In ideal weather conditions, the Muizenberg Historical Conservations Society’s geo-cache walk set off on Sunday May 28, through the Battle of Muizenberg site.
Moira Mahon, board member and registered tour guide, led 11 enthusiasts up the hill past Bailey’s Grave and down past the only vineyard in Muizenberg and the hundred-year old bowling club which had been a convalescent home and earlier a military camp for the British soldiery.
Moira had laid out clues for the walkers on the names of the British ships in the battle (HMS Sphinx, HMS Echo and HMS Rattlesnake), the reason for the double wings on Abe Bailey’s daughter’s gravestone and on the earlier use of the
bowling club which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
It may have been tough going for those over 80 but the success of the venture has encouraged the society to sponsor this continuing use of the Battle of Muizenberg site, said chairman Glenn Babb.
Anyone interested is urged to contact Moira on 082 449 3019 for more details.