After our visit to Herbertsdale and Van Wyksdorp we drove back to Mossel Bay via Ladismith.  We only made a quick stop to take a few photos of the church and to buy something cold to drink. 

The town was founded in 1852 and is named after Lady Juana Maria Smith, wife of the then Governor of the Cape, Sir Harry Smith. The spelling of the name was changed in 1879 from "Ladysmith" to "Ladismith" to avoid confusion with the town in KwaZulu Natal.

The Dutch Reformed Church in Ladismith was established in 1851.  The old church building was built in 1874 and was used for 70 years.
This stop in Ladismith was to short. I hope we can go back to explore more.


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