Towns

 

Colenso

Colenso

The picturesque little town of Colenso is situated on the banks of the Tugela River (Thukela) in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, 20km south of Ladysmith and 40km north of Estcourt. In 1855 the town was named after Bishop John William Colenso. Prior…

Dundee

Dundee

Welcome to the city of Dundee Now you are wondering, Dundee a city? Surely not. Yes we are, visit us and find out why. Situated in the centre of northern KwaZulu-Natal Dundee has long connections with coal mining, military conflict…

Ladysmith

Ladysmith

An Historical Introduction For thousands of years the rolling grasslands and dependable rivers made the open plains of the area we now know as Ladysmith the ideal environment for its first inhabitants, the san people (Bushmen). They were hunter gatherers,…

Utrecht

Utrecht

5Tucked into a re-entrant into the Balelesberg is the historical town of Utrecht. This quaint town is almost an historical monument and for any one interested in the history of South Africa this little town is well worth a visit….

Newcastle

Newcastle

The Commercial and Industrial Capital of the Amajuba District and North Western KwaZulu-Natal INTRODUCTION Tucked into a curve of the Drakensberg escarpment, this modern, vibrant town is surrounded by beautiful hills and valleys on one side and the rolling landscape…

Nquthu

Nquthu

Nquthu is a small but stable urban area that has established itself as the primary commercial, administrative and service centre for the area as a whole.  The municipality is predominantly rural in nature, with expansive rural settlements being one of…

Pomeroy

Pomeroy

The town was named Pomeroy after Sir George Pomeroy Colley who led the ill-fated British force during the Battle of Majuba Hill in 1881. It was established as the Gordon Memorial Mission in 1867 in memory of James Henry Hamilton-Gordon, the son of George Hamilton-Gordon, 5th Earl…

Vryheid

Vryheid

Vryheid is a coal mining and cattle ranching town in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Vryheid is the Afrikaans word for “freedom”. Views: 0