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[caption id="attachment_114162" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Umzimkulu road bridge with remains of Bazley wall (Rock)  and Kinsey Wall (concrete),harbour works in foreground[/caption] For years the settlers in the Port Shepstone area wanted to build a harbour to receive supplies and ship off their produce, mainly sugar. The river...

[caption id="attachment_114144" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Umhlanga Rocks - A photographers paradise[/caption] In order to celebrate the summer break, in this post I have chosen a few  images of the Umhlanga beaches. Umhlanga Beaches have a wide variety of moods and lie alongside the promenade which extends for 2.5...

  [caption id="attachment_113705" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Greystone Farm front facade.[/caption] Greystone Farm overlooks the upper reaches of the Wagendrift Dam on the Bushmans River. The farm was occupied by the Boers in 1838 and the battle of Vegt Laier took place on this property, (site under water) and...

My new book on the Addington Children's Hospital and Nurses' Home is being edited and then will be printed early in the new year.   This iconic hospital which was built in 1930 near Addington, on the Durban Point, was abandoned for many years. My book focuses...

If you are travelling anywhere along the way past Newcastle, a stay over at Sir Rider Haggard's home, built in 1875 is well worth a visit. Rider Haggard, was the author of 'King Solomon's Mines', 'Jess', 'She ', amongst other books. The old house has...

Weston College, Mooi River, was an important remount station during the Anglo Boer War (1899 - 1902). The original farm, Mount Victoria was the base and at some point in time had up to 9000 horses being acclimatized and made ready for war purposes. During...

These images were taken with the permission of a member of the Stainbank family of Coedmore Castle in Stainbank Nature Reserve. The stunning mural on the wall in their home was created by Mary Stainbank and depicts the life and times of the family. It...

The Helen Bridge, about 3 kilometers downstream of Mooi River, is one of the oldest remaining bridges in KZN. The bridge was opened on 19 November 1866, by Colonel JJ Bisset, Administrator of Natal. The bridge is named after his second daughter, Helen.  The bridge was...

Whilst photographing at Weston College, Mooi River, I came across the grave of General Buller's, faithful dog 'Yalu", that died in 1907, and is buried alongside one of the old farm houses used as a billet by the British.   I couldn't help thinking that the faith...