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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