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Amazing historical church

We just happened to see the sign on the road and went in on the off chance that we could look around. What an amazing little treasure. The church has to be one of the best old... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 May 2016
FeatherMoon1
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Ballito, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I should have spent longer here, its a place that speaks of a long history, a memorial to a past that needs to be preserved and cherished. The inside of the church was inspirational and had I not been photographing it, I would have stayed and meditated on the men and women who worked their lives to the bone in... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We just happened to see the sign on the road and went in on the off chance that we could look around. What an amazing little treasure. The church has to be one of the best old churches I have ever visited. The art work, pews (all made by the mission staff in the early 1900's or even earlier from... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

The mill is broken up but the school is still going and although we could not go inside the church (it was too early when we drove past on our way home) it looks in very good condition outside. Old wooden doors and stained glass windows are beautiful I'm sure it's just as beautiful inside as the pictures I've seen.... More 

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Thank Paula L
Underberg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

A beautiful former mission and monastery founded by German Trappist monks. It seems a shame that the mother house or any, particularly German Catholoc organisation cannot find the means and volunteers to save the beautiful sandstone church which looks as if the waterloogeg sandstone walls might crumble any day soon. It is a beautiful wedding venue ( there is a... More 

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Thank Panda4x4
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church well worth a visit! It was a wedding venue for family friends and we were enchanted with the exquisite stained glass and hand painted frescoes created by the Trappist Monks in the 1880's

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We made the mistake of arriving without making prior arrangements for a tour or a guide. The lack of funds can be seen in the general upkeep of the surrounding buildings BUT we would love to go back for a proper visit to this magnificent mission. We just peeked around as best as we could but left with so many... More 

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Pretoria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Upon entry one can immediately see the typical German architecture and feel the small village feeling. Unfortunately, it is no longer run as an active monastery. It now serves as a local school. Visitors are welcome to roam the grounds. The buildings, setting, and beautiful colours make the set-up excellent for photography.

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Thank Mario1547
Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

a ver4y interesting place to visit with a very rich history and so much to see and do. they are making every effort to restore everything to its former glory after it having been neglected and nature having its effect on very old structures and functions and it will be a very valuable tourist attraction once completed and the school... More 

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Thank Howard S
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

It needs maintenance, but well worth a visit: the church and surrounding buildings are fascinating. It must have been a bunch of very interesting people who built it.

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Thank Herman C
Durban South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

We did a little venture of the beaten track to the Mission. I was amazed at the detail and construction of this site, in the middle of no-where. The logistics of such a project back in 1886 must have been phenomenal.It is well looked after by the local community. Certainly worth time out to investigate the history surrounding this attraction.

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