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
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The Kensington Club

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Friday, 10 October, 2014 (All day)

Kruger National Park weekend of visiting historical sites... Albasini ruins, Steineacker’s Horse archaeological diggings, Stevenson Hamilton Museum and Archive, Jock waymarkers and a tour to San rock art. Please confirm your interest as soon as possible. Bookings will be on a basis of first come first serve

Friday, 17 October, 2014 - 18:00

FRIDAY EVENING 17TH OCTOBER 2014: 18:00 – 20:00

Night at the MuseumTalana Museum style come meet our ghosts and experience the museum come to life after dark and closing time.

 Evening talk on the battlefield subject to be determined

 Food and refreshments will be on sale.

Commemoration Event
Saturday, 15 November, 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.

Saturday, 20 September, 2014 - 10:45

Holy Family College, formerly Parktown Convent, was established in 1905 and is the home of illustrious alumni, including Helen Suzman. Steep stairs lead up to the attics where the school museum and Edwardian classroom await. After a tour of the school we meander along Annerley Road visiting Winstead and House Schneider. 

Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 10:15

Johannesburg’s ridges are its defining feature, and they have provided inspiration and building material to generations of architects. Explore our ridges, the impressive passes and marvellous architecture on this bus tour. 

[This is a Heritage Weekend Event - All tours depart from Holy Family College 40 Oxford Road Parktown]