Om die dam Heritage Bus Tour

Magaliesberg Association for Culture & Heritage: MACH

Om die dam Heritage Bus Tour

Sunday June 23rd

With Historian Rob Milne

Tour from Meerhof Lodge Hartbeespoort at 08h00.

Coffee/tea available from 07h30

Booklet covering sites to visit will be available.

  1. Talk on Schoeman family role in building the dam and how “Sophia” fits in
  2. Stand beside the Iron railway bridge and learn about the early railways and disappearing tracks
  3. Sappers Rus and famous Sappers, Remembrance Day and a special page-turning ceremony

Lunch break at Van Gaalen’s and talk

  1. Anecdotes of love, heroism and betrayal during the guerilla war in the Magaliesberg
  2. South Africa’s Greatest Escape Artist, General Christian de Wet
  3. The Voortrekker Cemetery, the “Brothers” of Broederstroom and “skelm” gold mining


Tea Break at Preller House and Talk

  1. Gustav Preller, the great Afrikaans Marketer
  2. Eugene Marais, the Afrikaans genius and the Opium Bed
  3. Rietfontein Cemetery and fresh insights into the Battle of Kalkheuwel

Return to Meerhof Lodge 17h00


Bookings:  Mike 071 382 5905 or

Cost R200.00 per person. Refreshments & food for own account

  • Pay MACH. Standard bank. All Branches 015074021.

Payments reference: (Name. June 23) All bookings will be confirmed by email.