Archive | March, 2016

Ladysmith Siege – Boer War

On the┬árecommendation of Ken Gillings I met up with Vincent Horn. a tour guide in Ladysmith to visit some of the less well visited sites relating to the Anglo Boer War. One site was to a monument to the 1 St Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers who died in this conflict. I took a tumble on […]

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Umlaas Road – Mandalay Hotel

A trip into the interior with my friend Charlie took us to the derelict Hotel Mandalay in Umlaas Road. The site, at the highest point between Durban and Pietermaritzburg has an interesting history. Originally it was the third night outspan for transport riders from Durban, after Winklespruit and Eston. ┬áThe current hotel was built around […]

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