The following guides are based in the Durban / Coastal areas


  • Battlefields
  • Zulu Culture/ Culture
  • Wildlife/Birding/Nature

Bryan van Schaik

Has had a strong interest in the South Africa battlefields since high school days. Studied first year anthropology and psychology with UNISA specializing in the Battlefields region. Qualified guide.


Cell:+27(0)78 519 4451

Tel/Fax:+27(0)31 207 2728

Chris le Roux

Chris le Roux is an accredited National Tour Guide, all provinces (KZN 160). He was born in Dundee, matriculated at Pinetown High School and at present resides on the Berea in Durban. He holds a BMil (Hons) degree in Military History from the University of Stellenbosch and had a successful career in the SA National Defence Force. He enjoys to present a balanced account of the battle at hand, based on historical facts and likes to support it with his knowledge on strategy and movement. He offers individual guiding services and tailer made tours backed by a tour company in Durban.


Tel:+27(0)31 309 1477 / +27(0)82 851 7750

Don Botterill

Don Botterill is a KZN registered tour guide specialising in one and two day tours to the Battlefields. His interest in Battlefields history stems from the involvement of his great grandfather who was sent to South Africa as part of Lord Chelmsford’s forces in 1878 resulting in four generations of his family becoming born and bred KZ Natalians. Don’s tours are personalised single party groups in a reliable and comfortable vehicle with all permits and licences in place. Visitors gain a true understanding of Zulu and Boer history and culture of the times as well as British Colonial attitudes.Don brings the battles back to life by explaining the strategies and retracting the footprints of the combatants and discussing the bravery and suffering of the men involved and examining the weapons of the time.


Tel:+27(0)031 764 3063 / +27(0)82 456 1805

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith was a schoolmaster at Kearsney College for 30 years where he organised and conducted many safaris/tours throughout South Africa and overseas. He is a qualified and registered National Tour Guide, KZN 1894, and is able to guide you through all nine South African Provinces. His love for, and interest in, the environment, both past and present, has led him into taking safaris through Battlefield Sites and Game Reserves throughout Southern Africa. Kevin provides a Personal Brochure for each client with photographs taken at the various monuments and then cut + pasted into notes, maps and diagrams of each of the battles visited. Together with detailed information on all Battle Sites in the country and from the constellations of our night sky in terms of astronomy and astrology to biogeography, ecology, animal, bird identification to trees in term of names, traditional uses and superstitions, Kevin is able to bring your surroundings both past and present to life. More information →

Tel: 084 555 9600

Warwick Baker

Warwick Baker is a specialist battlefields guide based in Durban. His interest in battlefields of KZN stems from childhood. An avid collector of Africana, he has done considerable research over the years and presents a view that is totally unbiased. Warwick tailors tours to suit client’s needs. He is also a provincial guide for KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, wild life and rock art.


Tel:+27(0)31 267 1163 / +27(0)82 417 5248