Barkhuizen Festival /Familiefees 247

Datum....Venue.... Koste.... Program.... Familiebond.... Kontak.... Gastelys

On 3 rd March 2013 it will be exactly 247 years ago that Jan Willem Barkhuysen set foot on the shores of Table Bay in 1766. (Although he was baptised in Germany as Johan Nicolaus Wilhelm Barckhausen he always signed his name as Jan Willem Barkhuysen. )

Die nasate van Jacobus Johannes Barkhuizen van Hartbeespan, Amalia het al twee feeste gehad maar hierdie is die eerste nasionale fees. Daarom is dit Fees 247.

Almal wat wil assosieer met die Barkhuizen/Barkhuysen/Barkhuisen/(van) Barkenhuizen familie is welkom.

With Barkhuizen Festival 247 we want to delve into our past and be reminded of our ancestors and give thanks to those who carved the way through the wild Cape of 1760’s to where we as descendants stand in 2013.

Saterdag 30 Maart 2013.

Herold Church Hall ............ GPS: 33°50'47.11"S 22°26'50.31"E
(Let wel dit is NIE Heroldsbaai NIE)

The hamlet of Herold, at the upper end of the scenic Montagu Pass, is in South Africa's Western Cape province. The towns of Oudtshoorn and George are both only half an hour's drive away which makes it an ideal venue location for our Festival . It is also a great base from which to explore the many wonders of the popular Garden Route and Little Karoo.

The Area

Located close to the Montagu Pass through the Outeniqua Mountains , it is an area of spectacular natural beauty with some of the most scenic routes in South Africa . The Montagu Pass , named after John Montagu who was passionate about the need for good roads, was constructed in 1847 to replace the Cradock Kloof, which had become inadequate for the volume of traffic. When the new pass opened, travelers had to pay for the privilege of using it. The old tollhouse can still been seen at the foot of the pass.

Herold may be small and somewhat tucked away but don't be misled, there is plenty to see and do in the area. Because of it's diversity it has a magic all of it's own. There is something that will appeal to everyone's taste, which makes it an ideal place for the whole family. The region has some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, abundant unique flora and bird life. Experienced best by following some of the many trails - whether by foot or on wheels, the choice is yours. There are hiking, horse riding, mountain biking and 4x4 trails all in close proximity or you can take the Outeniqua Power Van excursion - a 3-hour trip into the Outeniqua Mountains along the old railway tracks. Wine tasting and vineyard tours are available at Herold Wines.

Herold is a small town tucked away at the end of the beautiful Montagu Pass near George. The construction of the Montagu Pass in 1847 put Herold on the map. The new pass was built to replace the old Craddock Pass , cutting the traveling time to George drastically. As a result of this the small town of Herold grew rapidly as travelers needed services nd a place to stay. Herold continued to be busy into the 1950's. But due to the opening of the Outeniqua Pass in 1958 this small town's fortunes changed - traffic through the Montagu pass diminished and by the early 1960's Herold had become almost a ghost town. It remained a small farming community that continued their fruit farming activities during the 1970's & 80's until the 1981 Laingsburg floods. These devastating floods destroyed nearly 17000 trees, creating the need for an alternative crop. The climate of the area provided an answer - a crop not usually associated with South Africa - hops.


Die reëlingskomitee het die bedrag op R100 per volwassene vasgestel. Dit sluit 'n middagete en die huur van die kerksaal en eetgerei in. Ons het besluit dat elke feesganger die oggend van die fees registreer en die bedrag vir die ete betaal.

Tentatief/Nog in Beplanning

 Saterdag 30 Maart

09:00 10:00 Ongoing Family Information/exhibition Johan Barkhuizen (researcher) Ek sal beskikbaar wees om almal te ontmoet en familieinligting te kry. Kyk ook gerus na die uitstalling.

10:00 Amptelike opening. Scripture reading

10:15-10 :30 Welcoming Wilkie Barkhuizen – Voorsitter Suid-Kaap Genealogie

10:30-11:00 Kenmekaar. Ons hoor wie is almal daar. Elkeen is welkom om 'n staaltjie te vertel.

11:00 -11:40 Barkhuysen stamvader se geskiedenis- Johan Barkhuizen -navorser
Power point aanbieding en vertoon van DVD


11:40 - 12:00 Christine Barkhuizen Le Roux - My familie en my skryfwerk.

12:00 -13:15 Verteenwoordigers van elke tak van die familie sal 'n kort storie vertel:
Frederik Christoffel tak - Piesangrivier-tak - Hannelie Barkhuizen sluit by Christine aan. Coldstream se Barkhuizens
Nicolaas Jacobus tak/ (Diepkloof-tak (fokus op oupa Gert Thomas) -Wilkie
Johannes Cornelis -tak /Kliprivier-tak (fokus op Orange Grove) -
Simon Hendrik- tak/ Uitenhage tak- Johan Barkhuizen

13:15 - 14:30 Middagete. Wyn geborg deur Koelenberg wynkelder.

14:30 - 16 -00 Die pad vorentoe.
Beplanning van FEES 250 in Maart 2016.
/Publikasie en bekendstelling van Barkhuizen-boek.
Kies van Familiebond.

