The Morewood Memorial garden

The Morewood Memorial garden

The Morewood Memorial Garden, is situated about ten minutes away from Ballito, between the rolling green cane fields of Compensation, and marks the site of the first sugar mill in South Africa. The first mill was built by Sir Edmund Morewood, who was a pioneer in sugar cane cultivation, and the first to produce sugar commercially in Natal in 1851. Morewood got the idea of growing sugar cane in Natal, from the wild cane "umoba" which he saw growing along the coast. The first cane was bought to South Africa from Mascarin, which is now known as Reunion, and within a year he was growing three different types of cane.

The memorial garden which was established in 1948, commemorates the life and work of Sir Edmund Morewood, who other than being the founder of the South African sugar industry, was also a businessman and an astute politician. When his first crop of sugar cane reached maturity, Morewood made the first sugar ever produced in this country, in a somewhat crude factory which once stood on the present site of the garden.

The original pond which was fed by a spring, and whose water was used for sugar making, has been reconstructed and there is a replica of the primitive mills used to crush the sugar in the earliest days. The hexagonal building which can be found in the centre of the garden , is the original location of Morewood's storeroom and the original foundations have been preserved. Past this building visitors will find the site of Morewood's factory with the fireplace located near the site of the store. The curved piece of steel is believed to be part of the original boiler.

The Morewood Memorial Garden, is situated about ten minutes away from Ballito, between the rolling green cane fields of Compensation, and marks the site of the first sugar mill in South Africa. The first mill was built by Sir Edmund Morewood, who was a pioneer in sugar cane cultivation, and the first to produce sugar commercially in Natal in 1851. Morewood got the idea of growing sugar cane in Natal, from the wild cane "umoba" which he saw growing along the coast. The first cane was bought to South Africa from Mascarin, which is now known as Reunion, and within a year he was growing three different types of cane.

The memorial garden which was established in 1948, commemorates the life and work of Sir Edmund Morewood, who other than being the founder of the South African sugar industry, was also a businessman and an astute politician. When his first crop of sugar cane reached maturity, Morewood made the first sugar ever produced in this country, in a somewhat crude factory which once stood on the present site of the garden.

The original pond which was fed by a spring, and whose water was used for sugar making, has been reconstructed and there is a replica of the primitive mills used to crush the sugar in the earliest days. The hexagonal building which can be found in the centre of the garden , is the original location of Morewood's storeroom and the original foundations have been preserved. Past this building visitors will find the site of Morewood's factory with the fireplace located near the site of the store. The curved piece of steel is believed to be part of the original boiler.

Accommodation Near The Morewood Memorial garden

Collisheen Estate Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Ballito Central

1.1km North East of The Morewood Memorial garden

Collisheen Estate's bed & breakfast has been running for five years, & has been a welcome addition to the Collisheen family. We have converted Douglas Liege & Zillah Hulett's original homestead into a Wedding Venue & 3 room bed & breakfast, all en-suite.

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Sleeps: 12 in 5 units/rooms

Helmsley House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Ballito Central

2.5km North West of The Morewood Memorial garden

Helmsley House is a charming colonial style farmhouse with a wrap around veranda set in beautiful park like gardens. Experience the open space, peace, tranquility and abundant bird life that the countryside has to offer. Situated only 10 min from Ballito

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Kingsley House

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ballito Central

4.7km South East of The Morewood Memorial garden

Kingsley House, has to be without doubt, one of the best holiday destinations in Ballito. We are nestled on the highest point of Ballito overlooking Zimbali, with a fantastic sea view right through to Durban Harbour.

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Sleeps: 6

Simbithi Eco Estate in Ballito

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Chakas Rock / Shakas Rock

5.2km East of The Morewood Memorial garden

This tastefully furnished, upmarket, 3-bedroom apartment sleeps 6 people in three queen sized beds. The apartment has two full bathrooms (both with bath and shower) and an open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen area with scullery. The furnished woode

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Sleeps: 8

Abba Zimbali Beach & Golf Villa

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Zimbali

5.2km South East of The Morewood Memorial garden

ABBA ZIMBALI BEACH & GOLF VILLA is a large luxury home on the world renowned Zimbali estate.The house has ducted air conditioning.Each of 4 bedrooms has a full mes with bath & shower. It has a large private pool & full-sized trampoline.

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Beautiful Family Home In Simbithi Golf Est.

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Chakas Rock / Shakas Rock

5.3km East of The Morewood Memorial garden

This Beautiful Family Home is in Simbithi Golf Estate, offering 5 large bedrooms all en-suite overlooking the 18th fairway.

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Sleeps: 12 in 2 units/rooms

Polonez Holiday Accommodation

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Ballito Central

5.4km East of The Morewood Memorial garden

Polonez is situated in the tranquil depths of Ballito, offering a relaxing and an unforgettable holiday experience. Only about 10min walk from the beach, you can enjoy an evening walk on the 2.5km beachfront promenade. The large modern shopping ...

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Elegance by the Sea

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Ballito Central

5.5km East of The Morewood Memorial garden

A sea view from the open plan kitchen, lounge, dining room, and main bedroom will get anybody to relax. With an additional 3 bedrooms, there is enough place to sleep 6 to 8 people with ease. The kitchen is fully equipped from microwave, fridge, ...

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Sleeps: 6

Malibu 32 at Beverly Hills

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Ballito Central

5.5km East of The Morewood Memorial garden

Malibu in Beverly Hills Estate is a ground floor apartment with full frontal seaview in Ballito. This upmarket, self catering apartment sleeps 6 and offers you 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (en-suite, shower and bath).

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14 Sawubona Zimbali

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Zimbali

5.5km South East of The Morewood Memorial garden

14 Sauwbona Chalets is nestled in the heart of the forest with in the Zimbali Resort rated as one of the most secure estates in South Africa. The resort has beach access, one of the finest golf courses and wildlife on your door step. The Chalet has 3 bedr

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