Last Sunday we took a tour of the Marianhill Monastery in Durban. The area has a fascinating history, tied in to the Trappist Monks and their missionary work as well as being responsible for educating a number of liberation leaders. Of interest to us was the grave of Benedict Vilakazi, who is one of the featured writers on the North Coast Writers Trail we are currently researching. Vilakazi was an educator and author who was born in Groutville but educated at Marianhill, where he also later taught. Full profile can be read here.