Excursion October 1989: 25th Anniversary Excursion to the Great Karoo

19-22 October 1989, the Great Karoo.

Notes from the Society outing to the Great Karoo from 19 to 22 October 1989.

Some of the locations and homesteads visited and described were Buffels Kraal, Karbonaatjes Kraal, Jan de Boers (Kwarrie Kloof), Constable (Konstabel), Pieter Meintjies Fontein, Matjiesfontein, Zoute Kloof (Zoute Vlakte), Laingsburg, Beaufort West, Loxton, Vischgat, Klipbank, Konka, Carnarvon (Schietfontein), Fraserburg, Driefontein and Sutherland.

Notes were compiled by James Walton and Joanna Marx and include historical accounts of the areas described, history of the early colonial settlers and settlements and history of the Cape Colony. The notes also include description of corbelled dwellings and the stone masonry tradition of the Karoo, as well as sketches by James Walton, artistic depictions of dwellings, historical photographs and floor plans.