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. R250 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).

Corporate Talks
Business Motivation
Bespoke Tours

Upcoming Talks

Keen to hear Rob speak? These are his upcoming talks.
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The Battles of Rorke's Drift and Isandlwana
Royce Hall, St. Peter's Girls School, Paulshof
The Battle of Isandlwana
9th Avenue Bistro, Durban
Scott & Shackleton
The Library, Franschhoek
The Battle of Rorke's Drift
Bertha's Restaurant, Cape Town

15 Aug 2014

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Scott & Shackleton
Chatsworth Arts Centre, Long Eaton


Stories and experiences.

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Richard Loring moments in the Bush

Catgeory: Lectures

Meeting up with the dance troupe only 3 hours before our first "show" created huge pressure on us to choreograph what we were going to do, especially as the program director had stressed that we were attempting to do what Richard Loring took months to perfect. In fairness our humble offering was NOT going to be a Richard Loring masterpiece! The Vervet Monkeys found the drumming and singing entrancing, and took up spots on the boma palisade for ringside seats and watched all afternoon. One unfamiliar with the Sabi-Sands and neighboring reserves can be forgiven in not appreciating just how vast this area is. Little wonder the Kruger and reserves are so difficult to monitor from a poaching perspective. I have been transferred between function venues, along some very corrugated roads, and in some instances the drive has taken two hours.

Tags: show | bush | dancers

From the Lowveld

Catgeory: News

After Thursday's problems with the bomb scare at Alexander Forbes, and subsequent abandoning of my talk next door, it was with some relief that I boarded the plane for Nelspruit. The thatched KMIA building really evokes "Africa" in the minds of the incoming visitors, although I fear most are unaware of just how far they are from the bush itself. Development between Nelspruit and Hazyview, and onwards towards the Kruger Gate beggars belief. The roads are battling to cope, many potholes and unmarked exits posing a danger to motorists. The pressures on Kruger's western boundary are enormous, and quite how all these people earn a living is a mystery.

Tag: game-sightings-africa

A day in the Big Smoke

Catgeory: News

With great excitement today, I got up early, to catch flight to Johannesburg for a lunchtime talk, before flying onwards for 5 days in the Lowveld. Having had to ask the organizers of the Lowveld events to change my flights to accommodate the late invitation to speak in Jhb at lunchtime, try to picture the scene: Having checked my bag through to Nelspruit, I caught Gautrain to Sandton and emerged to find what I assumed was a taxi strike in Rivonia Road. Lots of Police, ambulances and civilians standing behind accident tape, in the road! Having crossed the road, I start ascending the steps to the magnificent EY building, only to find hundreds of people streaming OUT of the building and down the steps. I immediately called my client, about 11.15am, to be told there is a bomb scare in Alexander Forbes building next door, and all the buildings are being evacuated. About 2000 people representing cosmopolitan Gauteng society gathered in the road, waiting further instructions.

Tags: talks | bomb | bigsmoke

The longest night behind us for another year.

Catgeory: News

The company who graciously invited me to the Antarctic in 2012 have asked me to accompany their guests to the Arctic in August. I can scarcely believe my luck. The visa application, however, has been somewhat onerous. Visas for Greenland and Iceland are only handled by the Danish Consulate in Pretoria, and the hoops one has to jump through to get a visa appear endless. I am assured the visa will be processed on Monday. This makes the visa-free trips to the Antarctic all the more appealing, and it seems a real shame. Reading and researching Franklin, Nansen, Cook, Peary and the indomitable Vikings is proving wonderful, and Prof Tim Noakes has mentioned that he found the Arctic more inhospitable than the Antarctic, whilst accompanying Lewis Pugh on his extraordinary ocean swims. The disappearance of Franklin's 139 men without a trace perhaps confirms this?

Tag: arctic-grannymouse-tourdetuli

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