Dec 11, 2021

Nine members of ArchSoc took part in an early-morning outing to the western section of The Wilds in Killarney. After worrying for most of the week about the possibility of rain, we were delighted to be greeted by a perfect summer highveld morning.

At the car park of The Wilds, we met our knowledgeable tour guide Sarah Barret, who operates Joburg 360 Tours.

The Wilds, comprising 18 hectares, was donated to the Johannesburg City Council by the Houghton Estate Township Co. in 1924. The area was landscaped with indigenous flora in 1936 as part of the Johannesburg Empire Exhibition, to celebrate the City’s 50-year Jubilee. In 1950 attractive water features, comprising ponds and waterfalls fed by…