Join Mpumalanga Heritage on an important exploration of one of the most endangered heritage sites in South Africa. The visit will also serve as an investigation into the future of the adjacent Fort Merensky which currently is the property of HASA (previously the Foundation Simon van der Stel). This site and historic structure needs to be carried over to a relevant institution or government department. The outing will be in conjunction with the recently established Middelburg Heritage Association. It will be an opportunity to make contact with our likeminded colleagues on the Highveld and to discuss projects we have in common. We also hope to have Benjamin Maduka of the Mpumalanga Heritage Council in our midst as well as our media friends from Middleburg.
All to meet at 06:00 at Crossing to depart for coffee at Alzu. From here we will regroup and follow in convoy through the town of Middelburg to the entrance to Botshabelo on the N11. GPS: -25.692079, 29.453057. Bring a picnic lunch, hat and walking shoes.