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Johannesburg – Provincial Capital of Gauteng
Southern Africa’s largest and most vibrant city, Johannesburg generates more than 35% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product. The City boasts an abundance of professional and managerial talent, with close proximity to markets, energy resources and transportation networks and a sound commercial and financial infra-structure which makes the Johannesburg CBD the primary centre of the national economy. However, the City is as much a City of trees, as it is a City of Business, Sport and Culture. Johannesburg is truly a sunshine City built on Gold.
WHEN WAS JOHANNESBURG FOUNDED?
Who Was The City Named After?
Johan Rissik, who was the surveyor general sent to select a site for the village and Johannes Joubert, the mining commissioner sent to investigate the claims.
WHAT IS THE CITY’S ALTITUDE?
Johannesburg Public Holidays
New Years Day January 1
Human Rights Day March 21
Good Friday April 2
Family Day April 5
Freedom Day April 27
Workers Day May 1
Election Day June 2
Youth Day June 16
National Women’s Day August 9
Heritage Day September 24
Day of Reconciliation December 16
Christmas Day December 25
Day of Goodwill December 26
Johannesburg Things to do Out and about
Full and half day packages. The adventure packages include mountain biking, fly fishing, hiking, bird watching, game viewing, microlighting, river rafting/canoeing and horse trails.
African Game Walk & Braai
Hikewell Adventures. Daily departures from your hotel 08h30 return 17h00. You are cordially invited to join our experienced ranger on this 6 km walk into the regions. Largest nature reserve. Enjoy the unspoilt high veld scenery, with its excellent game viewing and photographic opportunities and savour a traditional braai. Booking essential.
(011) 893 2240
An educational park housing all farm animals, giving the city child the opportunity to experience farm life. Excellent braai facilities are available. Southvale Road, Parkdene.
(011) 899 4157
Spend a day with your children, playing with the animals and relaxing. Open 07h00-17h00 daily.
The totally upgraded Carlton Panorama. View that will thrill you from the top of the tallest building in Africa. The spectacular bird’s eye view from the 50th floor of the Carlton Centre is an ideal orientation experience for visitors to Johannesburg. See what make this city the most dynamic and industrially successful city in Africa .. the gateway to the whole Southern African region and the 4th largest growing city in the world. Hear and feel the rhythms of the nation as they set the tone for a total African experience. Entrance on the upper level of the Carlton Shopping centre, Commissioner Street.
(011) 331 1010
Conserv Tours (Game Drives)
30 minutes from Johannesburg. Day and night game drives and horse trails available on a game reserve boasting 3 of the Big Five. Team building, special functions, catering, hikes for the family and school programmes. A central booking and information office awaits your call 7 days a week.
(011) 957 0034
Explore the Hartebeespoort area on horseback and savour the fresh country air and awe-inspiring scenery.
Wander through South Africa’s premier Crafter’s marketplace. Leisurely explore the stalls of beautifully handcrafted items on display from over 100 talented crafters and artisans. Experience the love, pride, dedication and quality of their workmanship. The Crafters Marketplace is open 7 days a week for your shopping pleasure and convenience. The range of crafts available includes products made from wood, wrought iron, exotic papers, dyed materials, knitwear, wax, glass, fragrances, stone, pottery, dried plants,bronze and other materials. After you have experienced the Marketplace, relax on the balcony of Platters, The exclusive coffee shop at the Crafters Marketplace.
(011) 794 4810
Crocodile River Arts and Crafts Ramble.
Maps are available from Tourism Johannesburg (331 2041). This exciting event takes place the first weekend every month. Artists studios open, offering pottery, watercolours, oil painting, hand-woven garments, iron sculpture. A wonderfully relaxing experience. Luncheons are available at the Riverbend Studio (pizza baked in an outdoor oven), La Piqnique (French style picnic hampers) or continental country cooking from Millbank (Sunday lunch only)
Danielsrust Horse Trails
30 minutes from Johannesburg. Horse rides for novice and expert on well trained and groomed horses. Rides offered on both a farm and game reserve with an experienced guide. Many horse trail options available. Overnight hut available. Fun for all ages.
(011) 957 0034
Delta Park Environment Centre
A serene park with dams & a wide variety of bird life.
(011) 888 4831
De Wildt Cheetah Farm
An exciting outing. This breeding and research centre is open on Saturdays, tours take place at 09h00 and 13h30, and Tues – Thurs at 09h00. Booking essential. R65 per person.
(012) 504 1921
Disselboom Pleasure Resort
For a fun day with the family only 30 minutes from Johannesburg. “Foefie slide” over a stream, braai, take walks, camping and caravan area available. Visit the farm yard or go for an ox-wagon ride.
(011) 957 0045
Elephant Hide, Crafts, Curios & Farm Stall
Right in the heart of busy Sandton, set in a tranquil, lush garden with Egyptian Geese, an authentic thatched house. You can relax, have a cup of tea and watch the creation of traditional Ndebele bead work. Buy all your curios, gifts and farm stall products at excellent prices. 162 Corlett Drive, Bramley.
