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Best things to do in Johannesburgo

History Museum
“MoAfrika Tours 082 5069641/072 7839787 www.moafrikatours.com One of the best full day and half day guided Johannesburg City tour providers. ”
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“Constitution Hill is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa’s journey to democracy. The site is a former prison and military fort that bears testament to South Africa’s turbulent past and, today, is home to the country’s Constitutional Court, which endorses the rights of all citizens. There is perhaps no other site of incarceration in South Africa that imprisoned the sheer number of world-renowned men and women as those held within the walls of Constitution Hill’s Old Fort, Women's Jail and Number Four. Nelson Mandela. Mahatma Gandhi. Joe Slovo. Albertina Sisulu. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Fatima Meer. They all served time here. But the precinct also confined tens of thousand”
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“This unique museum is dedicated to celebrating the origins of humankind, including fascinating rock art. You’ll find this mindblowing museum on the University of Witwatersrand campus. Go on a journey dating back over 80,000 years with profound information about ancient art and culture. There are audio tours available at the Wits Origins Centre. On occasion, there are public lectures in the evenings. Open every day from 10:00 to 17:00. Good to know: If you are willing to spend more there is a “test your own DNA” tour on offer. Contact: 011 717 4713 | Address: Origins Centre, Cnr Yale & Enoch Sontonga, Wits University, Braamfontein, 2050”
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Museum
“Wits Art Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of African art, including contemporary and historical art from South Africa and art from West and Central Africa. It hosts a dynamic program of events and art exhibitions. The Museum is one of Johannesburg's premier tourist attractions, along with the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. It is part of the Wits University Cultural Precinct, just three blocks from Nelson Mandela Bridge. WAM is in the hip, regenerating area of Braamfontein, which is also home to many students, interesting shops and places to eat. The WAM Cafe is a fun place to meet friends and enjoy delicious food and coffee. 15 minutes from Melville ”
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History Museum
“I love the educating side of it all. It's like they have all the history of Johannesburg summarised into one huge building of a museum. ”
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History Museum
“The Museum of African Design (popularly known as MOAD) opened in a cavernous former-industrial building in the Maboneng Precinct in downtown Johannesburg in late 2013. The museum does not own a permanent collection, but hosts a new exhibition every four months, showcasing disciplines as varied as African fashion and furniture to architecture, landscaping and public art. Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 to 18:00.”
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“This one is for the history buffs! This large museum contains mostly military-related records, journals, weapons and photographs that depict South Africa’s participation in large-scale conflicts. ”
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“Gandhi's home when he lived in Joburg from 1908 to 1909, as he was traveling extensively between Joburg, London and India, raising money and attention for Indian liberation. Beautifully restored and inspiring, the museum actually rents out rooms and conference space. ”
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“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 visited museums throughout the world remark at the interesting and unique approach to the main displays.”
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“If you want to work-out in an open area in stead of a gym, this park is ideal Less than 10km from the apartment, Emmarentia Dam and the surrounding botanical gardens provide a beautiful green space and recreational area for Joburgers and visitors alike. A popular weekend picnicking site, the park is also one of the best places to visit in Johannesburg to walk your dog, jog or ride a bike.”
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Theme Park Ride / Attraction
“SAB World of Beer is a museum of beer, and conference venue operated by South African Breweries; it is located in Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa. The museum has nearly 50,000 visitors a year. It is open for tours Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.”
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“Winner of numerous travel and education awards, the Science Bono Discovery Centre will capture your kids’ imagination and ignite a life-long love for science. Housed in a repurposed power station, find it on the corner of Miriam Makeba and President streets, Newtown, Johannesburg. It is close to other Newtown attractions such as the Market Theatre and World of Beer. Open 7 days a week. Contact: 011 639 8400 | Address: Cnr Miriam Makeba Street & President Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2107”
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“ Steam locomotives, penny farthings and ox-wagons will keep kids intrigued for hours. These exciting vehicles can be seen at the James Hall Museum of Transport in Johannesburg. This incredible establishment is the largest and most comprehensive museum of land and transport in South Africa. The James Hall Museum of Transport is a stop on the red city bus tour. Open Tuesdays to Fridays (09:00-17:00), Saturdays and Sundays (09:00-12:00, 13:00-16:00). Closed on Mondays, every third weekend of the month and 25 to 26 December. Contact: 011 435 9718 | Address: Pioneer Park, Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle”
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Memorial Site
“The Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre seeks to raise awareness of the evils of genocide with a particular focus on the Holocaust and the 1994 genocide in Rwanda; to serve as a memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust, all victims of Nazi Germany and the estimated 800,000 Tutsi victims of the Genocide in Rwanda; and to teach about the consequences of prejudice, racism, antisemitism, homophobia and xenophobia and the dangers of indifference, apathy, and silence to freedom and democracy.”
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“An intensely modern and edgy gallery that displays and curates some of the most interesting and bleeding edge art in South Africa. It has just opened up a Berlin gallery to keep a cultural exchange flowing between Africa and Europe”
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