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First attracting world wide attention during the Anglo Boer
War when its colonial garrison and many civilians were besieged for 115 days, it
is now one of Natal's most important historic and industrial towns and
celebrating it's 150th birthday in 2000. First a small village along the Klip
River known as Windsor, it was later renamed in honour of Governor Sir Harry
Smith's Spanish wife.
Barrier Of Spears
Spioenkop Dam and
Nature Reserve A 6000ha nature reserve in Northern Natal
35km from Ladysmith offering accommodation and other facilities.
Route A rich, historic journey through the
various battlefields in the area with many other attractions along the way.
Siege Museum This building was used as a ration post
during The Siege for civilians. Various items of interest from the days of
The Siege are on display.
Enambithi Cultural Centre / Museum A lively display on the
world renowned group - Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Town Hall Museum Originally built in 1893,
it is now an architectural treasure.
Moth Museum Various interesting
articles from different wars are on display in this quaint museum.
Situated on a private farm, visits must be arranged.
Various trails available through the
Sanctuary 236 bird species have been spotted in this
area, a picnic spot is also available.
Black Rock A picnic spot along the Klip River with
trails, fishing and braai facilities.