City Hall Pietermaritzburg

The first redbrick City Hall was built on the site of the Volksraadsaal of the Voortrekkers, but it was destroyed by fire in  1895 and again in  1898.  It was finally rebuilt in 1901 and declared a national monument in 1969.

The present City Hall contains fine stained-glass windows and a 47m high clock tower with a Westminster chime and a carillon of 12 bells.   This clock replaced the one that was damaged during the fire of 1898 when the first City Hall was destroyed.  It is said to be the largest all brick building in the Southern Hemisphere and contains one of the finest organs in the world.

The Drakensberg

The Drakensberg

Geology The Drakensberg Mountains had their onqm some 200 million years. ago when a vast landmass...

Piet Retief’s Grave

Piet Retief’s Grave

The treaty under which the Voortrekkers received land from Dingane was signed on 6 February 1838....

uMgungundlovu

uMgungundlovu

The  seat of power of Dingane from  1828 to 1839 is preserved as a  site museum. The iKhanda was...

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...

Old Parsonage Museum

Old Parsonage Museum

This charming sandstone building on the corner of Kerk and Loop Streets, in  Utrecht is now a...

Uys monument

Uys monument

Hlobane 20km east of Vryheid was the scene of a desperate struggle against the Zulu where Boer and...

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