Archive | September, 2013

Marrianhill Monastery

This is really an amazing place with the Cathedrals, school, hospital and beautiful support buildings. A big thank you to Brother Albert for the personalised tour. I was reading that in 1906 there were over 600 Monks & Sisters serving here – truly remarkable. You can also get a simple but tasty snack at the […]

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Mt Itala Battlesite

The visit to the summit of Mt Itala, (S 28.31.149 E 31.02.140 Elev 1472m), was worth the effort just for the views. This was the site of the battle in the Boer War on 25 September 1901. The summit requires about a 2.5km hike up the north face and climbing about 1000 feet. Thanks Charlie […]

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