Hi Nic and Beate
Daphne and I wanted to thank you for another amazing tour which was one of the highlights of our holiday in South Africa.
Two years ago Barry was brilliant on the Garden Route. This year Jac's knowledge of the various wars, the history and geography of the campaigns was marvellous. Also his knowledge of old Springbok rugby players and cricketers was very interesting. It seemed as if he and I were brought up in our respective countries on sport. I can even remember Avril Malan coming to England!!
Spion Kop was very interesting since I think two of my ancestors were among the British casualties - something to research with the Lancashire Fusilers achieves.
The Battlefields Lodge deserves five stars - the only problem there and for any other lodge is how many stars does La Plume deserve from two years ago - at least eight or nine!!
The next time we come back to South Africa we will use Southern Circle for another adventure.
Since we came back the weather in England has been cold and raining heavily - no change there!!
Best wishes to you both.