Treverton Preparatory School & College

Map Reference 429 Co-educational independent school for boarders and day scholars - Tuition from Grade 1 - Post Matric - Christian foundation - Excellent academic tuition - Extensive outdoor pursuits - Emphasis on environment education - Wildlife area - Equestrian centre - Outstanding sports facilities - Situated in Mooi River in the picturesque KZN Midlands. Tel: 033 263 1251 Fax: 033 263 2689 Email: Website:  - Midlands Meander Home -

Tumble Downs

Map Reference 147 Take time to enjoy the peaceful pleasures of the country… The awe-inspiring landscape of the surrounding Kamberg and Karkloof Valley, the unrestricted freedom of its lawns, fine cuisine and true country-style hospitality makes this the ultimate family and friends venue. Ideal also for corporate meals, private functions and small weddings. Open Daily: 9am-5pm, Fri & Sat: Dinner Closed Mon Tel/Fax  (033) 330 8099  Cell  082 802&...

Umgeni Valley Nature Reserve - 126

Nature reserve with river frontage. Flyshing. Six walking trails through varied terrain. 260 bird species. Giraffe zebra and antelope. Splendid views. Affordable self- catering accommodation - chalets, cottages, dormitories and bush camps. Conference facilities. Braai and picnic sopts. One of Africa's leading environmental education centres. All groups welcome. Open 8am - 4:30pm. Closed Christmas Day Address: 1 Karkloof Road Howick Tel:  033 330 3931  Fax: 03...

Use of Pigeons During the Siege of Ladysmith

  Communication with the outside world was sometimes very difficult. Heliographs needed the right weather conditions to work properly and so it was not surprising that the besieged resorted to pigeon post. At the onset of the Anglo Boer War, Mr Arthur Hirst of the Durban and Coast Poultry Club, started a loft of the best racing pigeons in Durban. He was soon moved to the Intelligence Department’s Headquarters in Ladysmith from where he sent out many of his intelligent ...

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