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A visit to the battlefields in the Dundee - Blood River area will be greatly enhanced with a stay over at Lennox Farm, run by Dirk and Salome' Froneman, who have lived in this area for many years. The accommodation  is comfortable,...

[caption id="attachment_61646" align="alignnone" width="800"] Dundee - Talana - Thornley Farm[/caption] [caption id="attachment_61647" align="alignnone" width="800"] Dundee - Talana - Thornley Farm - outbuilding used as Boer Mortuary[/caption] [caption id="attachment_61648" align="alignnone" width="800"] Glencoe - Wasbank - Lodewyk De Jager - Manor house veranda - used as billet in Boer...

On the recommendation of Ken Gillings I met up with Vincent Horn. a tour guide in Ladysmith to visit some of the less well visited sites relating to the Anglo Boer War. One site was to a monument to the 1 St Battalion Royal Irish...

A trip into the interior with my friend Charlie took us to the derelict Hotel Mandalay in Umlaas Road. The site, at the highest point between Durban and Pietermaritzburg has an interesting history. Originally it was the third night outspan for transport riders from Durban, after...

I have just had the privilege  of attending a retreat  conducted by Louis van Loon the founder of the the BRC more than forty years ago. Aside from the amazing Buddhist philosophy and opportunity to meditate, the Centre is simply one of our Province's...

Although the Sunningdale Centre on Umhlanga Rocks Drive had little architectural merit, many residents will remember their  local with some affection. The Centre is in the process of being demolished (see images) and will be replaced with a much larger grander centre, with either a Spar or Woolworths...

The Newmarket stables and Stables Market area is due to dissapear from the Durban scene before too long to make way for a new Soccer Acadamy. The move by the Municipality has been controversial with claims of lack of consultation and strong arm tactics made by existing...

I have just completed the uploading of several albums of the North Coast road & rail bridges from Sea Cow Lake to Umhlatuze which can be found in the North Coast Gallery. Many of the bridges are engineering works of art...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record