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VASSA Outing – 30 Sept 2017

Saturday 30th September: 10:15 for 10:30 The outing this month focuses on two aspects of our vernacular heritage, namely: building a vernacular house in the late 20th century and a collection of Cape furniture. We will be looking at the Cape house that Dirkie Neethling built in Somerset West in 1987 using recycled materials. He will give a short talk […]

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OUTING – 26 AUG 2017

AUGUST OUTING CLIFT GRANITE WORKS, PAARL DATE & TIME: 09:45 for 10:00 on Saturday 26th August 2017. Outing coordinator:  Nigel Amschwand DIRECTIONS TO GET THERE: 21 Concordia Street, Suider Paarl. Follow N1 to Main St/R101/R45 in Paarl. Take exit 55 from N1. Follow Main St/R101/R45, turn right into Pine St, onto  Tabak St, turn right into Station Road then left into Concordia. […]

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OUTING: 26th-28th May

CEDERBERG The outing this month is the Weekend Away on the 26th-28th May to the Cederberg, visiting the Biedouw Valley and the valley of the Doring River. This is fully subscribed, so we trust that those fortunate enough to be attending will have a great time! PLEASE NOTE: OUTINGS ARE FOR PAID-UP VASSA MEMBERS ONLY! […]

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SEPTEMBER OUTING (24 Sept)

  Valkenburg and the Royal Observatory, Observatory, Cape Town We will be visiting Valkenburg first and then going on to the Observatory where we will be able to picnic on the banks overlooking the Black River (weather permitting). The visit to Valkenburg will be led by Trevor Thorold and the Royal Observatory by Ian Glass. […]

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AUGUST 2016 OUTING (27 AUG)

BOSCHENDAL: Continuity and change. Outing to be lead by the heritage planner Sarah Winter Coordination: Vernac Committee member: André van Graan:  Cellphone no. 082 202 0766 Date and Time: 10:45 for 11:00 on Saturday 27th AUGUST 2016 We will meet at the parking area behind the central werf. Approaching the werf via the stone pine […]

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JULY OUTING: Fernwood (30 July)

OUTING: Fernwood House, Bishopscourt, Cape Town Site plan of Fernwood with the entrance on the top right-hand corner. Date and time: Saturday 30th JULY 2016: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Location : Bishopscourt, Cape Town. Getting  to Fernwood: From the M3 take the Rhodes Avenue exit towards Kirstenbosch. We must use the Rhodes Avenue entrance (white […]

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JUNE OUTING: 25 June 2016

Poespaskraal Farm, Fish Hoek Valley and Glencairn Watermill  Details: A visit to Poespaskraal Farm, Fish Hoek Valley (morning) and after lunch the Glencairn Watermill (Picnic lunch at the Farm) Date and Time: Saturday 25 June 2016: 10 00 am – 3 30 pm Location : Capri , Sunnydale and Glencairn Valley. Organiser: Ronnie Glass –cell 083 […]

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OUTING: 28 November 2015

SPIER AND VERGENOEG OUTING DATE AND TIME:   Saturday 28 November 2015- 09h45 for 10h00 Outing Leader: David Gibbs Location: Lyndoch Getting there Take the N2 from Cape Town. Take Exit 33, the Baden Powell off-ramp and turn left onto the R310 Baden Powell Road. Spier Estate is 9,2 km away on your right hand side. […]

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MAY 2015 OUTING

De Twyfeling (Photograph: Andre Pretorius) The outing will be to the Bovlei area of Wellington, where we hope to visit 5 homesteads. Wine tasting is also available on this trip. VASSA has not had an outing to this area for many years. We will start at Welvanpas Estate. DATE AND TIME:   Saturday 30 May 2015- […]

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APRIL 2015 OUTING

DATE AND TIME:   Saturday 26 April 2015- 10h00 Outing Leader: Len Raymond How to get there Loedolff House is situated at 26 Loedolf Street in the centre of Malmesbury. Take the N7 from Cape Town to Malmesbury. Take the main Malmesbury off-ramp. The road loops round bringing you onto Bokomo Road. At the major intersection […]

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FEBRUARY 2015 OUTING

SAN REMO, KRYNAUW STREET, GARDENS, CAPE TOWN DATE AND TIME:   Saturday 28 February 2015- 10h00 VASSA Outing Coordinator: André van Graan    Mobile number: 0822020766 How to get there Krynauw Street lies between Camp Street and Weltevreden Street in the Gardens and is opposite the Hofmeyr house which forms part of Jan van Riebeeck High School. […]

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NOVEMBER 2014 OUTING

PLACE: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley DATE: Saturday, 29 November 2014 TIME: To be confirmed This month’s visit will be to properties in the the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus. The outing will include a visit to the historic Karwyderskraal farm, which belonged to the redoubtable Ella Gordon. Her vernacular cottage is currently being restored.  The farm also contains […]

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MARCH 2014 – OUTING: ALTYDGEDACHT

DATE:  Saturday, 29 March 2014 TIME: 10am We visit Vernac stalwart, Jean Parker, at her farm Altydgedacht Wine Estate located on Tygerberg’s fertile slopes, which has been owned by the Parker family since 1851. On arrival, we’ll honour Jean’s helming hands over celebratory morning refreshments, before being shown around the farm by Janine de Waal, […]

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FEBRUARY 2014 OUTING

HOPEFIELD AND SURROUNDS DATE:             Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 TIME:              10h00 PLEASE NOTE: Outings are for paid-up members only. Join VASSA by clicking on the link on the right. Directions: Take the R27 (West Coast Road) until you reach the R45 turn-off to Hopefield. Turn right and continue approx. 30km along the R45.   The first turn-off […]

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OCTOBER 2013 OUTING:

THE WEST COAST REVISITED: FROM RUINS TO WORKING FARMS DATE:           Saturday, 26 Oct 2013 TIME:            10h00 MEET AT:      Mud River Manor, Grotto Bay Directions:  take the R27 (West Coast Road) to Grotto Drive, which is the access road to Grotto Bay.  Turn towards the sea and continue to Sea Eagle Drive.  Wait there and we’ll […]

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