Blog

Kamberg Nature Reserve

The Kamberg area is the jewel of the Midlands. The small chalets at Kamberg Nature Reserve,run by Ezemvelo are clean and comfortable and give you a great early morning starting point for a number of varied hikes. The trout dams are still stocked but the hatchery has been closed, I’m told,by some purist who decided […]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Russell High School – PMB

I visited Russell High School in PMB today and was permitted to photograph their premises, thanks to Moira Potter and the Principal, Jean Rose. It is amazing what this school is doing for its scholars and to see what talent there is at the school, and the incredible art that has been produced. The teachers […]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Durban High School

A visit to DHS was facilitated by Sharon Drew and then a meeting with The Headmaster, Leon Erasmus who gave of his time to show me around the various points of interest at the school. The school is looking in great shape and it was good to see that the old traditions still prevail. Like […]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Point and Royal Natal Yacht Clubs

The two main Durban based yacht clubs based on the Esplanade have a rich history with masses of memorabilia in their respective club houses. Thanks to Percy at PYC and also to Liz Coxen (RNYC) for their assistance and information. RNYC for the History addicts,has a must have book of their 150 year history – […]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Glenwood High School

A big thank you again to Kevin Jordan of Glenwood High for the tour of the school and for allowing me to get on and take a comprehensive “shoot” of the school. The historical memorabilia and the care that is taken to display and preserve their heritage is a credit to the school. These are […]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Glenwood High School Military Project

I have recently been in contact with Kevin Jordan, a teacher at Glenwood High Scholl who along with his pupils is doing a project to research more information on the South Africans whose names appear on the many monuments in KZN, in particular WWI. It’s a great time with the centenary of WWI to be […]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Redhill Cemetery

A visit to the Redhill Cemetery yesterday uncovered a few interesting Military graves and Monuments scattered throughout the large area. There were monuments, graves including Chinese Merchant Navy Graves and memorials and plaques in the Jewish Cemetery. Thanks to Desmond Munsami, who has worked for 25 years in this Municipal Division, for locating the military […]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Pietermaritzburg – Town Hill

So good to see that some of our old buildings are being cared for. I visited Town Hill and was pleased to see the North building is being refurbished. The south section is also in great shape. These buildings are over 100 years old worthy of the attention. So much of our heritage is in […]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Maritzburg Golf Club

Whilst photographing at the Golf course I met with Charles Severn who has produced the 125 year record of this golf course. It is the oldest playing course in South Africa. The Cape claims the earliest club formed, but PMB has the rightful claim as the oldest active course !! The course is in its […]

Comments Off Continue Reading →

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 […]

Comments Off Continue Reading →