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[caption id="attachment_114479" align="aligncenter" width="300"] New promenade between harbour mouth and Moya Pier[/caption] The new extension of the promenade between the Umgeni Mouth and Moya is a great boon to strollers. The extension is about 750 m but also links onto the harbour north pier where one...

Sir Albert Hime (1842 - 1919), after whom Himeville was named, was an engineer who arrived in Natal from Bermuda in 1875.He was responsible for many engineering advances in Natal. He was to become Natal's PM in 1899. [caption id="attachment_114421" align="aligncenter" width="205"] Sir Albert Hime[/caption] Peter Mckenzie...

[caption id="attachment_114371" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ornate arch of the entrance to the Royal Hotel[/caption] Kokstad was named after the Griqua Chief Adam Kok III who had trekked over the berg from west Griqualand. The Royal Hotel was built in 1881 by an African American, an illicit  diamond dealer,...

Instead of being slovenly, take an early wake up with the sun rising in the east and savor Durban's beaches. The air is fresh and especially at low tide the beachfront can be walked along the waters edge from Blue lagoon to Ushaka. This is...

[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...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record