Attractions IN Parktown

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 ...

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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

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 / 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 ...

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 ...

2010 Stadiums / Landmarks

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 and fans that came to South Africa ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

Johannesburg Art Gallery

Works by Rodin, Dante, Gabriel Rossetti, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas and Henry Moore grace the walls of the Johannesburg Art Gallery on the corner of Klein and King George Streets on Joubert Park, right in the midst of the ...

Memorials / Museums

Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre

The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre was established in 2008 and moved to its spectacular current premises in 2016. This building has been dedicated to the memory of the lives lost in the past and to the education of future generations. The JHGC ...

Shopping

Johannesburg Shopping

Johannesburg is any shoppers dream destination! There is something here for everyone. No matter what you looking for, you will always find it in a Johannesburg shopping mall. Johannesburg (or Jozi as it is called by locals) is well known for its superb ...

Birdlife or Wildlife Sanctuaries / Miscellaneous

Johannesburg Zoo

Situated on Jan Smuts Avenue in Parkview, the Johannesburg Zoo is one of the city’s most popular haunts. The huge 54 hectare green lung is the place where the two tributaries of the Braamfontein Spruit meet, set in almost park-like surrounds in the heart ...

Landmarks

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 Cultural precinct in Newtown, in the heart of the ...

Entertainment / Landmarks

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 highway in the south and bounded in the east ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

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 up as the Transvaal Technical Institute in ...

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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 ...

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 / Memorials

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 a homage to the first black advocate ...

Golf Courses

Eagle Canyon Country Club

Enjoy world-class golfing and facilities at the exquisite Eagle Canyon Country Club in Honeydew, Johannesburg. This was once a sand quarry, but received a complete makeover to be the gorgeous course it is today, thanks to Wonder Gardens and Douw van der ...

Landmarks / Miscellaneous

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 delight in the array of goods that range from ...

Shopping

East Rand Mall

The popular East Rand Mall takes full advantage of the prime position of this area and offers a variety of restaurants, boutiques, chain stores and franchises to appeal to the tastes and needs of the full spectrum of shoppers. Being less than 10 ...

Lakes / Dams

Emmarentia Dam

Reputed to be the best dog walk in Johannesburg, Emmarentia Dam lies next to the Botanic Garden in Emmarentia, north Johannesburg. Tranquil lawns in which families can meet and play, walkways peppered with wooden benches placed strategically to afford ...

Parktown as a destination

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