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This suburb near Pinetown in Durban is best known for its religious significance. Merely fifteen miles from Durban, and fifty six miles from Pietermaritzburg, this place is central and draws Catholics and other tourists from all over. In 1882 the Rev. Francis Pfanner uttered the quote “If no one else will go, I will” which is still relevant today as visitors flock to see the largest and best-known Trappist abbey in the world. Controversial Trappist monk Wendelin Pfanner, Prior Francis, spoke these words before he went to establish the beautiful Monastery of Mariannhill and the Mariannhill Missionaries.
He volunteered to establish a monastery in Cape Colony, in order to try to adapt their rule to the missionary life. From the moment he landed at Port Elizabeth with thirty-one companions in July 1880 and settled in a place he called Dunbrody, he ensured that Mariannhill was erected into an abbey and was unanimously elected its first abbot... Show more
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For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.