Bushman Rock Art
Hot air ballooning
Helicopter & Microlight flights
Arts & Crafts
Drakensberg Boys Choir
Drakensberg Canopy Tours
Ladysmith is the natural gateway to the tourist delights of the Central
Drakensberg and Northern Drakensberg
is located on the banks of KwaZulu-Natal's Klip River. Proclaimed in 1850,
it was named after the Spanish wife of Sir Harry Smith. Ladysmith became
a prosperous staging- post for fortune-hunters en route to the Transvaal
gold- fields and diamond discoveries at Kimberley. Ladysmith made world headlines
at the end of the 19th century when it was besieged for 118 days during the
most crucial stage of the Anglo-Boer/South African War. Its historic heritage
is its main claim to fame, with many fascinating sites to discover.
Almost halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, Ladysmith is the ideal place
for a stop-over. Whether for a few nights or just a few hours - Ladysmith offers
a rewarding experience to all its visitors.
Today a commercial centre for surrounding communities, Ladysmith is the natural
gateway to the tourist delights of the Central Drakensberg and Northern Drakensberg.
Ladymith Tourist Attractions
- Anglo Boer War Battlefield History. The Ladysmith Anglo Boer War museum
is perhaps the best war museum representing these battles.
- There are numerouse battle sites in and around Ladysmith and battlefield
guides are availble.
- Spionkop Battlefield offers a self guided tour which is well worth a
trip if you pass through Ladysmith
- All Saints Anglican Church. The church is a memorial to those British
soldiers who gave their lives in the battles in and around Ladysmith, some
1800 out of a total of 3000 perishing due to disease.
- Emnambithi Cultural Centre: Arts And Craft Development Art GalleryOpening
times Monday - Friday
9h00 - 16h00