"The Siege town" Ladysmith by Bushman23

Ladysmith Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 31 photos

My home town

Although it may not be the most exciting town in South Africa, it carries a lot of history. Obviously it is mostly known for the Siege of Ladysmith, during the Boer war.

There are a couple of must see's if you're going to visit. The first is obviously the museum, which provides an interesting explaination of the course of the siege and the history of the town. Another is "the Hands" monument, about 5 km out of town. There are small entrance fees at both attractions.

Our town hall... Was hit by a shell during the boer war, which took half the tower away.

'The Oval' and 'Murchison Mall' shopping centers have almost any shop you could desire, so if you run out of anything on your travels, they are both in the center of town.

& i guess i Love it..

Although there is not much nightlife in Ladysmith, some of the restaurants are top class. The best one is probably 'The Guinea Fowl', which serves wonderful food (albeit at a rather high price) and offers excellent service, as well as having a lively bar.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great people
  • Cons:Small....
  • In a nutshell:If you have any interest in History, you have to visit!
  • Last visit to Ladysmith: Sep 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2009 at 2:47 AM

    Nice to read about the warm memories of your stay there...

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2006 at 1:08 PM

    Interesting look at the Siege Town in the heart of KZN.

  • magiemay's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2006 at 1:27 PM

    Hi Anton, Lovely pictures of what was our home town too(1989-1994). Chances are that you may have been at school or scouts with my sons.

  • MikeAtSea's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2005 at 12:47 AM

    Also well done! Good to see that KZN gets more and more pages on VT. From Durban Michael!

  • imstress's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2005 at 6:26 PM

    love the sunset at your back yard. i can only see tall rise building surrounding where i stay. Happy Birthday!

  • THLIN's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2004 at 12:48 AM

    it has been a long time since my last visit there... I miss the tiny town in KZN

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2004 at 9:51 AM

    Your Ladysmith has a lot more going for it than nearby Ladysmith, Virginia.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2004 at 5:41 AM

    That Museum sounds very interesting! My wife and I stopped here for lunch after leaving Royal Natal and we enjoyed your very pleasant home town for a short while!

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2004 at 4:09 PM

    Great shot from your backyard. Sounds like a great place to live.

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