Heritage tours run by Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust

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The Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust runs tours to interesting places which are very varied on their offerings.  Many of these tours provide access to places that one cannot always get to independently.  Sadly however,  the guiding  style and information provided can be a little superficial and descriptive, with in-depth information often tantalizingly lacking. But enjoy the outings.  […]

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A destination guesthouse: Satyagraha in Orchards

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Satyagraha Guesthouse: Beautifully restored house where Gandhi spent time when in Johannesburg Ghandi’s philosphy of Satyagraha (non-violent non-cooperation) was born in South Africa and more specifically in what was then the Transvaal, in the first decade of the 20th Century.  Ghandi arrived in Johannebsurg in 1893 and stayed at various places during the 12 years he […]

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Sat 26 Nov:Here’s your chance to catch up with the changes in Braamfontein

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Urban renewal in Braamfontein Have posted before on what is new and happening in Braamfontein. The ‘Renaissance’ includes: the Neighbourhood Goods Market the South Point building refurbishments for urban accommodation (sorely needed for Wits students) and the public art,  starting with Van den Berg’s iconic Eland marking the entry into Braamies from the north and including […]

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Wonderful way to spend a Jozi Sunday morning getting a bird’s eye view of the newly budding Jacaranda blossoms.

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Westcliff historical walking tour What?  Westcliff Historical Walking Tour When?  Sunday Morning 16th October  at 10 Am. Where? The tour starts from The Ridge School. No booking necessary. More info:  You’ll see buildings such as: Glenshiel designed by Baker for Sir William Dalrymple and his wife the Hope School, Pallinghurst Rd The Stables also designed by Baker […]

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Get to know Jozi Inner City better with Mainstreetartwalks: Art and Justice tour on 18th Sept

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Joburg Walking Tours becoming ever more popular Mainstreetwalks launches 17 September 2011 with Art and Justice Tour 18 September  – Public Art walk with Guest Artist Marcus Neustetter . Mainstreetwalks is a concept that encourages people to rediscover the inner City and ultimately Johannesburg. The best way to explore these spaces, like any other city […]

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It’s difficult to keep up with what’s happening at Maboneng Precinct in the eastern Inner City of Joburg

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Maboneng Precinct continues to expand In 2008 Managing Diretctor and developer Jonathan Liebmann purchased the old DF Corlett Construction offices and warehouses and worked with architect Enrico Daffonchio on converting them into the space that is now Arts on Main – a mix of galleries,  [Goodman Gallery, David Krut, Seipel, Goethe Institut] private artist studios, […]

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