Category: Kloof History

THE HEART OF KLOOF
As some of you will know, Kloof & the Field name are synonymous.  Field’s Hill was named after John Coote Field who arrived in Natal from the Cape by sea [...]
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MEMORIAL PARK
THE ORIGINS OF THE PROPERTY ON WHICH IS SITUATED MEMORIAL PARK, KLOOF In February 1947, the land on which Memorial park is situated, was given to the local Town board [...]
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MAKARANGA GARDENS
FERN VALLEY today is known as MAKARANGA GARDENS, and was the brainchild of Billionaire financier LeslieRiggall and his wife Gladys.  Escaping the communist uprising in Portugal in 1976 they sought [...]
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HUMPY BRIDGE
The little “humpy” bridge, which crosses the old railway line from Old Main Road to Willingdon Ave opposite Platt Road in Kloof, was built out of re-inforced concrete in the [...]
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The Railway Line
In the reminiscences of Mr. Charles Beviss, who came to Pinetown in about 1872, as a child he remembers “the wagons going up-country followed the present road to Kloof but coming [...]
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