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SIMON VAN DER STEL FOUNDATION  AND PRINCE ALBERT CULTURAL FOUNDATION  ​

VISIT TO THE CANGO VALLEY AND BOOMPLAAS  
 
Excursion to the Cango Valley: ​Saturday 25 May 2019 - Cango Caves Meeting Place at 10am

  

     
 

          Boomplaas Manor House

 

We will visit Boomplaas, Grootkraal, Schoemanshoek old main road and other sites.

Judy Maguire will discuss climate change from an archeological perspective.

Rosie Schoeman (nee Botha) will talk about the Botha family of Boomplaas (1810).

 

  ​Please contact Caro Maclachlan  at the e-mail address or phone numbers  below  if you would like to participate and enjoy the Berluda lunch.  Joint transport can be arranged if you book in time.  


 Caro Maclachlan​ on ​caromac1@gmail.com  Mobile: 083 5711 608  or  044 272 7323
 
RSVP  and Soup bookings by 20th May 2019 please 
 

Note: A more detailed map showing distances and photos will be sent to all those who RSVP. 

Those without email can be given a printed version

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Article on the Feather Palaces of Oudtshoorn

Visit to Oudtshoorn by Chris Marais & Juliette du Toit of Karoo Space

 

The well known journalists and authors Chris Marais and Juliette de Toit from Karoo Space will be visiting Oudtshoorn on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May, 2019 in order to collect information on the "Feather Palaces"  of Oudtshoorn.  It is hoped that this will lead to an article in Country Life Magazine later this year.  The visit is part of a longer stay in the Klein Karoo with De Rust & District being part of the itinerary for the week-end of 25 and 26 May, 2019.  

 

The "Feather Palaces" of Oudtshoorn were constructed during the Ostrich Feather Boom in the early 1900's and are typical of the very obvious wealth of those involved in the industry at that time.  However, the Ostrich Feather Boom collapsed almost as quickly as it began, leaving many people insolvent.  We suggest that you watch this space for further information on this developing story.