What to do in and around Ladybrand

 

1.  The Cave at Rose Cottage, Modderpoort and Tandjiesberg are particularly noted for rock paintings. Rose Cottage provides proof that Stone Age "painters" and many of the generations of their ancestors lived in Rose Cottage Cave. The dates for the fireplaces are a few hundred years old.

 

2. The Stables - a great rock shelter used by the Boers to stable horses during the Booth War of 1858

 

3. Several buildings and houses in Ladybrand have been granted National Monument status

 

4. The South African Police Station was erected by Alex Patterson in 1875. The Magistrate's Court which forms part of these office officially opened on 1 March 1875, but was destroyed by a fire in 1896. The building was re-erected at a cost of R5600,00 and completed on 1 June 1898

 

5. The Dutch Reformed Church in Piet Retief Street was build by Mr Gustav Rohde in 1889 and inaugurated on 15 November 1890.

 

6. Ladybrand Primary School is a lovely sandstone building with a beautiful structure and has been used as a school since 1946

 

7. The Cave Church - at Modderpoort

 

8. The grave of Mantsopa Anna Makheta at Modderpoort

 

9. Ladybrand High School - the school building as well as the principals' house, are build in the Edwardian style. The school hall was erected in the late 1930's

 

10. Antjie Scheepers Monument - this sandstone monument was erected in the memory of the Voortrekker heroine and member of the Trichardt Trek and was designed by Gerard Moerdyk.

 

11. The Methodist Church congregation was established in 1892 and the church was completed in 1896

 

12. The Roman Catholic Church was formally establish in 1925, the smallest church in Ladybrand.

 

13. The St James Anglican Church was built in 1897


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