Join farm owner Eric Johnson and Verlorenkloof guide Joseph Mothupi for a special weekend of discovery of our archaeological heritage.

Verlorenkloof Estate is home to a rich stone-walled legacy and lies at the epicentre of an extensive complex of late Iron Age (1500-1830 AD) archaeology stretching along the escarpment from Carolina to Ohrigstad. Stonewalled homesteads with cattle tracks and terraces mark the sloping hills. The estate has in excess of 120 recorded sites and has been actively involved over the past 12 years in developing and researching this resource. The result of this research, the recently launched Forgotten World, co-authored by Peter Delius (historian) and Tim Maggs and Alex Schoeman (archaeologists) tells the story of the Koni people who lived here.

Suggested Itinerary :

Friday
6:30 pm – Gather at the lodge for an informal background talk by Eric Johnson.
8.00 pm – Dinner to be served – please bring own drinks or use our courtesy bar.

Saturday
8 am – Meet up with Eric and Joseph in front of the Dairy. The leaders determine how the day will unfold, depending on the weather and the participants. Please dress comfortably for walking – about 1,5 km.
Saturday evening – own braai/dinner at your fully equipped croft.

Sunday
9 am – Meet at the lodge for the wrap-up talk.
10h30 – Brunch at the lodge
Departure afterwards at your own leisure. You are most welcome to stay until Monday morning.

We look forward to you having you here with us!