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RSVP closes Wednesday 24 April at 9.30am This is a historic location that also houses the current centre for the protection of the rule of law. It is close to Empire Road and the Johannesburg theatre. The large Constitution Hill complex is split into four parts: --- 1. Constitutional Court The Constitutional Court is the highest court in the country. The modern building was opened in 2003 and is filled with many South African works of art. --- 2. The Old Fort The Old Fort was built in 1896 as a fortress to protect Johannesburg from the threat of a British invasion and was erected around the prison built in 1893. Following the end of the Anglo-Boer war in 1902 till 1982 the fort was a jail for white prisoners. --- 3. Number 4 The notorious Number 4 prison block was used from 1904 until 1983 as a prison for black men. --- 4. Women's Jail The old Women's Jail was built in 1909 and held black and white female prisoners in separate sections. MEET AT THE TICKET OFFICE at 9.30 for 9.45. The one hour guided tour of the Constitutional Court and Number 4 prison block starts at 10am but by then we must all have bought our ticket so allow time for this. COST Adults - R80. Pensioners - R55 (5% discount if you buy your ticket online) After the guided tour we will visit the next door Old Fort by ourselves and then have tea/a snack/lunch at the on-site restaurant The Hill (at your own expense). If you like to visit the Women's Jail you can do so later. There is a small additional fee for this visit. ---- NOTE ---- RSVP closes Wednesday 24 April at 9.30am as advance booking for groups is required. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DIRECTIONS Secure parking is available at the car park inside the centre of Constitution Hill (entrance off Joubert Street). Driving south up Joubert Street from Empire Road you will see a faded black parking sign on your left. Turn left and the entrance to the parking garage is on your right. Tell the guard you are visiting Constitution Hill. Meet at the ticket office. From the parking garage go to Constitution Square and the small old building to the left of the Constitutional Court when facing the Court building (the modern large double height building with huge wooden doors). Enter the left hand door of the small building.
Easy walk for beginners and experienced walkers alike. Gentle slopes and flat terrain. The large grounds of St Stithians are a fabulous venue for an easy approximately 5km walk on part paved road, part grass or sand. Enjoy nature and tranquility while in the middle of suburbia. After our walk we will go for brunch to The Higher Ground, the lovely restaurant with a view located on the college grounds. COST of walk - free MEET AT 7.45 FOR START OF WALK AT 8am SHARP Have your driver's license with you to show to security at the entrance to the grounds. Some level of fitness is required. DIRECTIONS - driving south on Bram Fisher Dr, cross Peter Place (Sandton Clinic corner) and turn first left into North Ave/Nursery Lane (different names depending on the map you look at). Entrance to St Stithians grounds is on your right a short distance down Nursery Lane. After entering the St Stithians grounds, keep right. If you click on the map on the right side panel of this page, you will see the location of the restaurant.
Join us for a walk in beautiful game farm Segwati, only 45 minutes from Fourways area. Segwati is very close to HARTRAO. Admire the views and the eland, giraffe, wildebees, blesbok, monkeys and other animals whose space we are sharing. We will walk about 6km at a relaxed pace on moderately hilly terrain so we have time to appreciate what is around us - this is not a walk for fast walkers aiming to get to the end ASAP. COST of walk - R50 CASH to be paid on the day. No CC facility. The gates to Segwati open at 7.45am so if you are early you may need to wait a short time. _____________________________________________________________________________ When you get to the thatched entrance gate to Segwati open the gate yourself and close it behind you before driving up to the parking area. Most of the time you will see animals grazing in the area to the left of the road to the parking area. Link to location of Segwati on Google maps https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/Segwati+Getaways/@-25.8533544,27.668644,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x1e9587d7386276b3:0x33b0364d3cb2d057!8m2!3d-25.8615464!4d27.7422867 We will have brunch at "Maggie's Farm, The house of the chicken pie" which is a lovely casual restaurant on the Pilandaba Rd closer to Lanseria - many of us drive past this restaurant on our way home.
Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge
The Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge is part of the 1600 hectare Cradle Moon Conservancy which is home to a wide variety of game - Rhino, Leopard, Eland, Kudu, Red Hartebeest, Wildebeest, Zebra, Duiker, Impala, Springbuck, Blesbuck, Brown Hyena, Jackal and Aardwolf. The Lakeside Game Lodge is an impressive venue and is the new and vastly improved version of the well known Heia Safari Ranch and has two very nice restaurants. Feel like you are way into the bush while being so close to suburbia. COST - R30 conservancy fee, R20 hiking fee = R50 MEET AT 7.45 AT THE ACTIVITY CENTRE for the start of the hike at 8am DIRECTIONS - see the map to locate the entrance to the property. This is only 25 minutes from Fourways Mall. Once inside the property turn half right at the walls with the name of the lodge on it and continue driving on the long paved road to the parking lot. Watch out for game. When at the parking lot you will see two smaller buildings opposite the parking lot on the other side of the road. Go to the smaller building with bikes inside and a counter.