A Walk in Kensington Johannesburg - Photos

A Walk in Kensington Johannesburg and Brunch

Join us on our monthly 7 Km walk in beautiful Kensington, Johannesburg. You will do a good workout in the company of friendly people and in beautiful surrounds. Kensington is a treasure throve of heritage sites. This is a most enjoyable walk year-round. This event is free.

Day and Time

8 am on the last Sunday of the month.

Start and End

We meet in the parking area of Pastelaria/ Confectionary Princesa, 146 Queen St, South Kensington, Johannesburg, 2094. After the walk join us for brunch at Princesa.

Pace and Duration

Moderate pace. We do not run but we do not walk slowly. A degree of fitness is important as this is a hilly area. We do the walk in about an hour and a half to 2 hours.

Brunch

After the walk join us for brunch at Princesa.

The Route – A Walk in Kensington

We will walk past various heritage sites including:

A Walk in Kensington Johannesburg - Photos

Jeppe High School for Girls

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker. Opened in 1918.

A Walk in Kensington Johannesburg - Photos

Jeppe High School for Boys

Designed by Sir Herbert Baker. Opened in 1909 (9 years prior to Jeppe High School for Girls). The school was named after Julius Jeppe. Prime Minister Jan Smuts unveiled the Word War I Monument at the school.

A Walk in Kensington Johannesburg - Photos

The Scottish Horse Memorial

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

A Walk in Kensington Johannesburg - Photos

Kensington Castle

Built by Samuel Scott Wilson in 1911. Kensington Castle is a replica of the Rothesay-on-Bute Castle in Scotland.

Highland Road

Hilly, tree-lined in its entire length, Highland Road is a very pleasant road to walk, run and/ or cycle.

The Walking Route on Strava

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