Durban Alumni Association Invitation: History Tour - Ladysmith and Surrounding Areas
Friday, 17 - Saturday, 18 November 2017

Dear Alumni and Friends

Shane Spargo (a Provincial Tour Guide) has kindly agreed to lead the Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal) and surrounding areas Tour for UKZN alumni and friends on 17 and 18 November 2017. The tour will begin on Friday, 17 November at the Siege Museum in Ladysmith at 12 noon (there is ample parking in the shop-ping centre directly behind the Museum) followed by a walk to the Town Hall and Royal Hotel to view aspects of historical interest. Attendees will then drive to the All Saints Church in Murchison Street. Depending on the time, Shane will take the group to other buildings/sites in the town.

On Saturday, 18 November, the group will meet at 9am at a designated point and drive to Platrand/Wagon Hill to view various points of interest and an excellent view of the whole siege area. The last stop will be at Spionkop for a guided tour of the battlesite.

Suggested accommodation (to be booked and paid for directly) is as follows:

Hunters Lodge—036 637 2359

Convent Hill Lodge—036 635 4142

Royal Hotel—036 637 2176 and

Bulwers Rest Lodge—036 637 6154

Friday, 17 & Saturday, 18 November 2017

TIME : 12h00 on Friday, 17 November

VENUE : Siege Museum, 151 Murchison Street, Ladysmith

COST : R100 per person to cover entrance fees to venues and gratuities. To be paid to Denis O’Leary on Friday, 17 November 

RSVP : By Friday, 10 November 2017 to Nomcebo Msweli on 031 260 2016 or email:

For more information, please view the invitation here.

Robin Ralfe
Chairman Durban Alumni Association

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