Tuesday 12 June 2012

The Palmiet Nature Reserve Management Committee and ARROWSA promote heritage for knowledge and peace through visits to the Gwalagwala Cliff archaeological dig and a related nature trail.


On the 23rd May 2012 at about 9:00am, 41 pupils accompanied by four teachers from the Westville Hindu School attended a field trip to the Palmiet Nature Reserve.

The scholars and teachers were split into two groups and I led one group, ably assisted by Luthando Ngema, on a short trail to the base of Phansipumula Cliff for a brief geology lesson followed by a walk around the Gwalagwala precinct where flora and fauna was discussed whilst the other group visited the archaeological dig with Mary Lange assisted by Kathlyn Lange. After a brief tea break the groups reversed positions and undertook either the trail or the visit to the dig.

The scholars then left the reserve shortly after 11:00am and proceeded to the Bergtheil Museum until 1:00pm accompanied by Mary, Luthando and Kathlyn

The school made a donation of R250.00 to the Palmiet Nature Reserve.

Whilst the crossings of the river to and from the dig site passed without incidence it again highlighted the urgent need for a bridge.

Warren Friedman. (Palmiet Nature Reserve Management Committee see www.palmiet.za.net)

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