Botha House and Umdoni Golf Park

Botha House was built for the use of the Prime Minister of the time, Louis Botha and his wife Annie. I stayed at the House which is now a B&B and maintained by a Trust. The Head of State has first call on the accommodation, but outside of that is used by tourists and visitors. […]

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Umkomaas Valley

The annual Kingfisher Canoe Club  Umkomaas Marathon has just been raced and won by Andrew Birkett and Hank McGregor. I went down to help at the start, take a few photos to add to my collection, and I have just published a Gallery on the Umkomaas Valley. (See Gallery – South Coast) The Umkomaas experience […]

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Kearsney and the Huletts

Without announcement I arrived at the Kearsney Research Station and met Miles Jackson who in typical, hospitable, country style gave me directions to the original Kearsney College (Kearsney Manor) and directions to Sir Liege Huletts many country manor houses in the area. We might have many problems in this country but we have some really […]

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Stanger Cemetery

It was an interesting outing filling some gaps in the Stanger (kwaDakuza) area, but rather disconcerting to see how the municipal cemeteries are being abused. Many of the old graves are being desecrated, and worse they are being dug up and new corpses taking up residence. This is particularly sad, in that the headstones are […]

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Durban – Kings House

I still hope to photograph King’s House in Morningside but it has the look and feel of Alcatraz, despite not being used too often. Pity our local ruling bosses don’t take a leaf out of Helen Zille’s book. She has opened up the gardens of her residence Leeuwenhof, in Cape Town every Saturday for the Oranjezicht market. […]

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Livingstone Primary School

I have recently completed a photo shoot at this school and which has historic buildings dating back to 1910. It is clear from the visit that there are some very special and committed people at this School for children, requiring remedial assistance. The school structures are in good shape and the material produced by the […]

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Durban City Hall

At last I got access to the City Hall in the City in which I live. On two prior occasion’s I have tried to get access to photograph the war memorial plaques in the main hall only to be turned away by security, and a City Hall Supervisor (very grumpy one !). Yesterday I tried […]

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Adams Mission – Amanzimtoti

The Old Adams Mission near Amanzimtoti is in a poor state of repair similar to many of the old Mission schools in the Province. One aspect that is inexcusable however is the litter strewn around the School estate. Surely it’s not too difficult for the scholars to do an occasional clean up and be taught […]

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Talana Museum – Dundee

The Talana Museum has a number of exciting events planned for October 2014 that are planned to compliment the International Military History Conference to be held there between 20 and 22 October 2014. Go to for full details of these events.In itself the Talana Museum is a world class experience and is built on […]

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Doesberg & Harold Johnson – North Coast

One of the Towns (??) I had not covered on the North Coast was Doesberg, just south of the Tugela. I must have blinked because I never found this strangely named destination. Whilst on my way I stopped off at Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, which during the week is a wonderful place to look out […]

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