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Villa Sans Souci

Project Profile

  • Location: Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Completion Date: December 2010
  • Duration: 22 weeks
  • Contract Value: R13.7 million
  • Architect: Ismail Cassimjee Architects
Description

Restoration of a Pietermaritzburg architectural gem for the Ingonyama Trust of which King Goodwill Zwelethini is the sole trustee. Villa Sans Souci was built for the businessman John Harwin in the 1880s. He commissioned a German architect, Albert Halder, to design the house, which is built in the German neo-Classical style. It was used as a location for the feature film Zulu Dawn in 1978 and declared a National Monument in 1982.

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