Attractions IN/AROUND Fordsburg

Landmarks / Memorials

Gandhi Square

Gandhi Square is both a popular tourist attraction and a busy urban hub of commercial and retail activity. It is situated in the heart of the Central Business District of Johannesburg, and is about 25 minutes from both Sandton and the OR Tambo ...

Landmarks / Museums / National Monuments

Satyagraha House

Mohandas Gandhi, who is perhaps better known as Mahatma Gandhi, is a famed politician, lawyer, activist and author that has inspired so many to a more peaceful, fair way of treating others, even in their personal capacities. Satyagraha House was this ...

Landmarks / Memorials

The Firewalker

The Firewalker is an 11 metre sculpture by South African artists William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx, on the Queen Elizabeth bridge in Newtown, Johannesburg. The sculpture shows a women one might see on the streets of everyday ...

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Museums

Absa Money Museum

Home to the largest collection of money used in South Africa’s past in the world, Absa Money Museum lies in downtown Johannesburg on Troye Street. The ABSA Money Museum is the only banking and money museum in the country, and holds a fascinating history ...

Museums

Adler Museum of Medicine

Over 40 000 objects that illustrate the history of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy through the ages today make up the collection housed in the Adler Museum of medicine, funded by the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University in Johannesburg, where ...

Museums

Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. Beginning in 1948, the white elected National Party government initiated a process which turned over 20 million people into 2nd class citizens, damning them to a life of ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Braamfontein Spruit

One of several streams in Johannesburg the Braamfontein Spruit flows through the city's northern suburbs, its overgrown banks providing a much-needed green lung for residents who cycle, bird watch, hike and trail-run the paths ...

Landmarks / Memorials

Brenda Fassie Memorial

The bronze sculpture of Brenda Fassie outside the Bassline Music Venue in Newtown, Johannesburg, is one of 40 memorial art works placed by the Sunday Times around the country to celebrate its 100th birthday, and to promote national ...

Landmarks / Museums

Chancellor House

Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo ran the first black legal practice in the country from a modest three-storey building, known as Chancellor House, during the 1950s at the height of apartheid. The major effort of their healthy practice was to help those ...

Golf Courses

Crown Mines Golf Club

South Africa is famous for its gold, and Crown Mines Golf Club is built in genuine mining country, just a few kilometres southeast of central Johannesburg. Less than 2 kilometres away from the course is Gold Reef City which boasts among its attractions a ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries

Cumberland Bird Sanctuary

Just opposite the Bryanston Country Club is a bird sanctuary; an official 5.2 hectare 'protected area' with its entrance on Cumberland Avenue, hence its name. Most of the time it is kept under lock and key, but at certain times it is open to the general ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Delta Park

Delta Park is a rather large green lung in northern Johannesburg that lies nestled in amongst the suburbs of Victory park, Blairgowrie and Craighall Park. Whilst always popular with residents and their dogs, the park earned a fair amount of bad press at ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Diagonal Street

Diagonal Street is situated in the CBD of the metropolis, which is generally characterised by massive architectural features and impressive skyscrapers. The iconic building known as Eleven Diagonal Street was designed by Helmut Jahn, who is an acclaimed ...

Fordsburg as a destination

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