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Lovely spot but not sure if we were taken for a ride by having to pay a fee!

My parents, sister and I visited the mission on our way to Underberg. Upon entrance we were... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Roxanne L
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Stunning 1800's Church

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

Reviewed 4 January 2017
kyle_mcclean
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 2 May 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

Thank Roxanne L
Reviewed 4 January 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

Thank kyle_mcclean
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Reviewed 29 December 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

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Reviewed 14 August 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

1  Thank mercersphotography
Reviewed 5 May 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

1  Thank FeatherMoon1
Reviewed 2 May 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

Thank Paula L
Reviewed 27 April 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

Thank Panda4x4
Reviewed 2 January 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

1  Thank CRACKA3762
Reviewed 4 October 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

3  Thank 158elsiek
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Upon entry one can immediately see the typical German architecture and feel the small village feeling. Unfortunately, it is no longer run as an active monastery. It now serves as a local school. Visitors are welcome to roam the grounds. The buildings, setting, and beautiful...More

Thank Mario1547
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