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Kensington Heritage Walk

The Kensington Heritage Walk

The Kensington Heritage Walk

This event is FREE. Everyone’s welcome. Bring a friend. R30 for a Kensington Heritage Map (recommended) – proceeds to the Kensington Heritage Association. 

Rich in reminders of past architectural and cultural achievements. Take a stimulating walk amongst past grandeur in this leafy suburb and immerse yourself in a 100 year old historical, cosmopolitan community.

We meet at 8.30 in the car-park at the Kensington Bowling Club. Our walk includes the following heritage sites:

The Kensington Bowling Club – the old bowling club in Johannesburg, established in 1914

The Kensington Heritage Walk - The Kensington Bowling Club
The Kensington Heritage Walk – The Kensington Bowling Club

Langerman Kop & Gunnion Pass –  Architect Langerman had a major influence in the design of early Johannesburg.

The Kensington Heritage Walk - Langerman Kop
The Kensington Heritage Walk – Langerman Kop

Tibetan Buddhist Centre – Dix House. Built in 1904 – 1906 by C.W. Dix. FREE entry!

The Kensington Heritage Walk - Buddhist Kagyu Samye Dzong Johannesburg
The Kensington Heritage Walk – Buddhist Kagyu Samye Dzong Johannesburg

Lion House – Built in 1907-1909 by George Wollacott, a master decorator of stucco work. FREE entry!

The Kensington Heritage Walk - Lion House
The Kensington Heritage Walk – Lion House

World War I Memorial – Gen Jan Smuts unveiled the Monument at Jeppe High School

The Kensington Heritage Walk - War 1 Memorial
The Kensington Heritage Walk – War 1 Memorial

Jeppe High School  for Boys – Designed by Sir Herbert Baker. The school was built in 1909 and named after Sir Julius Jeppe. FREE entry!

The Kensington Heritage Walk - Jeppe High School for Boys
The Kensington Heritage Walk – Jeppe High School for Boys

Scottish Horse Memorial – erected in memory of the officers and men who died during the South African Anglo Boer War in 1901-1902.

The Kensington Heritage Walk - Scottish Horse Memorial
The Kensington Heritage Walk – Scottish Horse Memorial

Return to the Kensinton Blowling Club. Join us for a couple of drinks and social in the bar and join us for a game of Bowls.

We would like to thank the following Organizations for contributing to the Success of these Walks: Heritage Portal, ILKA, (I Love Kensington Association), Kensington Bowling Club, Kensington Heritage  (Isabella Pingle and Elaine Rose Thorne), Liquid Bullet, No Crime ([email protected]) and to WordPress Training Johannesburg.

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  1. Hi everyone, the good news is that there is going to be a braai lunch at the Kensington Bowling Cub tomorrow (24th Sept) from 12H30 and keeping with the heritage theme. It’s a mix and match meat affair, patrons can purchase individual pieces of wors, steak, chop or chicken, as they please. The food and the company is always good and the prices affordable. Please join us.

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