KZN Photo Record Blog

  [caption id="attachment_124619" align="aligncenter" width="216"] Holkrans Monument - Vryheid District. Hugh pointing to Johann Wilhelm (Willie) Bland's name - part of the Boer Commando massacred.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_124620" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Holkrans visit with Louis Scheepers, Kai Klingenberg, Charles Mason and Hugh Bland. (Image Andre Van Ellinkhuysen)[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_124621" align="aligncenter"...

    [caption id="attachment_124612" align="aligncenter" width="235"] Kings Royal Rifle Regiment monument between Twin Peaks at Spionkop. The battle (125 anniversary this year) was fought 24 January 1900. This monument requires a good climb.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_124613" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Twin Peaks , Boer artillery positions during battle of Spionkop, January...

St Joseph's Cathedral at Mariannhill, built by the Trappists in 1907 is worthy of a visit as is the nearby Monastery. The artwork in the Cathedral is prolific, so it is easy to miss one  special stained-glass window shown below. It was the first use of...

One of the interesting parts of visiting old clubs is the memorabilia collected over the years members. Scottburgh Surf Life Saving, on KZN South Coast is no exception. The plaque below must have been made many years ago and the artist a visionary who could see...

The museum was started in 2000 as a small private museum, and has since expanded to host one of the biggest and most spectacular collections of African arts and crafts in the world. The collection is held in Roberts House, a fully restored Victorian national monument,...

[caption id="attachment_123902" align="aligncenter" width="200"] The front Facade of Fields Hill Shopping Centre[/caption] The old Fields Hill Hotel was opened in 1922 by Luther Field. In 1996 the new Fields Shopping Centre was opened on the site by John Padley Field. What is positive is that the...

[caption id="attachment_123880" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The fish traps in the Kosi lake system[/caption] [caption id="attachment_123881" align="aligncenter" width="300"] View of one of the many lakes viewed from the pool deck.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_123882" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The central service area with lounge, dining room and bar.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_123883" align="aligncenter" width="300"] One of...

[caption id="attachment_123816" align="aligncenter" width="329"] Hunting Lodge - first rondavel built.[/caption]   Sir Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson, born in England (1849-1913) and married to May Justice in1881 entered the Colonial Service and after several postings became Governor of Natal and Zululand between 1893 and 1901. He then served as...

[caption id="attachment_123717" align="aligncenter" width="266"] Mary Stainbank's "Hope of a Nation" sculpture[/caption] [caption id="attachment_123718" align="aligncenter" width="169"] Painting by Mary on her easel and paints[/caption] [caption id="attachment_123719" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The old Granary, presently the Museum[/caption] [caption id="attachment_123720" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The destroyed causeway over the Umhlatuzana River[/caption] [caption id="attachment_123721" align="aligncenter" width="275"] The...

KZN: A Photographic Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic Historical Record