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ST Johns D.S.G. – Pietermaritzburg

  It is always a pleasure visiting schools, and the opportunity to photograph St Johns D.S.G. was no exception. Schools seem to attract helpful and energized people, and my thanks to Sarah Cole -Edwards in the marketing department for her kind assistance. St Johns was founded in 1897 for the education of girls and continues […]

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Tugela Valley

The Tugela region isn’t only about Nkandla and our current State President. The Tugela Valley is especially beautiful and a day drive from Durban via Eshowe, Nkandla, Jameson’s Drift, Middle drift, Kranskop and back, is well worth the effort. Along the route are majestic views, pristine forests, hot springs, rural scenes and great drives. This […]

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Umhlanga Rocks 2016 Development

The images attached to this post demonstrate how quickly it is “out with the old and in with the new:. I have been photographing the Pearls and Oceans developments as they proceed and will continue with this exercise going forward. The attached images show the Umhlanga Country Club bowling greens earlier in 2016, and  a […]

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Cabbage Express and Weenen Nature Reserve

I have just posted up images of the old Cabbage Express that ran from Estcourt to Weenen between 1906 and 1983. Although some enlightened individuals tried to save the line from closure, for tourism purposes, the powers that be at SATS chose to “do the dirty”. The route is very scenic and a large part […]

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Ken Gillings – Dedication

This post is dedicated to the memory of Ken Gillings, who died tragically at Cape Vidal whilst on holiday with his family. Ken was  well known for many of his publications on this Province, specializing in Military , and in particular the Anglo Zulu War and Anglo Boer War. He was also a long standing […]

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Fort Nottingham

Fort Nottingham in the KZN Midlands, was established by the 45 Regiment of Foot, the Sherwood Foresters in 1856, to protect the local farmers from maruading Bushmen. Visits to these small villages, particuarly those that have not been ravaged by progress, are great places to visit, breath in the fresh air and discover the artifacts […]

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Cathedral Peak – Northern Drakensberg

The Cathedral Peak Hotel in the northern Drakensberg, about 30 kilometers west of Winterton, is one of the iconic family style hotels in this World Heritage site. The hotel was built in 1938 by Albert Van Der Riet, and opened in 1939. The original stone footprint has been retained but added on to greatly over […]

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Verulam Cemetery – The Campbell Family

I have today posted up 486 images of graves in the Verulam Cemetery. The most well remembered will be those of the Campbell family, some of  the grave images of whom appear in this post. The Campbell graves include those of William Campbell of Muckle Neuk, his son Senator, Sir William Campbell (K.M.C.G.),  Natalie Campbell, Colin […]

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Rorkes Drift Lodge

Rorkes Drift Lodge is based at the foot of the Sinquindi Mountains with panoramic views towards Rorkes Drift, Isandlwana and Elandskraal. The lodge is self catering but delicious meals are provided, by prior arrangement, and has activities such as horse riding, walking trails, birding and battlefield tours. The battlefields of Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana are […]

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St Anthonys Church – Durban – Stain Glass

I have just completed photographing the interior of this church, and it always amazes me of the beauty of the interiors of many of our churches and in particular the stain glass windows. I am grateful to Father Anthony for disrupting his breakfast and allowing me into the church interior. Sadly there have already been […]

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