2009 D.A.F.T Hysterical Tour

Ken Gillings decided to make it more real this time: We’d actually walk the Fugitive’s Trail from Isandlwana to the Fugitive’s Drift across the Mzinyathi (Buffalo) River, then up a little way on the other side on Fugitive’s Drift Lodge land belonging to David and Nicky Rattray. (Slides change every four seconds. To pause clickContinue reading “2009 D.A.F.T Hysterical Tour”

What’s In There, Dad?

Nephew Robbie must have wondered what the heck could be so interesting that Koos was always peering into that thing. So he investigated. Ten or fifteen years later, we re-enacted the scene. The original was on their farm Umvoti Villa between Greytown and Kranskop on the Mispah road; the re-enactment was at Mangeni Falls whereContinue reading “What’s In There, Dad?”

Ken Gillings’ Hysterical Tours

Dear old Ken died too soon. His tours were hugely educational – and such fun. You had to listen carefully or you’d miss his wicked Sergeant-Major little asides and throw-away comments. We should have recorded them all. Well, here’s one, anyway. We walked the Fugitive’s Trail from Isandlwana to Fugitive’s Drift. Ken arranged for aContinue reading “Ken Gillings’ Hysterical Tours”