22 September 2009
20 August 2009
11 April 2009
The Gilbeys met me in the lobby of the Royal Country Inn. They were an experienced bunch of travellers, and I soon found out that the son could, if not fluently speak Afrikaans, at least command some of it. He had been in Grahamstown for some time. The father - big guy - in the oil industry, worked in Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Not my favourite spot in the world, but we did talk some on the current spate of rebel attacks on oil workers.
It was freezing cold on Isandlwana. We retreated to the faithful old Condor, or "Kondoor" as I refer to it, where I continued. The weather gods are completely off their nuts this time of the year. Temperatures fluctuate like crazy, with wind and what little rain we have had so far, everything was as dry as a bone. Everything went well, in spite of the weather, and we had a interesting time at Rorke's drift too
The day ended in style, with some harmony being had in the pub of the Royal Country Inn in Dundee, one of my favourite watering holes.
The Boland Room is one of our twins, with two single beds. It has an ensuite shower, also with handmade floor by Michele. It looks out on the back garden and studio, and represents our time spend in Paarl, in the Boland, Western Cape.
(The Boland Room)
The Puntje Room is our smaller twin room, with two single beds, and has an en-suite bathroom. It is a rather quirky representation of Johann's time spent in Belgium. A unique feature of this room is Michele's handmade tiles, inlaid where the passage wall used to be.
(The Puntje Room)
Our Rates for 2009
There is a selfcatering kitchen. This option does not include any served meals,
and we do not do dinners and lunches:
Sharing : R220.00 (ZAR) per person per night.
Single : R240.00 (ZAR) per person per night.
Bed and breakfast:
Sharing : R290.00 (ZAR) per person per night
Single : R310.00 (ZAR) per
person per night.
A prepared breakfast menu is available.
TOUR GUIDE RATES 2009
R1000.00 per day for the first 10 people
Then R45.00 per person additional
This applies to coach and larger private tours
Smaller groups will be accommodated to a minimum of four passengers, at R300.00 per head. Clients who want to join tours are welcome to use their own vehicles and accompany us.
Please take note that all clients are liable for a ZAR 20.00 entrance fee at all battlefields. This will include the ZAR 20.00 tour guide entrance at all sites where entrance fees are levied for tour guides, notable Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift.
There is a small cafè at Rorke's Drift that sells light lunches and cool drinks, which are for clients' own account.
Check-in Time from 14:00 to 18:00
Check-out time strictly 10:00
(NB!) If you have to check in before 14:00, or later than 18:00, please arrange beforehand.
No new bookings will be accepted after 21:00
KINDLY TAKE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT HAVE CREDIT CARD FACILITIES
ATTENTION ALL GUESTS: PLEASE READ DISCLAIMER BELOW!!!
Guest/s attend this establishment at their own risk.History's Walk, its agent/s and/or its employee/s (hereafter called "the Proprietor") shall not be liable for, and the guest/s hereby waive/s and abandon/s any claims of whatever nature including but not limited to that for theft, injury, loss or damage of whatever nature, against the Proprietor, whether arising from the Proprietor's default, negligence or otherwise.The guest/s, in addition to the aforesaid, hereby indemnify the Proprietor against any claims which may arise from whatever nature, whether arising from the Proprietor's default, negligence or otherwise.
Johann & Michele Hamman
Owners, History's Walk B&B
Tel: +27-34-212 3344 (telefax)
Mobile: +27-82-267-2527 (Johann)
Mobile: +27-72-125-6069 (Michele)
15 December 2008
(on the right you can see the twa gents, Bill on the left, and Rob on the right, doing the Windhoek lager thing at the local shellhole of the Moths in Dundee)
Bill presented a Forfar calendar and newspaper to the Wades of Forfar farm , which was named after Bill's town. The two guys made a lot of friends in Dundee, and presented the local Moths with a photograph and inscription of the WW2 memorial and a poem written by a 14 year-old school girl.
(Bill and the youngest generation of Wades on Forfar Farm)