Last Sunday we took a tour of the Marianhill Monastery in Durban.  The area has a fascinating history – tied in to the Trappist Monks and their missionary work as well as being responsible for educating a number of liberation leaders. Of interest to us was the grave of Benedict Vilakazi, who was an educator and author.  Although he was born in Groutville, he was educated at Marianhill, where he also later taught.  A full profile can be read here, on the KZN Literary Tourism website.

The grave is situated prominently at the front of the graveyard, which is across the road from the Marianhill Cathedral, and might be a good site to add to the heritage map we are currently developing.

Benedict Vilakazi's Grave
Benedict Vilakazi’s Grave

2 thoughts on “Heritage Site: BENEDICT VILAKAZI’S GRAVE”

  1. We as BlackCid Productions are fascinated by the work that you guys2uLWAZI do. We are planning to have have a n expedition to visit most if not all our Natural Heritage sites.

    The tour is a huge mammoth task, we are planning to undertake it piece by piece; province by province. Line up for is to definitely visit Benedict Vilakazi’s Grave and to learn more about how he contributed to our history.


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