KZN – Places to See

The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg

Geology The Drakensberg Mountains had their onqm some 200 million years. ago when a vast landmass known as Gondwanaland existed. Through aeons of time, water streaming down from higher ground collected and formed a huge swamp where dinosaurs and other prehistoric...

Piet Retief’s Grave

Piet Retief’s Grave

The treaty under which the Voortrekkers received land from Dingane was signed on 6 February 1838. During the course of the final entertainment before the Voortrekkers was to leave, Dingane ordered his soldiers to kill the Voortrekkers. They were dragged to the Hill of...

uMgungundlovu

uMgungundlovu

The  seat of power of Dingane from  1828 to 1839 is preserved as a  site museum. The iKhanda was destroyed by fire on the orders of Dingane himself when he decided to leave it. On account of the site's excellent state of archaeological preservation, and its...

R E Stevenson Museum

R E Stevenson Museum

The R E  Stevenson Museum was established in 1974, and is devoted to the history of the town and the Battle of Colenso, which took place on 15 December 1899.   Exhibits include weapons,  badges, medals, and various personal items as well as historical  photographs....

Old Parsonage Museum

Old Parsonage Museum

This charming sandstone building on the corner of Kerk and Loop Streets, in  Utrecht is now a national monument and houses the Utrecht Museum. The museum portrays the border dispute between the Transvaal and Zululand and also some period rooms.

Uys monument

Uys monument

Hlobane 20km east of Vryheid was the scene of a desperate struggle against the Zulu where Boer and Briton fought together in the Anglo-Zulu war.   It was on this occasion in 1879 that Zululand was attacked.  A column under command of Sir Evelyn Wood left Utrecht to...

Blood River – Ncome Museum

Blood River – Ncome Museum

The new Blood River-Ncome Museum was designed by Hannes Meiring in 1996 and depicts the battle of  Blood  River in its wider  context of migrations, even giving the  story of the American West. Coert Steynberg designed the granite wagon that was erected during  1939,...

Talana Museum

Talana Museum

Dundee has a unique museum that is situated on the Talana battlefield and housed in the original house and farm buildings of Peter Smith.   It depicts the military history of the area and the agricultural history of the Biggersberg.  A replica of an old mine building...

Platrand / Wagon Hill

Platrand / Wagon Hill

Friday night the 5th of January 1900 was moonless, and at about midnight, some British outposts on Wagon Hill heard the sound of hymns floating up from the bush below and found it very strange. At 2:40 on Saturday the 5th of January 1900 a night manoeuvre was...

Gandhi Statue Ladysmith

Gandhi Statue Ladysmith

Friday night the 5th of January 1900 was moonless, and at about midnight, some British outposts on Wagon Hill heard the sound of hymns floating up from the bush below and found it very strange. At 2:40 on Saturday the 5th of January 1900 a night manoeuvre was...

Town Hall

Town Hall

The Town Hall Museum was built in 1883 as the Town Clerk's Office, but nowdepicts  the history of the town.

Siege Museum

Siege Museum

A museum, decidedly Victorian in character, is housed in the original Market House built in It was utilised during the Anglo Boer War as a ration post.  The nearby battle sites - Elandslaagte, Wagon Hill, Nicholson's Nek, etc., offer the best of the epic sequence of...

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