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Reichenau Trappist Mission Church
Underberg district, KwaZulu-Natal

Date:1898
Client:Trappist Monks
Type:Mission Station
Style:Neo-Gothic
Status:Extant

 


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Coordinates:
29°49'05.43" S 29°37'54.51" E Alt: 1457m

An offshoot of Marrianhill Principal Trappist Order. Severe but exceptionally crafted stone hall church with central square bell tower and portico finished in a stone steeple, the body of the church under copper roof sheeting. The Interior is lavishly decorated with wall and timber paintings of finely crafted exposed timber trusses.


Writings about this entry

Menache, Philippe & David, Darryl Earl. 2015. Church tourism in South Africa : a travel odyssey. South Africa: Self-published by Philippe Menache and Darryl Earl David. pg 64 ill, 76-77