(011) 440 6223/2869. Fax (011) 440 1711
Emmarentia Dam (Jan Van Riebeeck Park)
Part of the Braamfontein Spruit, adjoining the Johannesburg Botanical Garden. An active sailing club caters for yachtsmen, canoeists, board sailors, scuba divers and model boat enthusiasts. Open daily.
(011) 407 6111
Entabeni Game Reserve
Entabeni “Place of the mountain” is located in the Waterberg 2 to 3 hours away from Johannesburg. A serene encounter with nature at its best awaits you wit upmarket accommodation and attentive service. This is combined with fantastic game viewing and nature trails including the unique Eugene Marais Cycads in their original habitat. Stay in either a Tree Lodge, Lakeside Lodge or one of the Ravine Lodges each with its own exclusive character and breathtaking vista of indigenous bush, placid waters or majestic mountains.
(011) 675 0609
Flora Farm Garden Village
Honeydew Road West, North Riding.
(011) 795 3653
Visit the flower market for an unusual morning. Sit in on flower auctions, buy cut flowers from wholesalers and marvel at the large selection of pot plants. A profusion of bright colours – chrysanthemums, gladioli, proteas, larkspurs, lilies, roses, delphiniums and gypsophila
(011) 836 9967
Footloose Trout Farm
The place to be for a relaxed family outing. The sound of running water, the thatch umbrellas with braai facilities providing a cool respite from the hot Highveld sun, all compliment the feeling of being out in the country, away from the hustle and bustle. the thirteen dams on the farm are well stocked with trout (dams), carp, barbell and bass (5 dams), these providing a great source of excitement for the youngster testing the waters for the very first time and the “old timer” who comes for a quiet hour or two to the waters edge.
(011) 464 2201/2
Forum Bird Park
More than 100 species of indigenous and exotic birds. Picnic and swimming facilities. Hartebeespoortdam.
Gemstone Scratch Patch
77 Salvia Road corner Maple, Kyalami.
A treasure chest of glittering, multicolored jewels! Over 24 varieties of semi precious stones are to be found in this scratch patch. Open from 10h00-17h00 Tues- Sun and all public holidays.
(011) 702 1553
A profusion of colour and fragrances makes a trip to this nursery very worthwhile. A superb tea garden is also housed on the premises.
(011) 957 2046
Gold Reef City
Built around No 14 Shaft of Crown Mines, the City is designed to be an authentic reproduction of Johannesburg at the turn of the Century. This is apparent by the number of fully furnished miners houses, the museum exhibits, and the various gold mining artefacts that one can see everywhere, for example, the fireplace in the Schwartz jewellery stores comes from the home of Barney Barnato, and the door of that store is from the home of Solly Joel.
A train circles the park with free rides for everyone, enabling a quick perusal of the facilities.
Street buskers amble along the quaint streets joined by the merry sounds of the penny whistler. There are many shops all of which are decorated in the “old” style of “brookie lace,” with pressed ceilings. There is a “turn of the Century” hotel where the style of the era is reproduced and the same “old” feel extends to the costumes of the staff was well as the style of the restaurants and bars.
Gold Reed City Tribal Dancers ; The team which consists of some 16 professional dancers, men and women is probably the only full time troupe in the Country. They appear twice daily during the week, and three times daily at weekends. In addition to these performances certain members perform the popular Gum boot Dance and give a Marimba Show.
Underground visit : Take the Cage to the 5th level at a depth of some 220 metres below the surface, and you will have come down number 14 shaft, which in 1916 held the World Shaft Sinking record, when the sinking team drilled and blasted 77.5 metres through quartzite in 30 days. No 14 shaft was part of what was in its day, the richest gold mine in the world having produced some 1.4 million kilograms of gold from the Kimberly Reef. This record was held until recently as 1978, when the record was overtaken by West Driefontein. Walking through the now peaceful underground passages it is difficult to imagine that in it’s heyday the Crown Mine complex was the work place of some 30 000 people who mined a massive total of 360 000 of ore a month. The preservation of the historic No 14 Shaft was the beginning of Gold Reef City. It is a worthy memorial to all those who worked so hard to provide the prosperity that the Reef shows today.
Gold Pour : Every day on the hour a gold bar is smelted in an “arc” furnace and then cast into a bullion bar.
Closed on Mondays.
(011) 496 1600
Greensleeves Medieval Kingdom
Krugersdorp. Picture yourself at a true Medieval Banquet – rollicking bawdy fun, mouth watering fare and a right royal good time for all. Enjoy Friar Tuck’s spit roast buffet during winter, around roaring log fires. Elizabethan picnic buffet – choose and pack your own picnic hamper from a wonderful choice of goodies, and then enjoy it in our Enchanted Forest or seated in Merlin’s Cave.
(011) 956 6300
Heia Safari Ranch
Untamed Africa 45 km from Johannesburg. Game roam in natural surrounding. Spend an evening in a Zulu kraal. On Sundays watch the Mzumba Dancers performing age-old legends accompanied by throbbing drums and chanting women. Also a traditional SA braai around the pool. Booking is essential.
