About Kensington

Kensington is situated in Johannesburg, in Gauteng, South Africa. Show on Map

Gauteng DestinationsKensington, Johannesburg

The historic suburb of Kensington lies almost due east of Braamfontein and the city centre of Johannesburg, its most recent past as a trendy locale for the more creative residents of Johannesburg - a collection of artists, teachers and academics - a trend that also influenced neighbouring suburbs of Observatory, Yeoville and Melville.

Whilst today, Yeoville is no longer high on the average touristís agenda and is definitely no longer the buzzing, arty milieu of the 80s and early 90s, Kensington has remained, in essence, a more sedate and timeless part of the city. The houses here are lovely and old, many of them restored, and Kensingtonís Golf Course is an acclaimed institution in Johannesburg, its history dating back to 1909. Kensington is only some 10 minutes from the inner city of Johannesburg, undergoing something of a regeneration that has restored Newtown to its former glory and is fast establishing part of the city as a cleaner and greener area, easier to visit than in the most recent past where the streets had degenerated and many buildings deteriorated.

Eastgate is just around the corner from Kensington and provides ample shopping opportunities, entertainment and restaurants and coffee shops, whilst Bruma Lake flea market - a conversion of an old sewerage catchment area into a lakeside mall and market - is also a great place to while away the time. A visit to Gilloolyís farm in Bedfordview is a lovely weekend outing, and the farm in the middle of the city is a lovely locale for morning picnics along the lake under the trees - a popular spot for locals.

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Margaret's Place

Self Catering

Margaret's Place

Margaretís Place provides accommodation in Johannesburg, South Africa, for business trips or holiday stopovers ... more

Queens Place

Bed & Breakfast

Queens Place

Queens Place offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the popular area of Kensington. From here you are within easy ... more

House on York Guesthouse

Guest House / Self Catering

House on York Guesthouse

House on York offers elegant, well-designed en-suite rooms, individually decorated with style and comfort in mind. Heated ... more

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