Its interesting to note that the Brits quit using their red Serge uniforms in the field in the Boer War because the Boers were deadly accurate marksmen and the red uniform made them even more of a target. Though the Khaki was first used in India, it really came into its own in the Boer War and the Brit logic for the red.."Never let the enemy see blood on a British uniform" went way out the window. As a kid in England, souvenirs of the Boer War and Zulu wars were everywhere. I "played" with an 1879 rifle and 18" bayonet with my buddies. also, 2nd WW stuff was everywhere, I had a Luger, an SS dress dagger, a Lietz[sp] artillery spotting scope, Coal scuttle helmet, they were everywhere, wish I had it now. Great collection of Knobkerries [sp].
Adding to my post, just read your safari post, wow, that is an amazing set of pics and a great story to boot, thanks for sharing with us.