Celebrating the Red Hackle

The 2012 South Africa
Tour Packages and Itineraries

Transvaal Scottish 2012 Red Hackle Celebration
Package Duration   Arrival Departure  

Highlights

 
Gold 19 nights/20 days   27th May 15th June   Victoria Falls, League Shoot, Battlefields Tour, Parades, Kruger National Park
Red 14 nights/15 days   27th May 11th June   Victoria Falls, League Shoot, Battlefields Tour, Parades Combat Rifle League Shoot
Green 14 nights/15 days   1st June 15th June   League Shoot, Battlefields Tour, Parades, Kruger National Park
Blue 9 nights/10 days   1st June 10th June   League Shoot, Battlefields Tour, Parades
Silver 13 nights/14 days   2nd June 15th June   Battlefields Tour, Parades, Kruger National Park
 
         
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Sunday 27th May
   
  Arrival in South Africa at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg. Transfer to Misty Hills Hotel.
Overnight: Misty Hills Hotel
Meals Included: None
 
   

Figure 11 Target

Monday 28th May
   
 

Tour the National Museum of Military History in Saxonwold, Johannesburg. Highlight: the display of one of the only surviving ME262’s! Light lunch and a “sneak preview” of the newly refurbished Regimental Museum of the Transvaal Scottish and we end the day with the welcome dinner at “The Carnivore” Restaurant.
Overnight: Misty Hills Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner at “The Carnivore”

Images from the National Museum of Military History  
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Tuesday 29th May
   
 

Transfer for flights to the Victoria Falls.
Arrive early afternoon and immediately tour a small local village before checking into our hotel - the luxurious Zambezi Sun. We then celebrate our arrival in true style - with a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River.
Overnight: Zambezi Sun
Meals Included: Breakfast, drinks and snacks on cruise

Victoria Falls
Wednesday 30th May
Thursday 31st May
   
 

Two full days to really experience the Victoria Falls.
Book your own activities - go bungi-jumping, fishing, the thrill of a helicopter or micro-light flight over the falls, or go white-water rafting (which is the wildest commercially available ride in the world!)
Overnight: Zambezi Sun
Meals Included: Breakfast

Victoria Falls
Friday  1st June
   
  Return flights to Johannesburg - transfer to hotels in Rosebank
Overnight: Hotel in Rosebank - City Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, on board lunch
   
 
  Green and Blue Package
Arrival at OR Tambo International and transfer to hotel
Overnight: Hotel in Rosebank - City Lodge
Meals Included: Meals aboard flight
Victoria Falls Victoria Falls

Zambezi Sunset Cruise
Microlight over the Victoria Falls
Viewing The Victoria Falls, White Water Rafting


League Shoot - Combat Rifle League Shoot - Combat Rifle
The 5,56mm R4
League Shoot - Combat Rifle Saturday 2nd June
       

Transvaal Scottish

  Join the Gauteng North Combat Rifle Club at the Transvaal Scottish-hosted League Shoot. Exercises at 100m,200m and 300m using standard SANDF combat assault rifles - the 5,56mm R4. End the day with a traditional braai on the range.
Alternative - Gold Reef City tour to join up for dinner on the range.
Overnight: Hotel in Rosebank - City Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast packs and dinner barbecue. Lunch for sale on the range
 
  Silver Package - arrival at OR Tambo International - transfer to hotel via Gautrain
Overnight: Hotel in Rosebank - City Lodge
Meals Included: Meals aboard flight

Please Note: There is an alternative to the "Battlefields Tour" should you wish to stay and tour in Johannesburg from the 3rd to the 7th June
Boer War Blockhouse
Isandlwana Battlefield
Isandlwana Zulu Memorial

The Black Watch

Boer Forces

Queen's South Africa Medal

Sunday 3rd June
         
  Tour departs for the battlefields. A 400km journey takes us to Bloemfontein where we will spend the entire afternoon at the National Boer War Museum.
Overnight: Bloemfontein
Meals Included: Breakfast
Monday 4th June
         
  Tour departs Bloemfontein and travels to Spioenkop via the superb mountain scenery of The Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The afternoon is spent with local guides on the Spioenkop Battlefield .
Overnight: Ladysmith
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Tuesday 5th June
         

