Mt View Lodge
Mt View Lodge
Mt View Lodge
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Welcome to Mt. View Lodge & Conference Centre

Mt View Lodge is situated in Rose Park, Ladysmith, Kwazulu Natal on a hill overlooking the heart of Ladysmith.

The guest house is built on the historical soil of the Wagon Hill. The Burgher Monument and the Platrand memorials are located south of the guest house. In the middle of the Platrand overlooking Ladysmith is the Burgher Memorial. Unveiled in 1979 in honor of 781 Burghers who died during battles in Natal during the Anglo Boer War. The group of massive hands, six reaching up in faith and the seventh pointing downwards to symbolise "here". The communal crypt in the center contains the remains of 310 re-interred burghers. The Wagon Hill Cemetery is situated above Mt View Lodge and Conference Center.

Mt View Lodge and Conference Centre was established in 2010. We are a guest house consisting of 30 rooms including two rooms that cater for disabled persons, one small conference room that can seat twenty delegates, a large conference center that accommodates 380 guests/delegates and can be used for weddings, engagements, conferences and other functions and a fully licensed bar. All the rooms are equipped with en-suite bath rooms, air conditioners, Jacuzzis and showers in 19 rooms and showers only in 11 rooms.

There is a receptionist on duty 24 hours. All accommodation prices include breakfast and exclude dinner. Dinner can be ordered upon arrival if one should require.

The breath-taking views provide a tranquil ambiance with our motto being “Your home away from home… only better”. It is the perfect setting for traveling business people and tourists who want to relax and unwind after a long and tiring day.


Other attractions

Possibly the most notable structure in Ladysmith is the Soofi mosque on the banks of the Klip river. The original mosque was built sometime between 1895 and 1910, but it was greatly extended in the 1960’s. Ladysmith lies near the South-Western border of the battlefields region at the foot hills of the Drakensberg. The town was founded in 1847 by Boer settlers, but two years later was taken over by the British who later named it after the Spanish wife of the governor of the cape colony: Lady Juana Maria de los Dolores Smith. Ladysmith was fiercely fought over in the Anglo-Boer war. Only on February 28, 1900, the British under the command of general  Sir Redvers Buller, managed to break through the Boer lines.

 

Ladysmith was finally relieved. The young Mohandas K. Ghandi (later called Mahatma) took part as a stretcher bearer in the liberation.

The Hindu community of Ladysmith inaugurated this moment in his honour in 1933.
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