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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...

[caption id="attachment_113437" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Lions River Railway Station[/caption] Wherever one goes in South Africa, one comes across the utterly criminal waste of Transnet's assets.  At every railway station and siding, with few exceptions, the buildings have been neglected, invaded by vagrants and their value destroyed. Most...

I received an email from Alison Chadwick who was browsing my site and came across the Victorian railings that run along the sea side of the road directly alongside the shoreline. She informs me that these railings as well as the gates into the Pietermaritzburg...

[caption id="attachment_113411" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The road to Fordoun Spa near Nottingham Road[/caption] The Fort Nottingham farming area is highly productive, with dairy, agriculture, being the main commerce. The villages of Fort Nottingham and Nottingham Road, were started in the mid 1800's and at the time were...

Blink your eyes on the ridge another concrete and glass structure has emerged from the diminishing cane-lands that had been abandoned to birds and bees for many years. I know this is progress, but are there no architects out there that can depart from the grand...

A special little place on the south coast is the Pennington restaurant overlooking the tidal pool and a short distance from the wide open beaches.  This little oasis is worth a visit even if passing bye. The kiosk has good wholesome food with friendly service.   [caption id="attachment_113327"...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record