 

  Day spent in the Ladysmith region. We traverse the Colenso battlefield, visit the Churchill capture site and explore the Ladysmith museums.
Overnight: Ladysmith
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Wednesday 6th June
         

 

  Leave Ladysmith and the day is spent immersed in the conflict of 1879 between the Kingdom of the Zulus and Queen Victoria’s Empire. We visit Isandlwana - The Zulu’s incredible victory - and then Rorke’s Drift - the heroic defence of a small outpost against overwhelming odds.
Overnight: Dundee area—Battlefields Country Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Thursday 7th June
         

 

  Return to Johannesburg via the battle-site of Blood River / Ncome. This is one of the iconic clashes that shaped the history of South Africa, and an understanding of the events here will give an incredible insight into the history of this country.
Overnight: Hotel in Rosebank—City Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast
Rorke's Drift

Rorke's Drift

Rorke's Drift
Top Row: Blockhouse near Johannesburg, Black Watch on Parade, Members of Boer Commando, Queen's South Africa Medal
Middle Left: Isandlwana Battlefield, Zulu Memorial - Isandlwana
Bottom Row: The Defence of Rorke's Drift

Friday 8th June
         
  The Transvaal Scottish today lay up their Regimental Colours at the Regimental Headquarters - “The View”
In the evening the Regiment hosts a Gala Dinner at The Wanderers Club
Overnight: Hotel in Rosebank - City Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, 5-course meal at The Transvaal Scottish Gala Evening
The Colours of the Transvaal Scottish
Saturday 9th June
         
  Parade Day
Medal Parade for Serving Members - Long Service, Operational and Good Conduct Medals
New Regimental Colours Presented
Official Opening of “The View” after a two-year restoration project
Cocktail Party at “The View”
Overnight: Hotel in Rosebank—City Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast and Cocktail Party at “The View”

Kruger National Park Sunday 10th June
   
  Transfer to OR Tambo International Airport for flights.
Transfer by Gautrain - the new high-speed subway that achieves speeds in excess of 150km/h
     
     

 

 

Tour departs for scenic Mpumalanga province. A half-day drive takes us to Hannah Lodge - a private game reserve in the foothills of the Drakensberg escarpment. This reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife including buffalo and rhino. A late afternoon safari rounds off the day just before a delicious buffet dinner.
Overnight: Hannah Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Monday 11th June
     
 

We tour the scenic escarpment area - Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window plus a chance for some great shopping - have to take home some real African souvenirs!
Overnight: Pine Lake Inn, White River area
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park
Tuesday 12th June
     
 

Visit one of South Africa’s premier tourist attractions. By coach to the gate of the Kruger National Park to transfer to open vehicles. The entire day is spent in the park searching for wildlife, and with any luck you get to see the “Big Five”.
Late afternoon arrive in the park restcamp.
Overnight: Kruger National Park. Accommodation in the park
Meals Included: Breakfast

Wednesday 13th June
     
  Another full day in the park in the open vehicles.
Overnight: Kruger National Park. Accommodation in the park
Meals Included: Breakfast
Thursday 14th June
     
  The tour departs the Kruger National Park and returns to Johannesburg.
Overnight: City Lodge OR Tambo
Meals Included: Breakfast
Friday 15th June
     
  Flights back home.
Meals Included: Breakfast

For those of you looking for an alternative to the "Battlefields Tour"

Voortrekker Monument
We have arranged an alternative programme for those choosing to stay in Johannesburg
  3rd June Afternoon tour to the Hartebeespoort Elephant Sanctuary
  4th June Cradle of Humankind (Sterkfontein Caves) and Maropeng
  5th June Soweto and the Apartheid Museum, and a bit of Johannesburg
  6th June Pretoria and the Cullinan Diamond Mine
  7th June Early morning - De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary
Soweto TowersAfrican Marketelephant Sanctuary, Hartebeespoort DamHector Pietersen Memorial - Soweto, South Africa Voortrekker Monument
Cooling Towers - Soweto, Market - Johannesburg, Elephant Sanctuary, Hector Pietersen Memorial - Soweto, Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

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