Focus on, Henley-on-Klip, Gauteng, South Africa
Henley on Klip is situated next to the R59 between Johannesburg and Vereeniging. The village was founded in 1905, by Advocate Horace Kent. Born in 1855 in Henley on Thames, England, Kent came to South Africa in 1898. The area where Henley on Klip is located, reminded Kent of his hometown, in England, Henley on Thames. Kent, in conjunction with the Small Farms Company (SFC), bought the land from a Mr. Van Der Westhuizen, for a price of 5000 Pounds, and the land was divided into smallholdings from 1 to 80 acres.
Here you will find the The Oprah Winfrey Academy for girls.
The Academys purpose is to offer academically talented girls an opportunity to develop their full intellectual, social, and leadership potential. To be eligible to attend, girls must be South African, academically talented, able to demonstrate leadership qualities, and come from a disadvantaged family or community.
The 152 girls starting school in 2007 are entering grades 7 and 8. They make up what will be the Academys first graduating class. When each of the grades, 7 through 12, is filled with students, approximately 450 girls will attend the Academy.
Henley-on-Klip forms part of the Vaal Meander
Welcome to the Vaal Meander, A Trip Through the Countryside....
About 12 years ago, some local artists and crafters pooled ideas to
bring the public out from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg city
life into the nearby peace and tranquil surroundings of greater Southern
and so the Vaal meander was born. Just one hour south
of Johannesburg both International tourists and the public, stressed
by daily Johannesburg life, are invited to see the maestros at work
plying their art & craft trade as well as visit historical and cultural
sites. Over the past years the Vaal Meander has grown to include many
other fascinating attractions. It is the ideal site for a meander route
tailor made to suit your interests. It makes for a lovely day
trip or for those who would prefer, a longer stay to seek out little
country hideaways, quaint country inns, craft factories, outdoor adventure
centres, entertainment, animals, sporting facilities, boating and upmarket
country conference venues as well as a host of delightful bed and breakfast
establishments and romantic wedding venues.
Arts & Crafts
Article from: www.vaalmeander.co.za