historical breakdown on each and every historical site on this tour will be e-mailed to you on your registration for this tour.)

"Pretoria - Pride of a Nation in the turmoils of War"

As the sites on this tour and those on "Pretoria, the citadel of fortifications" are geographically in such close proximity, the tourist must indicate from the list below what he would like to see. On the strength thereof a special tour of Pretoria with an emphasis on the historical sites he would like to see, will be worked out for the tourist. Whatever the choice, the price for both tours remain the same.

"Pretoria, the citadel of fortifications"

As the sites on this tour and those on "Pretoria - Pride of a Nation in the turmoils of War" are geographically in such close proximity, the tourist must indicate from the list below what he would like to see. On the strength thereof a special tour of Pretoria with an emphasis on the historical sites he would like to see, will be worked out for the tourist. Whatever the choice, the price for both tours remain the same.


"The Retreat to Lourenco Marques

This tour, which include historical military sites such as, Donkerhoek, Diamond Hill, Waterval Onder, Nelspruit, Lydenburg, the last stand of the Long Toms, Pilgrims Rest and Komatipoort. It dwindles through some of the most beautiful scenery of South Africa and eventually end up in the Kruger National Park. Though this tour is still in development it will soon be ready, tried and tested. Full details about its total length and side atractions will be advertised in due course.

"The Anglo-Boer Wars's Western Frontier"

This tour is still in development but will soon be ready . Details will be advertised in due course.

"1820 Settlers country"

This tour is still in development but will soon be ready . Details will be advertised in due course.



GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE VARIOUS TOURS

Tour Prices range from R3000 to R5000 per person, depending on the tour chosen. In all tours, tour prices include a registered Specialist Battlefield guide, dinner, bed and breakfast, transport, all entrance fees and comprehensive insurance. Added to this is a visit less than 12 hours after you have landed to a 3 200 ha Nature Reserve with rhino (one of the big five of Africa), zebra, 26 other species of other mammals and 187 species of birds. Here you will get your introduction to the first occupation of Pretoria in witnessing a loose stone entrenchment constructed by the British as well two groups of graves on which the epitaphs are still visible.

Excluded from this are laundry cleaning, telephone calls, liquor, and meals not stated.

As most LOROSHAB tours do not exeed four days, and feedback received indicates that many tourists like to combine different tours, potential tourists must indicate so on the PERSONAL REGISTRATION FORM. This is neccesary to enable LOROSAHB to make reservations in advance and to organize for specialist touring guides for each chosen tour.

DETAIL INFORMATION ON TOURS


OTHER SERVICES OFFERED:

· The arrangement of visits for you to other sites and venues as well as participation in activities, sport etc., based on your personal profile of interests and dovetailing with your tour plan.

· Pre-tour discussions and videos about Military Memorabilia, musketry etc, or your topic of special interest, presented by noted military historians.

· Comprehensive reading material about your field of interest and Internet e-mail news service of the sites you have visited and/or of other historical military related material.

· Visits to present-day military establishments and sites where these coincide with your chosen tour and when possible for the SANDF.

· Road transport, light aircraft charter and accommodation bookings done in association with Sakabula Tours.

· Commissioning of special in-depth research by SAMHlC, a body of military history consultants that renders a comprehensive specialized information service in all spheres of military history. Such as:

· Background studies and research from primary and secondary militaryhistorical sources pertaining to special aspects of historical interest as requested by clients.

· Information services regarding military heraldry, for example unit shoulder flashes, coat of arms, decorations, medals and battle honours.

· Orientation courses for scholars & beginners.

· Information on, and photographs of, military historical figures and places.

· Genealogical research (military service records) and war graves.

· The publications of chronicles and bulletins (SAMHIC NEWS) and the South African Military History Year Book.

SAMHIC is committed to rendering professional service of the highest quality. In this respect it relies exclusively upon the services of a dedicated team of qualified and accomplished militaryhistorical consultants.



PERSONAL PROFILE AND REGISTRATION FORM

(This is needed to enable the League of of Researchers of SA Historic Battlefields to tailor your chosen tour according to your personal fields of interest, hobbies, sport likes and dislikes) This form must be filled in by all members of your party. A look alike form confirming your booking and residence, tour dates, arrangements etc. will be e-mailed to you after your registration has been processed.


