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Colenso

Colenso

Municipality

Municipality: Emnambithi – Ladysmith Local Municipality
District Municipality: Uthukela District Municipality

Info Colenso Tourist Information

36 Sir George Street
Colenso

Phone number: 036-422-2111
Fax number: 036-422-2227


Colenso is named after Bishop John William Colenso.

Attractions

Also see the neighbouring towns

Tugela Drift Nature Reserve. The Old Toll House, built in 1879 serves as the RE Stevenson Museum.

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History


Colenso is also known as eSkipeni (Zulu for Place of the Boat). The town was founded in 1855 and became a municipality in 1958. During the Anglo-Boer War Colenso was used as a base by the British Army. The Battle of Colenso was fought on 15 December 1899

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