Reid’s Building

The former principal thoroughfare, Church Street, was converted in 1990 into one of the most attractive pedestrian shopping malls in South Africa.   It features fountains and a bandstand and is a delight for visitors with a variety of shops and attractive buildings.

Shuter and Shooter:

This strangely named bookshop, one of the best known and with the most character in the country.   The premises was Gray’s Inn during those aimost forgotten years.

Mahatma Gandhi’s Statue

This statue was unveiled in the Pietermaritzburg Mall on 6 June 1993 to commemorate  the centenary  of  Gandhi’s  experience  at  the  Pietermaritzburg  railway  station  when  he  was ejected from a first-class train carriage because he was an Indian.  The incident led him to develop his political strategy of “Satyagraha” (passive resistance).  The statue faces east with its back to the station.

Widow Retiefs House

A small, single storey building, on the right of Edgars is the former house of Piet  Retiefs widow, where she ran a bakery.  The oven she used can still be seen inside the building that is now occupied by a firm of solicitors.  It was built in 1840 but only part of the original house still remains.

Talana Museum

Talana Museum

Dundee has a unique museum that is situated on the Talana battlefield and housed in the original...

Platrand / Wagon Hill

Platrand / Wagon Hill

Friday night the 5th of January 1900 was moonless, and at about midnight, some British outposts on...

Gandhi Statue Ladysmith

Gandhi Statue Ladysmith

Friday night the 5th of January 1900 was moonless, and at about midnight, some British outposts on...

Town Hall

Town Hall

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

Siege Museum

Siege Museum

A museum, decidedly Victorian in character, is housed in the original Market House built in It was...

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