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[caption id="attachment_70959" align="alignnone" width="300"] Overview of Centocow Mission on the south banks of the Umzimkulu River[/caption] [caption id="attachment_70960" align="alignnone" width="309"] Altar of the Church - Centocow[/caption] [caption id="attachment_70961" align="alignnone" width="300"] Interior of Centocow[/caption] [caption id="attachment_70962" align="alignnone" width="300"] The two Centocow churches, the front now the Gerard Bhengu Gallery[/caption] I...

[caption id="attachment_70728" align="alignleft" width="800"] Lions River Mill on the Lions River[/caption] [caption id="attachment_70729" align="alignnone" width="800"] Mill Turbine top protruding through shop floor[/caption] [caption id="attachment_70730" align="alignnone" width="800"] Trading post wares[/caption] [caption id="attachment_70731" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image of old mill on Lions River[/caption] ,A trip into the midlands should also include a...

[caption id="attachment_68377" align="alignnone" width="800"] Himmelberg Mission church between Umzinto and Jolivet[/caption] I have recently added to the images of the more than 20 Trappist Missions in KZN, and it never fails to amaze me how much was achieved by the monks and nuns of Marrianhill in...

[caption id="attachment_67778" align="alignnone" width="800"] Lucas Gardens founder, Margaret Lucas[/caption] [caption id="attachment_67779" align="alignnone" width="800"] Original Home incorporated into larger development[/caption] The tragedy of War is often forgotten, however Lucas Gardens, in Ridge Road on the Berea is a poignant reminder of the intense pain inflicted on families by...

[caption id="attachment_67567" align="alignnone" width="800"] St Augustine Mission Church[/caption] [caption id="attachment_67568" align="alignnone" width="810"] St Augustine Church interior[/caption] [caption id="attachment_67569" align="alignnone" width="800"] St Augustines - one of many substantial outbuildings[/caption] [caption id="attachment_67570" align="alignnone" width="800"] St Augustine's Mission stain glass[/caption] [caption id="attachment_67571" align="alignnone" width="800"] St Augustines entrance gate[/caption] A visit to Rorkes Drift...

[caption id="attachment_66914" align="alignnone" width="800"] Nagle Dam Wall - 44m high and 393m long[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66915" align="alignnone" width="800"] Nagle Dam diversionary spillway[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66916" align="alignnone" width="800"] Nagle Dam diversion weir[/caption] [caption id="attachment_66917" align="alignnone" width="800"] Nagle Dam wall[/caption] Nagle Dam which opened in 1950 to supply Durban is well worth a...

A big thank you to Jane Pennefather for allowing me to photograph one of the older farms in KZN that belonged to the English family . The farm house has been incorporated into PMB suburbia but has been lovingly restored to its former glory. Much...

[caption id="attachment_65661" align="alignnone" width="800"] Illovo River rail bridge[/caption] [caption id="attachment_65662" align="alignnone" width="800"] Ngane River rail bridge[/caption] [caption id="attachment_65663" align="alignnone" width="800"] Umgababa River rail bridge[/caption] [caption id="attachment_65664" align="alignnone" width="800"] Umkomaas River road and rail bridge at mouth[/caption] [caption id="attachment_65665" align="alignnone" width="800"] Umkomaas River road bridge (N2)[/caption] I have just uploaded road...

[caption id="attachment_63700" align="alignnone" width="664"] First Boer killed in Natal 16 October 1899[/caption] [caption id="attachment_63701" align="aligncenter" width="690"] Hans De Lange Monument[/caption] [caption id="attachment_63703" align="alignnone" width="787"] Smiths Crossing - Free State Commando HQ - 1899[/caption] [caption id="attachment_63705" align="alignnone" width="789"] Rail line - Free State to Natal - views from...

The State President recently announced his awards to deserving South Africans. Without detracting from their achievements, it's a great shame that some awards aren't presented to the less politically connected who have made such an outstanding contribution to this countries reputation as a tour destination. The Poynton's contribution to tour and food excellence for our visitors is well known, and has been oft recognized by the industry for its high standards, both at Cleopatra's and their previous successful Granny Mouse's Country House. At least former State President, Thabo Mbeki recognized a " good thing", and stayed at Cleopatra. Needless to say the fare was outstanding, as was the attention to detail in the rooms, facilities and  by the cheerful staff. Add a simply awesome setting to the mix and you have a full house literally and metaphorically. Contact details: Tel : 00-27 (0)33 2677243 / 00 27 (0)33 2677013/ e: cleopatramountain@telkomsa.net / www.cleomountain.com         [caption id="attachment_62328" align="alignnone" width="800"]Kamberg - Cleopatra Mountain Lodge - gardens. (2). Cleopatra's gardens[/caption]
KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record