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Ladysmith is a small municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa, about 230kms northwest of Durban. Ladysmith has a population of over 225,000 residents, and contains an interesting history. Numerous battles and sieges of the Boer War occurred in Ladysmith, which are displayed in memorials and museums throughout the town. Getting to these can be achieved by car hire in Ladysmith.
From Durban, Ladysmith can be reached through the rail lines or by road. Driving to Ladysmith from Durban will take between two and three hours, and is linked via the N3 the N11 motorways. A railway system between Durban and the Orange Free State passes through Ladysmith Station. The Ladysmith Airport is situated to the southwest of the town.
There isn't a wide selection in regards to accommodation, but the few lodgings available do offer comfortable facilities in a friendly atmosphere. With most visitors to Ladysmith staying only one or two nights, the Bullers Rest Lodge and the Royal Hotel are more than efficient places for travellers to rejuvenate. Car rental in Ladysmith is on hand for those tourists who travelled by rail.
There are several fascinating war memorials in the town of Ladysmith, which are its main tourist attractions. These include the Siege Museum, Spion Kop Battlefield Memorials, Platrand Memorials, and Burgher Memorial. The Sufi Mosque is also a popular landmark in Ladysmith.
Just over 25kms from Ladysmith lays the Spioenkop Nature Reserve, an alluring nature reserve boasting some of Africa's most fascinating wildlife, such as rhinoceros, giraffe and zebra. Many tourists choose cheap car hire in Ladysmith to explore the nature reserve and its surroundings.