On a clear, azure autumn day, five men ascended the mountain above Fernkloof. Their route took them from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley to the summit above the golf course. Ion Williams drove his Jeep and his companions were Fernkloof curator Harry Wood, Cyril Gillespie, Eric Jones and
In the year 1815 a lone Dutch teacher, aged 37 arrived in Table Bay and travelled with the first eastward-bound ox-wagon to Caledon. The name of this gentleman was destined to be honoured in his new country for many years to come.