John Lincoln's series on the history of Cullinan continues with this look at the town between the wars (Click here to view the series index). It contains a spectrum of stories that occurred during a difficult period for Cullinan.
Visit two historic and iconic Constantia Hotels. Enjoy an elegant scone and tea/coffee at the Alphen where Bea Law will talk on the history of Alphen, the family history and the buildings. We will also view some hotel rooms. We then go on to Hohenhort Hotel where we meet at the entrance to the old house. We will tour the hotel to view some rooms, the new villa and gardens.
If you have ever visited Pilgrim’s Rest it is one of those places that stays with you and haunts your memory. It compares to Bendigo in Australia and Julian in California. It is still a tourist attraction of note in Mpumalanga and a village of romance and imagination. It is described in the online tourist blurb as a “a small town with a very colourful and exciting history”.