Excursion – Sep 2012: Piketberg & The Sandveld

DESTINATION:  The coastal Sandveld and rugged Piketberg mountain passes and valleys DATES: 29 & 30 SEP 2012 These could be regarded as the Wild West of early South African history, where stories of “rogues, rebels and runaways” (cf Nigel Penn) arose...

Excursion – October 2011: Sutherland & Districts

TRIP TO SUTHERLAND AND DISTRICTS:  7 – 10TH OCTOBER 2011 Your recce team braved freezing weather, rain, roads turned into quagmires and polar winds to find some really interesting places for you to visit on this excursion. TRANSPORT Transport for the entire trip...

Excursion – April 2011: Swellendam

SWELLENDAM VISIT DATES: SATURDAY 30 APRIL – MONDAY 2 MAY 2011 Our forthcoming visit to Swellendam and district follows on previous visits, the first being for the third annual general meeting of VASSA in 1966. We were there in 1994, as part of our 30th...

Excursion – April 2011: Swellendam

Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May 2011 We were here in 1994, as part of our 30th anniversary celebration, and again in 2000. On that occasion we visited places in the town and to the west of the town. This time we shall be exploring little-known vernacular places...