Magaliesberg Association for Culture & Heritage: MACH

Om die dam Heritage Bus Tour
Sunday June 23rd
With Historian Rob Milne

Hartebeestpoort Dam from Saartjiesnek: J.H. Pierneef, Panel at Johannesburg Station


Tour from Meerhof Lodge Hartbeespoort at 08h00.

Coffee/tea available from 07h30

Booklet covering sites to visit will be available.

Talk on Schoeman family role in building the dam and how “Sophia” fits in

Stand beside the Iron railway bridge and learn about the early railways and disappearing tracks

Sappers Rus and famous Sappers, Remembrance Day and a special page-turning ceremony

Lunch break at Van Gaalen’s and talk

Anecdotes of love, heroism and betrayal during the guerilla war in the Magaliesberg

South Africa’s Greatest Escape Artist, General Christian de Wet

The Voortrekker Cemetery, the “Brothers” of Broederstroom and “skelm” gold mining


Tea Break at Preller House and Talk

Gustav Preller, the great Afrikaans Marketer

Eugene Marais, the Afrikaans genius and the Opium Bed

Rietfontein Cemetery and fresh insights into the Battle of Kalkheuwel

Return to Meerhof Lodge 17h00

Bookings: Mike 071 382 5905 or

Cost R200.00 per person. Refreshments & food for own account

  • Pay MACH. Standard bank. All Branches 015074021.

Payments reference: (Name. June 23) All bookings will be confirmed by email.