The Point

The spit of sand forming the northern arm of the harbour is known as the Point.  It is built up with harbour buildings, warehouses,  the Addington Hospital and its staff residences.   It ends at the North Pier that is one of the two piers built to make the harbour entrance  narrower, deeper and easier to dredge.

The Point was the terminal of the first railway in southern Africa.   A 24-horsepower  steam train engine was imported from Britain in pieces and assembled by the driver.   The train’s maiden journey ran from Durban to the Point, a  3km trip, and took place on 23 June 1860. The locomotive later broke down and oxen then pulled the train.

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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