Meet the Man

Invited to speak at the Royal Geographical Society on two occasions, Rob is one of the finest story-tellers in the world.

Rob Caskie

Rob began his own business as a Professional Speaker and Specialist Tour Guide in 2011, after working with the late David Rattray on the Anglo-Zulu battlefields, where Rob honed his unique talent for story-telling. Rob’s ability to bring the drama of these battlefields to life ensured that he rapidly began to establish himself as a world-class orator.

Rob believes there are powerful lessons to be learnt from the remarkable stories of Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, which resonate especially with audiences today. Always confident with people, Rob thrives on the challenge and reward of entertaining audiences in the theatres of their imagination and transporting them via the power of a story well told.

Since 2004, Rob has presented extensively in the UK and South Africa to both corporate and private clients. His achievements were recognised with the honour of being invited to speak at the Royal Geographic Society in London to full houses in September 2010. In September 2012, Rob was invited to showcase his talk 'Going South with Scott & Shackleton', fulfilling his lifelong passion for Antarctica.

Rob now regularly presents on Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton, along with a keynote presentation titled ‘Endurance: Shackleton’s way’. This talk highlights Shackleton’s unique leadership, choice of personnel and always believing in a positive outcome.

Rob prides himself in unique storytelling and does not rely on electronic or visual aids – ‘when the lights trip, Rob does not’!

In Action

From the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal to the broken boards of Maritzburg College and the Antarctic, Rob is at home (in shorts) in the wildest of environments.

Rob's new DVD: "A Day on the Battlefields" is now available! Please use the contact form to order your copy. R200 plus p&p.

Rob Caskie presenting to a corporate group
Rob Caskie in Antarctica
Amundsen Cetenary
Rob with Jack Russell on the battlefield of Isandlwana
Rob with a penguin in Antarctica
Rob on the battlefield of Rorke's Drift

Rob Caskie is an experience and his passion and knowledge is mind-boggling.

Your ability to tell a story with no IT assistance is quite unique in this day and age

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Rob offers private talks, public talks and battlefield tours (shorts included).

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Upcoming Talks

Keen to hear Rob speak? These are his upcoming talks.
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The Battle of Isandlwana
9th Avenue Bistro, Durban
The Battle of Isandlwana
Amber Valley Auditorium, Howick
The Battle of Rorke's Drift
Amber Valley Auditorium, Howick
Scott & Shackleton
The Library, Franschhoek
The Battle of Rorke's Drift
Bertha's Restaurant, Cape Town

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An Incredible Time Aboard Crystal Serenity

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We are privileged enough to be cruising and speaking on board Crystal Serenity, considered to be one of the world's finest mid-sized ships. Mid-sized she carries 1100 passengers and 600 crew, standing 13 decks high. The levels of service, luxury, hygiene, entertainment and general ambience beggar belief.

Tags: durban | crocodile | dundee | crystal | serenity

Battlefields, Mauritius and the Crystal Serenity

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Old friends on the battlefields of KZN, a glorious holiday on Mauritius followed by the opening days of a cruise and talks aboard the Crystal Serenity.

Tags: mauritius | crystal serenity | drift | fugitives

A wet March in the Midlands

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The recent flooding in the United Kingdom has attracted much attention, and no doubt most South African's felt they were safe from such challenges. Who would ever have anticipated the Heavens opening the way they have? With the Vaal dam 105% full, and many areas flooded - crocodiles and hippos drifting into towns in some parts of Limpopo. My afternoon at the Oyster Box Hotel last week was particularly interesting from a presentation perspective. I took some images along to illustrate the Shackleton story - most South Africans completely unaware of the Antarctic environment. Once set up, the boss (my host) arrived, and immediately said "But this guy never uses images"? He proceeded to introduce me, and made strong reference to the overload of images and PowerPoint presentations in the morning session. I decided immediately to proceed without using any images. It was a triumph, to witness high-powered bankers completely enraptured by the power of Shackleton's remarkable escape from the ice in 1916. A fine reminder too, that if the images don't strongly improve the presentation, scrap them!

Tags: flooding | Shackleton | thoughts

The diversity of this great vocation

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The Unique Speaker Bureau Showcase held at the Sandton Convention Centre was a spectacular event. Forty five speakers, including some from the UK & USA, showcased their talents for 5 minutes to around 450 delegates involved in the hiring of professional speakers. Sadly torrential rain the previous night caused traffic delays, along with flooded basement parking, and the event started later than anticipated. The sound, the lighting and the choreography was brilliant, and the entire event, along with lunch, was a world-class affair.

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