Archive | July, 2017

Centocow Trappist Mission

I recently was in Creighton at the aloe festival, but couldn’t resist another visit to this mission overlooking the Umzimkulu River, built by Francis Pfanner the founder of Marrianhill Monastry, in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The beauty of these buildings, needs to be seen by more people in this province. The drive there […]

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Durban – Sydenham St John & St Raphael Cemetery

There is always a fascination with old graveyards, and this cemetery is no exception, with some of the remains of prominent persons, who made their names and fortunes in Durban’s early development. This post has a few images to reflect this, such as the grave of William Randles. William Randles lived in the area for […]

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Korongo Valley Guest Farm – Ixopo

Korongo Valley Guest Farm may have no pretentions of competing with The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, but the guest house has all the hospitality that goes with hospitality. The farm caters for travelers, hikers, bikers, and anyone wanting a getaway in the majestic Ixopo hills. ¬†Alan Paton didn’t wax lyrical about this area for […]

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Lords of The Manor (formerly Oatesdale) – Hidcote – Mooi River

I have recently added an album of this well known venue in the KZN Midlands, that was built by Edward Oates, starting in 1887 and completed after the Boer war, when it was used as a school. It became known as Lords of the Manor after a refurbishment in 2007. The property is now run […]

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