Afrikaans name: Fort Durnford
Fort Durnford, Estcourt
Fort Durnford is situated on a hill overlooking the midlands town of Estcourt.
The 'need' for the fort arose after a clash with the indigenous Hlubi people. As it happens the fort was never attacked.
The fort was built, and possibly built, by Major Durnford. The outside walls are 60 cm thick.Accommodation in Estcourt
In 1910 the fort was abandoned.
When visiting, or passing through, the Estcourt area it is worth it to take the short drive up the hill to visit the fort, which is now a museum.
Above - These wooden stairs leading to the top floor could be raised in event of an attack
Above - A plaque detailing the story of Langalibalele who ended up on Robben Island after being found guilty of high treason.