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The St Peter’s Church is situated in Sabie in the Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

This quaint little church can be found in the heart of Sabie. It is one of only two buildings wholly designed by Sir Herbert Baker, the other being the renowned Union Building in Pretoria. The building of the Church was funded by the community and construction completed in 1913 by Mr. Gemignani and his team of Italian stonemasons and has been used every Sunday since for services.

Visitors will enter through an old lych-gate and follow a stone path through beautifully landscaped gardens to the front church steps. The gardens are designed in such a way that no matter the season, they are always beautiful enough to photograph.

The stone used to build the Church was quarried from local mountains and the original roof was made from Swedish wood shingles. It can accommodate up to seventy people, comfortably, on polished wooden pews.

The Church is well worth the visit, particularly for history fanatics. Don’t forget your camera, the gardens and arched entrance to the church is a photographers dream.

Things to do and see

  • St Peter’s Church building
  • Swedish Wood Shingles
  • Stone steps Entrance Archway
  • Church Gardens
  • Weddings
  • Sunday Service

Admission

No admission fee is charged.

Climate

Rainfall occurs mainly in the mid-summer months, with December and January seeing the highest levels. 

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 14˚C and 30˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 3˚C and 19˚C.

Transport

There are daily flights from JohannesburgDurban and Cape Town into the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Mombela (Nelspruit). Car rental companies are available for easy access to the surrounding areas with Sabie being only 45 minutes away along the R40 and R537. Road trips from Johannesburg to Sabie via the N12 and N4 will take just under 4 hours.

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