Happy days as the Royal Alfred Marina turns 30 years old





NAMING OF THE CANALS: In honour of two original developers of the Royal Alfred Marina who have since passed away, two canals were renamed after them; the Jannie van de Vyver Canal and the Keith Wilmot Canal. This took place at the 30-year celebration held at the Marina clubhouse on Tuesday April 16. The extended families of the men stood holding plaques that would be positioned at the entrance of each canal Pictures: ROB KNOWLES

The Royal Alfred Marina clubhouse was filled to capacity last Tuesday evening when residents, former contractors and other invited guests attended the 30th birthday celebration of the completion of the marina.

In honour of the marina’s two developers who have passed on, Ramhoa (Royal Alfred Marina Home Owners Association) has named two canals after them; the Keith Wilmot and Jannie van de Vyver Canals.

After Ramhoa executive committee member Isobel Meyer made the introductions, Pamcor’s Justin de wet Steyn, the only surviving developer, took to the podium and described the building of the Marina from its concept right through to its final commissioning in 1989.

BEFORE THE MARINA: The East Bank of the Kowie River taken before construction of the Royal Alfred Marina

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