Modderfontein’s history is intrinsically linked to that of Johannesburg, and owes its existence to the discovery of gold and the need for explosives manufacturing. But despite its origins in heavy industry, It has a distinctive "village atmosphere". Many of the century-old buildings are still in use today, including some with strong Anglo-Boer war connections. Add to this many interesting personalities and there is a recipe for a fascinating exploration of a Johannesburg suburb.
We start our tour earlier than usual so that we finish in time for you to explore the marvellous farmer’s market that takes place in the grounds of the Museum once a month. And perhaps you’ll be tempted to stay for lunch at the marvellous 33 High Street nearby.
GUIDES: Keith Martin and Clare van Zweiten
PARK: At Museum – directions below
COST: R90.00 for members and R150.00 for non-members – which includes a donation to the Modderfontein Conservation Society
DURATION: Approximately 3 hours
MAXIMUM No: 50
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GPS coordinates for the Museum where we will meet are: S26degrees;05';45.8" E28degrees;09';7.01"
Physical address is 2 Main Street, Modderfontein.
Travelling on N3 South, take London Road exit (next after Marlboro). At intersection with Johannesburg Rd (2nd traffic light), turn left (down avenue of tall fir trees). At traffic circle take second left (Valley Road) - at traffic circle (in the valley) cross over (Church on LHS) continue along Valley Road. Continue up the hill after the road takes a left turn at "Willow Bridge". Pass under Gautrain bridge. Go through traffic circle. Next left at the "industrial fountain" Turn left at T junction into Main Rd. Museum is first building on RHS.
If travelling on N3 North, Take Modderfontein exit (next after Linksfield). Continue on R25 (P91) (avenue of fir trees) passing through traffic lights at Edenvale turn off (to the right). Over the hill. Through next traffic light. Take slip road to the left into Johannesburg Road when R25 curves to the right. Meet up with intersection with London Road (traffic lights). Follow directions above.