16:00 Amptelike afsluiting

Sondag 31 Maart

10:00-11:00 Kerkdiens saam met Herold gemeente. Ds. Gert Notnagel.

11:30 As daar 'n behoefte is vir 'n begeleide toer na Kykoe/Kliprivier/Orange Grove kan ons dit reël?


Een van ons doelwitte met die fees is om ‘n formele Familiebond te stig. Tans tree vrywilligers Johan, Wilkie Mariette, Anthony en Gordon op as Familiebond.
The objectives of a family association can have wide ranging purposes. A primary objective would be to have family information on record and be available for future generations. For this purpose there will need to be structured and sustained research. Together with the collection of information the necessary funds need to be available for the organisation and publication of information.


Elkeen is verantwoordelik vir sy eie verblyfreëlings. Ek sal help deur inligting te gee.


Are you proud to be a Barkhuizen/Barkhuysen/Barkhuisen/(van) Barkenhuizen ?

Are you passionate about your family history and you would like to contribute to the Festival?

If you are a Barkhuizen/Barkhuysen/Barkhuisen/(van) Barkenhuizen and you would like to contribute in any way towards the festival whether it be by products for our goodybags, financial contributions or you have a unique idea or concept you think should be present at the festival please send an e-mail to:

Johan Barkhuizen 0832742840 / 0126632122
Wilkie barkhuysen 0828261724 / 0448745430

Dankie aan Koelenhof wyne vir 'n borgskap.

Johan en Annemarie Barkhuizen Centurion 2 0 Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Wilkie en Hannah Barkhuysen George 2 0 Beslis b1 Dieprivier
Alex en Nicolene Barkhuizen Witbank 2 2 Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Errie en Alida Moller Brooklyn, Pretoria 2 0 Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Jeanette Barkhuizen Pretoria 1      
Ernst Moller en Lusanne Kriek Kaapstad 2   Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Helgard en Lizelle Klue Buffelsdrif, 2 2 Beslis b1 Dieprivier
Herman Barkhuizen Bloemhof 2   Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Stefan Barkhuizen Pietermaritzburg 1   Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Anette Barkhuysen Stellenbosch 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Johan Barkhuizen Pierre v Ryneveld, Pretoria 2   Beslis b1 Dieprivier
Sebastian Barkhuysen Du Toitskloof 2   Beslis b1 Dieprivier
Tom en Ria Barkhuizen Centurion 2   Beslis  
Anton en Lena Barkhuizen Nelspruit 2   Beslis b1 Dieprivier
Johan en Mari Viljoen Centurion 2 3 Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Sandra Minnie Pretoria 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Belinda Barkhuizen Pretoria 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Sean van Barkenhuizen Quatar 1   Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Jan van Barkenhuizen Phalaborwa 1   Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Sakkie en Olga Badenhorst Pretoria 2   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Hannelie Barkhuizen Kaapstad 1   Beslis b9 Piesangrivier
Bertus en Christine (Barkhuizen) Le Roux Barrydale 2   Beslis b9 Piesangrivier
PHC Barkhuizen Port Elizabeth 2   Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Rudolf Barkhuizen   1   Beslis b1 Dieprivier
Les en Anne Barkhuysen Port Elizabeth 2   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Don en Marie Bands George 2   Beslis b1 Dieprivier
Anton en Nicky Barkhuysen George 2   Beslis b1 Dieprivier
Theo CG Barkhuizen Highveld, Centurion 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Rainau Barkhuizen Port Elizabeth 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Dawie Barkhuizen Uitenhage 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Morne Barkhuizen Durbanville 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Kino Kritzinger Misgund 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Werner Kritzinger   1     b2 Kliprivier
Lydia Ras (geb Barkhuysen) Pretoria 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Rita Barkhuysen George 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Ruby Barnardt Groot Brakrivier 1   Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Bennie en Koba de Jager Pietersburg 2   Beslis b1 Dieprivier
Colleen Barkhuizen Noll 1   Beslis b1 Dieprivier
Attie en Nellie Barkhuizen Jeffreysbaai 2   Beslis  
Johan en Lynette Barkhuysen Prince Alfred Hamlet 2 1 Beslis b2 Kliprivier
Anton Barkenhuizen Port Elizabeth 1/2   Beslis b4 Uitenhage
Neels en Marinda Greyling Middelburg 2   Beslis b2
Johan Barkhuizen Kameeldrif, Pretoria 1   Beslis b4
Danie Visser George 1   Beslis ADMIN hulp
Jack Barkhuizen George 2   Moontlik  
Hannes Barkhuizen Oudtshoorn 3   Moontlik  
Deon en Elsabe Barkhuizen Rooiklip, Willowmore 2   Moontlik  
Brian en Marina Barkhuizen Noll 2   Moontlik  
Norma Barkhuysen Uniondale 1   Moontlik  
Henning Barkhuizen Uniondale 1   Moontlik  
Natasha Barkhuizen       Maybe  
Willem Barkhuizen Pretoria     Moontlik  
Terrence Barkhuizen       Maybe  
Lande Olivier Windhoek 2   Moontlik b4 Uitenhage
Nic en Thelma Barkhuysen Centurion 2   Moontlik  
Willie Barkhuizen Windhoek 2   Moontlik