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Beautiful mission station

We visited last year and were privileged to have a nun escort us around the mission. Wonderful work... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Richards Bay, South Africa
Stunning 1800's Church

Still an actively functioning church with a flour mill museum down next to the river. The church... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2017
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25 Sep 2018
“Beautiful mission station”
2 May 2017
“Lovely spot but not sure if we were taken for a ride by having to pay a fee! ”
Underberg, South Africa
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

We visited last year and were privileged to have a nun escort us around the mission. Wonderful work being done there.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BarbzGriffith
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

My parents, sister and I visited the mission on our way to Underberg. Upon entrance we were greeted by Mdu who said he would give us a tour. We gratefully accepted and the tour started. Ten minutes after his tour (which I must admit was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank RoxanneL571
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Still an actively functioning church with a flour mill museum down next to the river. The church is stunning, although slowly fading away - needs some TLC - but perhaps it adds to it's beauty and gives you the feeling that it really is over...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank kyle_mcclean
Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

The church is nestled in the mountains making for a majestic setting... Or so we thought. The isolated location made the church grounds a place for hobo makeshift houses. Although it was completely deserted there was an uneasiness in respect of personal safety. The church...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 580jeanines
Reviewed August 14, 2016

I should have spent longer here, its a place that speaks of a long history, a memorial to a past that needs to be preserved and cherished. The inside of the church was inspirational and had I not been photographing it, I would have stayed...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank mercersphotography
Reviewed May 5, 2016

We just happened to see the sign on the road and went in on the off chance that we could look around. What an amazing little treasure. The church has to be one of the best old churches I have ever visited. The art work,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank FeatherMoon1
Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The mill is broken up but the school is still going and although we could not go inside the church (it was too early when we drove past on our way home) it looks in very good condition outside. Old wooden doors and stained glass...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Paula L
Reviewed April 27, 2016

A beautiful former mission and monastery founded by German Trappist monks. It seems a shame that the mother house or any, particularly German Catholoc organisation cannot find the means and volunteers to save the beautiful sandstone church which looks as if the waterloogeg sandstone walls...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Panda4x4
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church well worth a visit! It was a wedding venue for family friends and we were enchanted with the exquisite stained glass and hand painted frescoes created by the Trappist Monks in the 1880's

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank CRACKA3762
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We made the mistake of arriving without making prior arrangements for a tour or a guide. The lack of funds can be seen in the general upkeep of the surrounding buildings BUT we would love to go back for a proper visit to this magnificent...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank 158elsiek
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