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING RESERVATIONS FOR A TOUR PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO dup42@icon.co.za INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION. A SUBMIT FORM WOULD BE ADDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

TOUR INTERESTED IN:

COMBINING ABOVE MENTIONED TOUR WITH: (IF APPLICABLE)

NO OF PEOPLE IN YOUR PARTY

TITLE OR RANK (MR, MRS ETC.)

SURNAME

NAME

YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS

POSTAL ADDRESS

TELEPHONE NUMBER

YOUR BANK SWIFT ADDRESS

IDENTITY NO

PASSPORT NUMBER

DRIVERS LICENCE NO

AGE

DURATION OF STAY IN THE RSA

(STATE DATES)

OCCUPATION

SEX

SMOKER OR NON- SMOKER

ALLERGIES

PHYSICAL IMPEDIMENTS

HOBBIES

SPORT

SPECIAL INTERESTS

PREFERRED TYPE OF BEVERAGE

PREFERRED TYPE OF FOOD

WOULD YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL RESEARCH WORK DONE?

IF SO, WHAT IS THE TOPIC(S)?

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OTHER

PAYMENT FOR TOURS CAN BE MADE THROUGH THE SWIFT ADDRESS:

WWW..ABSA.ZA. JJ. VOLKSKAS ACCOUNT LORBROS.WPD NO 12345678

CONFIRMATION LIST.

This list, when sent back to you via e-mail, will serve as confirmation of a binding contract between you, the tourist, and your tour agent LOROSAHB. This list will be sent on acceptance of the 40% deposit as set out in TERMS AND CONDITIONS, paragraph one.

TITLE

NUMBER OF MEMBERS IN YOUR PARTY:

TOUR BOOKED FOR:

DURATION OF TOUR:

ABOVE TO BE COMBINED WITH (TOUR)

DEPOSIT PAYED:

BALANCE DUE:

DATE THAT THE BOOKING WAS MADE:

ARRIVAL DATE AND TIME:

AIRLINE AND FLIGHT NO:

CONFIRMATION WITH LOCAL TRAVEL AGENCY COMPLETED:

YOUR TOUR GUIDE IS:

YOU WILL BE MET AT THE AIRPORT BY:

RESEARCH WORK COMMISSIONED:

BATTLEFIELD AIR TOUR BOOKED FOR (DATE):

BATTLEFIELD AIR-TOUR BOOKED FOR NO. OF PERSONS

TRANSPORT CAR/VAN/BUS

BED AND BREAKFAST BOOKING MADE AT

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SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS AS REQUESTED

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. RESERVATION

A Deposit of 40% of the total cost of the tour price per person is payable when making your booking. The balance of the payment is required 30 days before departure.

3. CANCELLATION CHARGES

Due to irrecoverable expenses incurred, cancellation fees will be charged as follows:

More than 30 days before departure: 30%

Between 16 and 30 days before departure : 35%

Between 8 & 15 days before departure : 50%

Less than 7 days before departure 100%

It is recommended that the client take out adequate cancellation insurance.

2. INSURANCE

Vehicles in which the tours are conducted, are insured and are covered for public liability. It is however strongly recommended that the client has adequate travel insurance.

4. RESPONSIBILITY CLAUSE

Neither LOROSAHB nor its agent, Sakabula Safaris, or any person acting for, through or on behalf of them, shall be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever and shall in particular not be responsible for loss or damage caused by delays, sickness, accident, injury or death, whether occasioned by negligence or not, nor for any extra expenses incurred as a result thereof.

6. LOCAL BATTLEFIELD AIR TOURS

LOROSAHB has a fully qualified experienced pilot. Air tours should not exceed a party of four.

The pilot is in full command of flight and his decision to cancel a flight for any reason at any stage is binding and final.

7. SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECTS.

Clients must indicate on registration whether they have a special interest on which they would like some research work done. This will be forwarded to the researcher who will contact the client directly to ascertain precisely what he requires.

8. ITINERARY CHANGES

As our tours are conducted in a land of unpredictable conditions, and your safety, well-being and enjoyment are our main concern, it may occasionally be necessary to change an itinerary with little or no notice. We reserve the right to make any changes to the route, accommodation or arrangements without reference or recourse.

9. GENERAL

It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that passports and visas are valid. Your attention is drawn to the fact that anti-malaria precautions are recommended in certain areas.

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