Joburg Heritage Foundation Tours

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By now followers will be getting to know that I am the QoG aka Queen of Grids. I make sense of things in overall summaries either through spider diagrams (initial creative explorations) or through grids (final arrangements). I’m also passionate about exploring Jozi in all its grittiness and made contrasts; and Jozi heritage is one of my many passions.

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Irene Dairy Farm – ‘where cows milk themselves’

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Irene Dairy Farm, a working dairy farm 45 minutes from Liz at Lancaster, has been in the Van Der Byl family for 5 generations. In the past people could go to the diary to buy milk but now the farm is opened up as a country destination with 2 restaurants and a shop (where you can still buy milk but not at 45c per gallon!) It is also now a very popular conference and wedding venue.

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It might not be the Comrades but Bruce was there!

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With only 3 of us ‘on duty’ over a week-end at Liz at Lancaster, instead of the usual 4, I often miss the Parkrun in Delta Park on a Saturday morning. It starts at 8 which usually clashes with breakfasts and preparing of invoices for check-out. I’m always sad when I do, as it’s one of my favourite weekly activities. The field of some 1000 odd meet at the Delta Environmental Centre.

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2016: The Year of the Fossil

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MUST- SEE JOZI SITE – CRADLE OF HUMANKIND Guests who stayed at Liz at Lancaster recently visited Origins Museum and Sterkfontein out in the Cradle and came back full of excitement about our rich hominid history. I told them how I am constantly amazed at the opportunities we have in South Africa to explore our […]

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Chinese New Year in Jozi

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Chinese New Year  COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE STOPPED LIVE CELEBRATIONS SINCE 2019 (Updated Jan 2022)  For many who don’t know the history and context of Chinese New Year it seems to be a never-ending movable feast of celebrations taking place over several week-ends.  There are celebrations held at  the Nan Hua Buddhist temple in Bronkorstpruit, Jozi’s […]

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