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Heritage Weekend: Forest Town Fantasy

Sun Sep 10, 14:20 - Sun Sep 10, 17:05

Holy Family College


Once the plantation that supplied the mines of Joburg with pit props, Forest Town retains its verdant links to the past.

This tour is both a pleasant stroll through a lovely garden suburb (Forest Town was once the nursery for many of Parktown’s trees) and a primer on the early architects of our city with homes built in diverse styles ranging from the classical to the very modern by icons such as Baker, Howden, Moerdijk, and ‘Pancho’ Guedes, .

Forest Town has also been the home of many historical figures, including the noted bacteriologist Sir Frederick Spencer Lister. And it’s the location of Johannesburg Zoo, because Percy Fitzpatrick needed a place to keep all the animals he collected on his travels!

Led by Ed Coogan and Joy Campkin-Smith. The bus will drop you at the starting point and collect you at the end. The walk is roughly 4–5-kilometres. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water, sunblock and a hat.


Heritage Weekend: Forest Town Fantasy
Holy Family College
40 Oxford Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
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