In the 'hood, Ladysmith as a destination

Ladysmith today acts as a commercial centre for the large surrounding farming district became the centre of attention during the Anglo Boer War, both locally and overseas, when it fell under siege from October 1899 to March 1900. Set on the banks of the Klip River, and named after Sir Harry Smith’s Spanish wife, Ladysmith was established in 1850 and served as a staging-post for fortune ... cont.

59 - 61 Cove Crescent, Ladysmith, Battlefields, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Buller's Rest Lodge

From Durban on the N3 Toll road
Take the Ladysmith / Bergville off-ramp, approximately 60km beyond Escourt, and turn right onto the N11 after the toll. At the intersection with the R103 from Colenso, turn left and continue on the R103. DO NOT take the first glide-off to Ladysmith / Bluebank but remain in the right hand lane and continue for 5.5km to the T intersection with the Harrismith road. Turn right at the T intersection, passing 5 SAI Military Base on the right, and drive 2.2km to the first set of traffic lights. Turn left into Francis Road and continue for 1.1km, passing the SPAR on the right, to a 3-way stop. Keep left into Ruby Gailey Road and take the first left into Reservoir Road. Continue 900m to the T intersection. You will pass the Country Club on the right. Turn left at the T intersection and follow the sign for a further 200m to Bullers Rest Lodge on the left.

From Johannesburg on N3 Toll Road
Take the R103 Ladysmith exit at the foot of Van Reenen's Pass and continue through to Ladysmith, passing 5 SAI Military Base on the right until reaching the first set of traffic lights. Turn left into Francis Road and continue for 1.1km, passing the SPAR on the right, to a 3-way stop. Keep left in Ruby Gailey Road, and take the first left into Reservoir Road. Continue 900m to the T intersection. You will pass the Country Club on the right. Turn left at the T intersection and follow the sign for a further 200m to Bullers Rest Lodge on the left.

From Newcastle on the N11
Continue to the first set of traffic lights and drive a further 4.3km to the third set of lights at the Caltex garage. Turn right into Alfred Street and continue through the traffic lights into Egerton Road. Pass through the next set of lights keeping to the left where the road splits and continue into Cochrane Street for a further 800m to a 3-way stop. Keep in the right hand lane. Turn right into Ruby Gailee Road and then first left into Reservoir Road . Continue 900m to the T intersection. You will pass the Country Club on the right. Turn left at the T intersection and follow the sign for a further 200m to Bullers Rest Lodge on the left.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (1 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (1 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (1 km)
  • Grocery Store (1 km)
  • Post Office (2 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (2 km)
  • Shopping Mall (2 km)
  • Business Services (3 km)
  • Car Hire (3 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (3 km)
  • Internet Café (3 km)
  • Laundromat (3 km)
  • Train Station (3 km)
  • Bus Line (4 km)
  • Airport (7 km)

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Canopy tours
  • Climbing (mountain / rock)
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Driving range
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Microlight flights
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Waterskiing
  • Wind surfing

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