Not the usual photos
The Kwasizabantu website contains a few thousand photos (if you
really look for them). Many need to be updated because projects grow, ministries expand
and people get older, and many younger co-workers are being added year by year. We do have
the more unusual photos of people, projects, rural areas, faces, flowers, wildlife, etc.
If it is possible, we will try and add at least one new photo every week. Each one will be
archived on this page so that you can see the ones you may have missed. (acknowledgements)
Why not use the high resolution photos as Wallpaper
on your computer, or part of your screen saver pictures?
for a higher resolution
version of this photo of the auditorium at night click here
This photo is unusual
in that we haven't had aerial photos of the mission since 2008. This particular one is
over the new hothouse (4 hectares in size) looking East towards the mission. For more of
this set of aerial photos taken be DW, click here.
a closer shot of this
lovely mixture of lights on earth and in the heavens here:
Yes, this is really unusual. It is
the cooling system for the new hothouses.
Water runs down and fans suck the air through. This is what it looks like: . A better resolution photo here.
This unique photo
of dragon fruit in moonlight. (Taken at Kwasizabantu, Pietermartizburg)
click here for a better resolution of this Azalea bud
insect. Better resolution image here.
here for a higher resolution of this
"rainbow around sun" pic.
skies when it is not misty. Better quality resolution here.
We are privileged to have plenty of reject sweet peppers at the KSB (these
peppers are still fresh and perfect to eat but sometimes too big or too small for retail).
With almost 10 tons being produced a week there are lots of left-overs. High resolution here.
For a higher resolution version of these flowers below the DSS hostel, click here.
We didn't enlarge this photo or put it on the main page in case it
was too scary. If you don't mind seeing the graphical version of this snake swallowing a
frog, click here. The frog was still alive at the time
and was probably engorged with the many insects found at the mission. (In case you're very
disturbed by the fate of the frog it may help to know that soon after the photo was taken
the snake released its prey, alive.)
This photo (taken by SW) is of the area near the Kwasizabantu Mission at
Gordon - Mthaleni. Click here
for a higher resolution copy.
web and flowers photo was found just below the KSB rondavels. Here for a higher resolution.
A recent funeral
of Inkosi (Chief) Zubane was addressed by Rev Erlo Stegen. Thousands were in traditional
Zulu dress. For a higher resolution version of this photo click here. Other photos include:
with Tembalethu Kindergarten children at the end of 2012. Click
here for the high resolution.
speaks of HOPE which we need for 2013. The "hope of glory" is "Christ in
you." (Col 1:27) Here for higher resolution.
This is the
first time this tent from Europe (which can seat more than a 1000) was erected here at
KSB. Read more about it here. A slightly
higher resolution here.
photos of the Auditorium are from the other side. This one is looking North. Click here for a higher resolution.
through the windows of the auditorium during the evening service of the 13th December.
Click here for high resolution.
see higher resolution photo of these happy people at December 2012 Youth Conference where
each one received a pineapple
The far end of
the new 4 hectares of hothouses. Click here for a
higher resolution. The following are from a few weeks ago as the fans and other work was
click here for a
higher resolution version of this gorgeous Zulu baby
It's Christmas beetle
time again. These creatures (some refer to them as Cicadas) make a high pitched sound and, when trees are full of them,
it is a cacophany of noise. See the higher resolution version here or see another angle of the same insect here.
No, this photo is not a mistake. You're looking at the average weather at the mission over
the last two months - mist. At 1000m above sea-level we live in the clouds, literally. But
if you want a better photo as wallpaper for your computer, click here.
These beautiful Herons (commonly known as tick-birds) live in clans and settle into KSB
trees at sundown. For a higher resolution version click here.
KSB has bees in
different areas. These ones are at Claridge in Pietermaritzburg. Click here for the higher resolution version.
For a higher resolution photo of these KSB cups, click here
Cats always love the sun. Click here for a higher
for a higher resolution of the Auditorium click here
These phenomenal louds at
the end of September "amazingly produced no rain", said photographer DW. Here
for high res
for a higher resolution photo of this plant click here
for a higher resolution copy of this DSS boy, click here
for a higher-resolution copy of this photo of chinese lanterns being
released on the sports field under the stars, click here.
What is this? Click here to find
out.Here are higher resolution versions of both photos, 1 and 2
This is a panoramic shot
taken looking East and showing some of the houses built near the airstrip. For a
high-resolution version, click here.
Today, 3 September, is Spring Day at the mission school, Domino Servite. It is the first school-day after 1
September, the beginning of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. All the children and
teachers came with articles of clothing symbolizing Spring. Everyone was served with cake,
ice-cream and cold-drink. A higher-resolution photo here
Now you get to see these small avocado trees protected by plastic (want to know why?), with a rainbow thrown in. This picture looks
North-East. A higher-resolution here. Similar pics
taken at the same time:
near to the Gordon branch of
Kwasizabantu Mission, near Pomeroy
cows were photographed close to the Gordon branch of
Kwasizabantu Mission, near Pomeroy (where a battle rages over stolen cattle).
