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Villa San Souci – Pietermaritzburg

Many of the traders of old are only now giving way to the new breed of traders. The home Villa San Souci, built in 1884 by John Harwin, was a relative of the founder of Greenacres & Harvey in Durban. John started his trading empire in Pietermaritzburg as a draper and his business, later became John Orr’s.
The beauty of this house is a testimony to his success, and many of the hard working entrepreneurs, responsible for the development of Natal (now KZN).

See more images at – Gallery – Natal old Farms – San Souci

Villa San Souci veranda & views

Villa San Souci – main entrance doors

Villa San Souci’s magnificent front facade – little changed since 1884

San Souci interior hallway

San Souci’s many stain glass windows and doors

San Souci’s detailed veranda’s

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