William John Burchell, famous explorer and naturalist, encamped in the shadows of George Peak during his travels through the Cape Colony in the months of September and October of 1814. Four local historical and heritage societies of the Southern Cape will be hosting a very special event to celebrate the bicentenary of Burchell’s visit. There will be presentations by two erudite speakers, both authorities after many years of enthusiastic research, on the life and works of Burchell.
A memorial, sculptured by Francois de Wet, will be unveiled in the Botanical Garden after the talks.
Should you wish to attend, please click on the links below to complete the registration form and also indicate your lunch requirements. This form can be used for multiple attendees. Return the registration form and send it, along with your proof of payment, either by email or by Fax, to the address as indicated on the form.
- Programme for the day
- Invite with logistical information
We do ask that you secure your admission to this very special occasion by completing the registration form and making the necessary payment soonest.
With kind regards,
Philip Caveney and Lynne Thompson,
For the organisers.