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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Tuesday, 16 December, 2014 (All day)

Come and join us for a day trip to Magaliesburg on a heritage locomotive and coaches, preserved and crewed with care by a dedicated group of volunteers. Passengers can make use of the Magaliesburg picnic grounds, located just to the right of the train station. Passengers can enjoy either a braai (using the lit braai fires) or a quiet family picnic.

Saturday, 29 November, 2014 - 14:30

The "Christmas truce" is a term used to describe a series of unofficial cessations of hostilities that occurred along the Western Front during Christmas 1914. World War One had been raging for several months but German and Allied soldiers stepped out of their trenches, shook hands and agreed a truce so the dead could be buried.

Wednesday, 26 November, 2014 - 18:00

Wits University Press takes pleasure in inviting you to the launch of FORGOTTEN WORLD - The Stone Walled Settlements of the Mpumalanga Escarpment

Guest Speakers - Thabang Makwetla Deputy Minister of Correctional Services and Sekibakiba Lekgoathu - Associate Professor in History at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Book Launch
Saturday, 29 November, 2014 (All day)

This month’s visit will be to properties in the the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus. The outing will include a visit to the historic Karwyderskraal farm, which belonged to the redoubtable Ella Gordon. Her vernacular cottage is currently being restored.  The farm also contains her well-known horse graveyard and a number of interesting outbuildings.

Sunday, 30 November, 2014 - 22:00

A walk in the night from Strand Street Quarry (starting 10h00). MIdnight picnic at the Castle. Parking available at the Castle