Om die dam Heritage Bus Tour

Sunday 28th April 2019

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. The “Kruiskoppie “, just over Saartjiesnek – monument to a Prophet or a Traitor?
  2. Battle of Kalkheuwel (3 June 1900), the British Cavalry ambush at the Lion & Safari Park
  3. Gustav Preller, founder of Afrikaner nationalism
  4. Eugene Marais, South Africa’s only genius?
  5. Voortrekker Cemetery, the “Brothers” of Broederstroom

Lunch break at Van Gaalen’s and talk

  1. Marthinus Ras of Bokfontein, the Transvaal Republic’s first cannon maker
  2. South Africa’s Greatest Escape Artist, General Christian de Wet

Tea Break at Tan Malie and Talk

  1. Building the Hartbeespoort Dam and  who owns water & riparian rights?
  2. Rietfontein Military Cemetery, a strange Memorial and a sinister ending

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. April 28) All bookings will be confirmed  by email.