09/08/2018 - 00:00

Hosted by Mpumalanga Heritage. Happening on Saturday 8th September 2018. Check out the full itinerary (provisional) below:

1. Ngodwana, at 08:00, all to meet at Lime Kilns

  • Overview of history of the valley
  • Bokoni
  • Voortrekkers
  • Early white settlers
  • Origin of names
  • Paddy Davies-Webb’s book
  • Forestry
  • Paper mill
  • Lime mining
  • Lime kilns
  • Eastern line and stations

2. Hemlock store

  • Early exploitation of timber

3. Airlie

  • Old sheep and cattle route
  • Escape route of Boers after Berg-en-dal
  • Old coach house
  • Major McGregor’s grave
  • POW camp
  • Airlie Estates and George Heys
  • Dominion steel works

4. Waterval Onder

  • Old wagon route to Helvetia
  • Old hospital and old house
  • Cemetery and Lieutenant Lawlor
  • Krugerhof
  • Additional items of historical intertest up towards the tunnel, although we will not travel together in convoy due to risk and danger
  • Picnic lunch either at siding or in the grounds of the motel
Events Exhibitions Tours
Mon, 08/27/2018 - 19:44

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