Kensington Walk – A Walk Through Living History
This event is FREE. Everyone’s welcome. Bring a friend.
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
Scott House – the first concrete house in South Africa built by Robert William Scott 1916-1926.
Langerman Kop & Gunnion Pass – Architect Langerman had a major influence in the design of early Johannesburg.
World War I Memorial – P.M. Jan Smuts unveiled the Monument at Jeppe High School
Jeppe High School for Boys – Designed by Sir Herbert Baker. The school was built in 1909 and named after Sir Julius Jeppe.
Scottish Horse Memorial – erected in memory of the officers and men who died during the South African Anglo Boer War in 1901-1902.
Dykeneuk Stone House – Designed by Sir Herbert Baker in 1904
Jeppe High School for Girls – established in 1918.
As per the 4K walk above. From Dykeneuk we walk to:
Kensington Castle – built by Samuel Scott Wilson in 1911; a replica of the Rothesay-on-Bute Castle in Scotland.
Rhodes Park – Named after Cecil John Rhodes.
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 Fun Bowls:
Bring a camera.
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@example.com) and WordPress Training Johannesburg.