Sunrise at KSB, looking across to new hothouses. Some more on the same
men can also cook at KSB. Men do a lot of the cooking for the thousands of young people
who attend the mission's Kwasizabantu Youth
Weeks. Click here for a higher resolution
version of this photo.
Just a few hundred metres south of the mission one finds a growing
population. Click here for a high resolution photo.
This rustic Zulu kettle is not far from the KSB Maqhogo. Click here for a higher resolution version.
It's not often that one
sees the mission huts (55 altogether) from this angle. Click here for a higher resolution photo.
for a higher resolution
panarama photo of one of the 6 KSB dams, looking East, click here
One of the planes landing at sunset. See a better quality photo here
For a higher resolution
photo of these baby avocadoes click here.
a spectacular panorama pic with a higher resolution here. Scroll from left to right
to appreciate the expanse from the sawmill on the left through to the bottling factory on
the right. Make sure the picture is on + and not -.
Click here for a brilliant high-resolution
shot of this panoramic view of the new hothouses with the mission in the distant
background. To get an understanding of the size of this 4 hectare area look at the minute
land-rover underneath the hothouse.
Spectacular photos of skies over KSB. Click here
for a high-resolution of this photo and here for a whole lot more.
For a higher resolution
photo of this plane landing at sunset at Kwasizabantu, click here
reflection of sunset on the college
library window. Click here to
see a higher resolution photo of this
For a higher resolution copy of this moon picture taken at Kwasizabantu at
the beginning of June, click here.
The new hot-houses are being erected, 4 hectares of them!. For a high-resolution photo click here, and for a zoomed-in photo click here.
for a higher resolution copy of this photo click
here, or for another view of the same rainbow at the mission, click here
Kwasizabantu Mission is on a farm surrounded by sugarcane and timber. This photo, taken by
DW on 21 May 2012, is of a sugarcane fire to the West of the mission. A higher resolution
of the same photo is here, and a slightly
different angle of the same fire, here.
Here's a differnt view of
Kwasizabantu Mission. It's taken from a hill on the Eastern side, from Phezukomkhono
School. Click here for a higher resolution.
See anything unusual here? You may see it in this higher resolution photo.
This supermoon photo in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands (about 100km from Kwasizabantu), used
with permission from www.africaimagery.com.
More photos around the world:
A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon with the closest approach the Moon
makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the
moon's disk as seen from Earth. The technical name is the perigee-syzygyof the
for a higher resolution copy of morning mist at Kwasizabantu, click here
these? No, they're not graves! These are baby avocado trees with plastic around them for
at least two purposes. Protection from duiker buck that love
baby avo leaves; protection from cold and from drying out. Click here for a higher resolution photo.
KwaSizabantu enjoys beautiful sunsets. Here is a higher-resolution photo taken by DW in April.
children can have fun
without expensive toys; see higher quality pic here
for a higher resolution photo of these friends click here.
for a higher resolution photo of this traditionally dressed Zulu woman, click here.
Dragon-fruit is one
of many exotic fruit being reaped at the Kwasizabantu mission in Pietermaritzburg. Click here to see many more photos and
good information about this beautiful fruit.
Satellite image of cloud patterns over Africa, (see Durban on the East Coast to get an
idea of weather over KSB and cloud systems on the way). This photo was taken at noon, 27
March 2012. Here is the high-resolution
version. But, even better, go to the website
which has continually updated weather photos. Scroll down to the East Coast and you will
see virtually live weather over KSB.
for a higher quality
resolution of this mission plane on the Magqogo Mission airstrip, click here. Read more about Magqoko here.
for a higher quality photo of this moth. It
has now been identified as the "African
Lunar Moth" It turns out that this is a rare moth known as "Argema
Here is a pic of it's cousin in Maine, USA, , and another cousin in Canada,
Cyclone Irina which hit the
East Coast of KwaZulu-Natal on Satuday evening, early March 2012.
By Sunday it had been downgraded to a severe storm. Kwasizabantu Mission received much
need rain. The main damage was on the coast.
for a better quality picture of KZN wildlife, click
Pineapples growing at
Magqogo. Higher quality here
for a higher quality pic of Iris next to a traditionally dressed Zulu man at Mahlaba, click here
For a higher resolution copy of this rainbow (looking Westwards), at KSB, click here (nearly 9 megs). Another angle, , with higher resolution, taken by
for a higher
resolutiton image of these lights outside the auditorium during the Youth Week in December, click here
needed to escape the drenching radio during the hailstorm. Higher quality here. Another photo here.
higher resolution of this
full-moon taken at Maqhogo mission during an eye-clinic there.
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Many of the photos have been taken by Daniel
Wunderlich and Johan Claasen, Wouter Mout, Javier Angolo, Robyn Spencer, Michael Muller,
and others. mission