Tour of Groote Schuur House

The former Cape Town residence of the state president, the gabled Groote Schuur ('Big Barn') was originally built in 1667 to serve as the VOC's granary before it was bought by Cecil John Rhodes in 1893 and converted into a grand mansion and office. Along with the building, Rhodes bought several other properties on Table Mountain's eastern slopes during the late 19th century, Rhodes died in 1910 and bequeathed his estate to the nation.
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There are only 20 visitors allowed on the tour: 

Modderfontein Heritage Day

Heritage month is being celebrated by the Modderfontein Conservation Society with conducted walks round the heritage precinct of the village and a talk by Jonathan Stone, a highly respected  Heritage Architect.

Walks will take place on Heritage Day – 24 September – at 09:00.  The talk will take place in the Modderfontein Town Hall at 1 Casino Road – opposite the bowls club – at 19:30 on Thursday 20 September. 

The Legend Continues

Two of the country's leading story-tellers and passionate students of history share the stage to bring history alive in two 45 minute spellbinding talks.

Tour "The View"

Designed and built by Charles Aburrow in 1897 for Sir Thomas Major Cullinan (well known for founding the Premier Mines outside of Pretoria, where the largest diamond in the world was found in 1905). Cullinan town east of Pretoria was named after him

Mandela bus tour

There are still places left on David Forrest’s wonderful Mandela bus tour on Saturday, 14th July at 9.00 am starting and ending at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Parktown. Secure parking has been reserved at the Sunnyside.

Foreign Language Survey

The Department of Tourism is currently conducting a survey to understand the proficiency and foreign language training needs of tourist guides. The findings from the survey will assist the Department to determine future foreign language training programmes for the tourist guiding sector.
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