Stop 2: Voortrekker street : 1938 Centenary

Stop 2: Voortrekker street : 1938 Centenary

We now depart from the Old Station building down Voortrekker Street.  It was everything but a downhill path for the Voortrekkers’ freedom struggle.  As part of the Great Trek, the Voortrekkers ventured from the Eastern Cape, which had been under...
Stop 4: HF Verwoerd street and the assassination.

Stop 4: HF Verwoerd street and the assassination.

HF Verwoerd Street is part and parcel of the “struggle” route in Heidelberg, therefore could not be missed. This street was formerly named Church Street with the Klipkerk as the centre. As part of the centenary, HF Verwoerd unveiled the memorial stone on 27 June...
Stop 5: Klipkerk – the cornerstone of Heidelberg

Stop 5: Klipkerk – the cornerstone of Heidelberg

TF Carter in his book, “ A Narrative of the Boer War” said that the Klipkerk leaves a “…a presence on your mind- a splendid example of the church militant here on earth, or rather I should say here on stone, because the capital of the South African Republic has...
Stop 6: Old Town Hall – triumvirate of the ZAR

Stop 6: Old Town Hall – triumvirate of the ZAR

The struggle for independence and freedom from the British annexation and Apartheid are witnessed by the Town Hall, situated in the old town square. Commandant Christiaan de Wet, the leader of our local Roodekop Commando, and later well-known commanding officer during...