Heritage Day Fact & Fable walk round Historic Modderfontein


Join Keith Martin & Robbie Vermont on one of two urban ambles – 1.5 to 2 hours – round some of the historic areas in Modderfontein. Learn why Modderfontein was known as “A Power for Prosperity”. Visit The Dynamite Company Museum and view historic Franz Hoenig Haus. Walks start at 08:00 and 10:30 on Tuesday 24 September 2013.


Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 - 08:30
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Contact Person: 
Robbie Vermont
Contact Number: 
011 608 2693

Dynamite Company Museum, 2 Main St, Modderfontein


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