Newtown Places of Interest

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

Attractions IN Newtown

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, ...

Museum Africa

Not only is Museum Africa one of the most beautiful buildings where it lies right next door to the Market Theatre complex in Bree Street, Newtown, but it is also a museum with a difference - people who have ...

Newtown Cultural Precinct

Situated in Johannesburg’s inner-city, Newtown forms the heart of the city’s regeneration and reinvention of itself. It’s a fairly large area that lies sandwiched between the railway lines to the north, the M2 ...

SAB World of Beer

What beer enthusiast do you know who would turn down the chance of two ice cold frosties after a tour that encompasses the art of beer-making and brewing? Since openings its doors over ten years ago, the World ...

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 ...

Attractions AROUND Newtown

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 ...

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 ...

Duma Nokwe Monument

You will find the Duma Nikwe Monument outside the Johannesburg High Court, near the law courts, on Pritchard Street in downtown Johannesburg. Designed by artist Lewis Levin, the two-metre-high piece of art is ...

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 ...

Mandela House Museum

8115 Vilakazi Street, Orlando West in Soweto is known to many simply as Mandela House. It was where Nelson Mandela lived between 1946 and 1962. The house is a humble abode of four inter-leading rooms that ...

South African Reserve Bank

Regarded as the highest building in Pretoria / Tshwane, with a basement that extends some 25 metres below ground (for very good reason – where better to place a vault or two), SARB (The South African Reserve ...

... and little further afield

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 ...

East Rand Flea Market

Just outside Johannesburg in Boksburg, the East Rand Flea Market lies right next to the East Rand Mall, and as a result, is open just about all week, except for Mondays, to sell its wares to shoppers, who ...

Ellis Park Stadium

Although the Ellis Park Stadium was already a regular host of major sports matches (having first been constructed in 1928), it underwent a major renovation to accommodate the millions of international players ...

Gautrain

The Gautrain is an 80 kilometre mass rapid transit railway system, which is a long-winded way of saying that Johannesburg constructed a (really) fast train that cuts out all of the traffic to and from the ...

Montecasino

Smack bang in the heart of Fourways - almost where the former set of stop streets originally stood before development ushered in a major set of roads and lights that admittedly make navigating Fourways far ...

Nelson Mandela Bridge

The largest cable-stayed bridge in South Africa, the 284 metre long Nelson Mandela Bridge, starts virtually at the end of Jan Smuts Avenue and links the Constitutional Hill precinct in Braamfontein to the ...

OR Tambo International Airport

Formerly officially known as Johannesburg International Airport, the OR Tambo International Airport is a large airport near the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. It serves as the primary airport for ...

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 ...

South Downs Country Club

Taking full advantage of the pretty southern suburbs of Johannesburg, South Downs Country Club is accessible and convenient. It is a veritable retreat from the city, despite its ideal positioning right in the ...

University of the Witwatersrand

The University of the Witwatersrand is not only an acclaimed educational institution, but also an integral part of the local history and heritage of Johannesburg, and of South Africa as a whole. Originally set ...

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