Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 00:00

A group of cyclists known as Grand Dads’ Army went on a cycling tour from Mapungubwe to Nahoon Point. The tour highlighted National and UNESCO World Heritage sites along the way. Our speaker, Owen Nel, who is a retired headmaster and science teacher from East London was invited to join the group as a member of the support team. His task was to do research on the sites visited and then provide the narration for the video produced by the media team. The videos were to be used to elicit donations for the Eyabantwana Trust – an organization that provides funding for the Eastern Cape Paediatric Surgery Unit based at the Frere and Cecilia Makiwane Hospitals.

The list of heritage sites visited included the Vredefort Impact Crater, the Cradle of Humankind, Mapungubwe, the Kruger National Park, the Blyde River Canyon, the Barberton Greenstone Mountains, the Rock Art of the San and the Maloti Drakensberg Park. The tour ended at the site of the 124 000 year-old trace fossils of human footprints found at Nahoon Point (East London).

The talk will focus on two heritage sites – Vredefort and Mapungubwe as these are usually the least familiar to the general public.

Please join us to learn more about heritage sites in our country.

  • Date: Saturday 22 October 2022 at 10.00
  • Venue: Durbanville Library Hall.
  • RSVP: durbanvilleheritage@gmail.com
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