Top things to do in Ladysmith

Museum in Ladysmith

Siege Museum

This museum, next to the town hall in the old Market House (built 1884), which was used to store rations during the Anglo-Boer War siege, may be small but it's full to bursting with lovingly curated exhibits. It has…
Cafe in Ladysmith


Look past the declarations, which are a bit cutesie, and you'll be treated to a nice little cafe that serves tasty lunches and incredible home-baked pastries and cakes. It's located right in the central business dis…
International in Ladysmith

Guinea Fowl

One of the only reasonable restaurants in Ladysmith, this eatery does curries along with steak, chicken and seafood dishes at an unassuming location in a shopping centre. The food is surprisingly good and there's an…
Monument in Ladysmith

Long Tom

A replica of Long Tom, a Boer gun capable of heaving a shell 10km, is near the town hall. Long Tom was put out of action by a British raiding party during the Anglo-Boer War siege, but not before it had caused a gre…
Notable Building in Ladysmith


Opposite Settlers Dr is a wall with loopholes from the original fort, built as a refuge from Zulu attack and now part of the police station.
Monument in Ladysmith

Castor & Pollux

Outside the town hall are two guns, Castor and Pollux, used by the British in defence of Ladysmith.