A stroll through Kensington on Heritage Day


There have been a number of requests for another Kensington Stroll so what a better day to host this event than the 24th September (Heritage Day). We will take a look at the following historic sites:

  • Kensington Bowling Club – the oldest bowling club in Johannesburg established in 1914 (100 years young in a year’s time!!)
  • Jeppe High for Girls – established in 1918 KensingtonCastle – Built by Samuel Scott Wilson in 1911; a replica of the Rothesay-on-Bute castle in Scotland.
  • Dykeneuk Stone House – designed by Sir Herbert Baker in 1904
  • Scottish Horse Memorial on Caledonia Hill/ Koppie – the Scottish Horse Memorial was erected in memory of the officers and men who died during the Anglo-Boer (South African) War in 1901- 1902.
  • World War 1 Monument at Jeppe High School for Boys – built in 1909. Named after Julius Jeppe and unveiled by General Jan C. Smuts.


One can walk, cycle or drive the entire route.The walk will last approx 2 hours. We won’t be entering any of the sites but we will be climbing the steps to the Scottish Horse Memorial. Great views of Joburg as well as parts of Kensington, Bedfordview and Edenvale. Bring your camera, cap/ hat and a bottle of water. R30pp and you get a copy of the Kensington Heritage map. 

Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 - 14:00
Event type: 

The Kensington Club

Related to: 

Please let the organiser know that you saw their event on The Heritage Portal. If any of the details above are incorrect please email admin@heritageportal.co.za.


Monday, 17 November, 2014 - 08:30

The course is designed, first, to introduce participants to the ideas underpinning architectural and urban conservation and to explain the operation of those ideas in current conservation practice and in the law.

Sunday, 12 October, 2014 (All day)

 A 1st for Jozi, an Urban Mtb Assault comprising of a 52km & 22km urban ride through the heart of the biggest urban forest in the world…. Our city! Partnering with City Parks and Joburg Zoo we have created a route that will take you on an adventure!!

Friday, 15 May, 2015 - 09:00

~~This conference is the 16th Annual Reserach Seminar by the Cambridge Heritage Research Group.

Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 10:30

Upper Houghton, a world away from the grime and poverty of the yellow mine dumps still visible south of the city, was initially purchased for the purpose of mining. Fortunately for us, diggings were disappointing, and the land was developed into one of Johannesburg’s most distinctive suburbs. 

Sunday, 12 October, 2014 (All day)

Come and catch a majestic steam train from Rhodesfield Station to Irene Station. Enjoy the relaxing steam train trip to Irene: listen to the sound and watch the different view you only have with a train. At Irene you will have the choice to explore different locations: Irene Trading Post, The Irene Dairy Farm, Irene Village Market.