Scavenger Hunts

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Wiki Loves Monuments has organised a number of events during the month of September. If you are interested in submitting photographs to Wiki Loves Monuments, then please join us.

2015 activities

15 August 2015: Cape Town CBD pre-event

Date: Saturday, 15 August 2015
Time: 10:00-12:00
Location: Company Gardens, entrance to Iziko Musuems, Cape Town
This event organised in partnership with ORMS Photographic Warehouse aims to build up interest and awareness of the competition amoungst the photographic community in Cape Town. ORMS has organised a professional photographer to led a workshop as part of the event to show people how to best photograph buildings.


5 September 2015: Bo-Kaap 1

Date: Saturday, 5 September 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Bo-Kaap Museum, 71 Wale Street, Cape Town
A causal walk around the lower part of the Bo-Kaap area in Cape Town. This community has a very high number of heritage spaces but very few photographs of them on Wikipedia. This event aims to help change that.


12 September 2015: Tulbagh

Date: Saturday, 12 September 2015
Time: 10:30am - 12:30 am
Location: Oude Kerk VolksMusuem, Church Street, Tulbagh, Western Cape.
Wikimedia South Africa will be hosting a walking and photographic tour in Tulbagh as part of the Tulbagh Arts Festival. The event will end with a brief discussion and demonstration on how to enter the competition. Below are the details:


19 September 2015: Bo-Kaap 2 (with ORMS)

Date: Saturday, 19 September 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 am
Location: Bo-Kaap Museum, 71 Wale Street, Cape Town
Please keep an eye out at the ORMS website to book for this event.
The second event will be hosted in partnership with ORMS and participants will need to book at the ORMS site for it. ORMS has organised a professional photographer to join us and show participants how to photograph buildings. We will also have a guide to tell us about the history of the Bo-Kaap. It will be followed by an upload event so people who want to immediately upload photographs on the day can do so. The last event was very well attended so try to book in advance.


26 September 2015: Johannesburg Heritage Walk

Date: Saturday, 26 September 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:00 am
Location: Sophiatown Bar Lounge, 1 Central Place, Cnr Jeppe and Henry Nxumalo, Newtown, Johannesburg
Join us for a leisurely monument scavenger hunt, starting and ending in central Johannesburg. We will meetup where we started at 1:00pm, where we will be on hand to assist people upload and submit their photographs to the competition.

You can find a list of monuments in the area here.


26 September 2015: Paarl Heritage Walk

Date:Saturday, 26 September
Time: 10:00am
Location: Vinyeard Spar, Main Road, Paarl
RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday at by contacting the even organiser at: roche@hunkydory.co.za or by SMS/Whatsapp at the number below.
Info: Fore more info please inbox Roché Petersen or call/sms/Whatsapp 072 841 2980.
Founded in 1687, Paarl offers a rich cultural and architectural heritage, from elaborate Cape Dutch homesteads, the tallest spire in the Republic, that of Toringkerk. Join us as we explore our third oldest town on Saturday, 26 September, at 10:00. Meeting place: Vinyeard Spar, Main Road. From there on we can plot the course, carpool or drive as we please. The Spar offers safe and secure parking and is easy enough to find. Rules & Info: None but the usual - comfortable shoes, water, etc. Be careful and vigilant when displaying cameras and phones in public. No booking is required, but please RSVP by Friday 25 September as we want to print maps, plan the route and all those admin stuff.

26 September 2015: Clanwilliam Heritage Walk

Date:Saturday, 26 September
Time: 10:00am
Location: Clanwilliam Museum, Main Street (Hoof Street) and Graafwater Street, Clanwilliam.
Info: Please contact Douglas for more information at 076 515 8727
There are a number of heritage sites in Clanwilliam with no photograph or other media on Wikimedia Commons. As such this event will focus on photographing and filming heritage sites along Clanwilliams Main Street and Church Street. We will end off with lunch at a location within the town to be decided on the day. Please let the event organiser, Douglas, know if you have any questions. This is a free and open event to the general public.

2014 activities

20 September 2014: V&A Waterfront Scavenger Hunt and Upload Marathon

Date: Saturday, 20 September 2014
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Clock Tower Vida e Caffé, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Join us for a leisurely monument scavenger hunt, starting and ending at the Clock Tower Vida e Caffé, at the V&A Waterfront, to photograph nearby monuments. We will meetup where we started at 1:00pm, where we will be on hand to assist people upload and submit their photographs to the competition.

You can find a list of monuments in the area at the link here.


24 September 2014: Wikitakes Simon's Town

Date: Wednesday (Heritage Day), 24 September 2014
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Simon's Town Train Station, Cape Town
On Heritage Day we will be meeting for a monument scavenger hunt in Simon's Town to photograph nearby monuments and Jubilee Square. You can find a list of monuments in the Simon's Town area at the link here. Participants are also welcome to join the Simon's Town Museum Heritage Day programme, which will consist of a procession from the Simon’s Town station, to the Forced Removals Monument at Jubilee Square, the laying of a wreath, speeches and a procession back to the Museum for lunch. We will meetup after lunch at the Simon's Town Museum for an upload marathon, to assist people to upload and submit their photographs to the competition.


27 September 2014: Wikitakes Franschhoek

Date: Saturday, 27 September 2014
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Old Library, Franschhoek
Join us for a leisurely monument scavenger hunt at the Old Library, Franschhoek to photograph nearby monuments. We will meetup where we started at 1:00pm, where we will be on hand to help people upload and submit their photographs to the competition.

You can find a list of monuments in the area at the link here.

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