Johannesburg Historical and Urban Renewal

Joburg Johannesburg "lets break the big bad image" of one of the uniquest cities.

A city that shouldn't be a city.

Join African Timeout on a fact finding tour of this unique city with a relative short history. Only established in 1886 and only due to the the largest ever discovery of gold in the world,Johannesburg tells a story of wealth and poverty , of people from all walks of life coming to find wealth.
CarltonOur Journey start with a visit to the top of Africa in the Carlton Center where we have a birds eye view of this sprawling metropolis.Driving trough the city we identify some of the old buildings with its Art-deco architecture being preserved for generations to come.Our journey takes you through the old the new and ugly as we visit some of the run down sections of the city.
The marvel of Johannesburg is that now it is a Provincial capital and hosts the highest Court in the land .Visiting Constitutional Hill with "the Fort" the "Woman's Jail"and the notorious Number 4 we appreciate the new found South Africa after seeing the new Court Building with its theme "Justice under a tree"
Our tour is ended of with a drive-trough of the affluent Northern Suburbs and see where Nelson Mandela ended out his days.

Duration Total Distance Departure Times Notes
4hrs 70km Between 09:00 14:00 Entrance fees included


Corner House Conhill