Pietermaritzburg, Natal Midlands

The Garden Of Remembrance

Monuments / Parks & Gardens / Sight Seeing in or near Pietermaritzburg, Natal Midlands in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Things To Do in PietermaritzburgThe Garden Of Remembrance

Monuments Parks & Gardens Sight Seeing Natal Midlands

Where? Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Midlands

When? Best during daylight hours

How? Call +27 (0)33 395-1111

How much? Free

Overnight? Overnight at accommodation in Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu Natal

The Garden of remembrance is a popular attraction and a beautiful spot in Pietermaritzburg, dedicated to those who gave their lives during the First and Second World War.

South African soldiers were sent to France to provide support to the British during the First World War. The attached Delville Wood, after the village was destroyed only 142 bodies were found and buried of which 77 could be identified. Their graves lie opposite the Garden of Remembrance.

There is a Delville cross in the garden which was named the ‘weeping cross’ as it was said it would weep at each anniversary of this World War 1 battle. It is believed that once the last soldier of Delville has breathed their last breath, the weeping will stop.

This stunning garden is a sad reminder of the encounters faced by many and is filled with numerous monuments in honour of the servicemen.

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