Kensington – A Walk Through Living History – October 16, 2016
Another glorious day in Johannesburg: neither cold nor too hot – ideal for walking. Nice people to walk with and great sites. Thanks to Paul Vermeulen and the Kensington Club for allowing us the use of the car-park and other facilities. Thank you to Isabella Pingle (one of the founding members of the Kensington Heritage Association) for co-hosting and to Nomusa Makhathini for the fantastic photos.
The Kensington Bowling Club
The oldest bowling club in Johannesburg. The Kensington Bowling Club was established in 1914.
Dix House – Tibetan Buddhist Centre
Built in 1904 – 1906 by C.W. Dix.
Langerman Kop and Gunnion Pass
Named after journalist and Kensinton resident Dugald Gunnion.
Scenic views of the Johannesburg CBD.
The first concrete home in South Africa built by Robert William Scott 1916 – 1926.
Scottish Horse Memorial
The Scottish Horse Memorial on Caledonia Hill was erected in memory of the officers and men who died during the South African Anglo-Boer War in 1901-1902.
Jeppe High School for Boys
Designed by Sir Herbert Baker and built in 1909. Named after Julius Jeppe.
World War I Memorial
Unveiled by P.M. Jan Smuts.
Join us on the Kensington Walk on the 3rd Sunday every month – bring a friend!