(011) 659 0605
Horse Racing – The Jockey Club of Southern Africa.
Frequent races take place at the Turffontein. Gosforth Park and New Market Race Courses.
(011) 683 9283
Carlton Centre, Commissioner Street, Johannesburg. Skates can be hired. Great fun for the whole family.
(011) 331 2641
Idube Wildlife Trails
(011) 888 3713
A home for South African and international jewellery manufacturers, diamond cutters and associated industries. 240 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
Thomas Bowler Street, Roosevelt Park Ext. The gardens were started in 1969 and cover 365 acres. The gardens include a bonsai garden, herb garden, medical and literary garden and a 24 acre rose garden, believed to be the largest rose garden in the world.
(011) 782 0517
The City’s oldest park, granted by the Volksraad in 1887. Bordered by Wolmarans, King George and Twist Streets, as well as the Johannesburg Art gallery and conservatory.
(011) 407 6802
Hikes on a Sunday.
(011) 659 1934/1298/886 0123
Kroomdraai Conservancy Hiking Tails
One day hike – only guided hikes offered. 30 minutes from Johannesburg. Hikes set off to a lime mine, fossil site, swim in crystal clear water at Rabbboni Dam, then proceed to tour the Rainbow Trout Farm where hikers are shown the working of the farm. Hikers are invited to “Foefie” slide over a river then off to view a natural spring and visit an archaeological site. An unforgettable tour of the Wonder Cave, and re-live a short ride on an authentic Ox-wagon en route back.
(011) 957 0241
Krugersdorp Game Reserve
The 1400 ha reserve hosts a wide variety of game including – baboons, lion, rhino, kudu, giraffe and zebra. The recreation area has two swimming pools, braai facilities, lapas and a children’s playgournd. Accommodation in the reserve is available in either the caravan park or rondavels.
(011) 953 1770
Lesedi Cultural Village
Set in the rural Bushveld, yet less than an hours drive from Johannesburg, Lesedi Cultural Village offers a taste of Africa with a difference. Lesedi is a collection of traditional family units housing the elders, wives and children from a variety of colourful Southern African tribes. In each village, a few huts have been set aside for you, the visitor, with all the comforts of modern amenities. At Lesedi, place of “light”, you are invited to be the guest of a traditional family and to share in their rich culture.
(01220) 51 394
Lion Safari Park
This magnificent park is located just 30kms North of Johannesburg and comprises 200 hectares of grassland and forests. Many species of game are visible from the game trails which meander through the park and are suitable for all vehicles. The actual lion area consists of six well fenced camps in which various pride of lions live and breed. More than 50 lions live here and there are nearly always lions cubs to be seen. In addition to the wild life there is a well stocked restaurant and curio shop plus braai facilities. A children’s petting area for the more domesticated animals is a new feature. The Lion Safari Park is open every day from 09h00-17h00.
(011) 460 1814
See the White Stallions go through their paces in an indoor arena. Every Sunday at 11h00. Booking at Computicket / Tickets available at the door.
(011) 702 2103
Margaret Roberts Herb Farm
Broederstroom. Open to the public on Wednesdays only. A spicy outing, both entertaining and educational. Group visits and workshops take place on a set basis.
(012) 504 1729
Judith Road, Emmarantia. Declared a nature reserve in 1959. The vegetation is indigenous to the Witwatersrand. An archaeological site of great interest, as relics of the Stone Age have been found ( approx. 100 000 B.C) Two Iron Age furnaces have also been discovered and preserved in the reserve. It is open every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from September to May.
(011) 888 4831
At the time of the Gold Rush, black workers were drawn to the Golden City in their thousands. They were mostly migrant workers, who lived in the compounds and made their own entertainment mainly be dancing and singing. Mine dancing may be seen when visiting Gold Reef City, Heia Safari Ranch or a working mine.
(011) 496 1600
Musical Fountains – Randburg Waterfront
A 50 metre long fountain, waving water patterns up to 30 metres high through 1000 nozzles – and all to the sound of music performances, nightly.
(011) 789 5052
Historical farm set in tranquil surroundings. Sumptuous Sunday lunches are served, booking essential.
(011) 957 2030
Pilanesburg Game Reserve
The Park encompasses a great tract of wild bush that covers the world’s largest alkaline ring-complex – a geological feature of volcanic origin. It contains the Big Five, which include the newly acquired herd of young elephant. Guided Game drives on open vehicles are available. Adjacent to Sun City.
(011) 465 5423/8
Rosettenville Road Ext, La Rochelle. Transport Museum, Musical Fountains, Santarama Miniland, miniature train rides for children, swimming pool, Wemmerpan Rowing Club, restaurant, picnic and braai area.
(011) 435 9718
Rainbow Trout Farm
Trout fishing and fun for the family. Only 30 minutes drive from Johannesburg. Fish in abundance. Use your own tackle or hire tackle. Kiosk, picnic and braai area. Open 6 day s a week, closed Mondays.
(011) 957 0034
Randburg Waterfront, compared favourably with Waterfront complexes around the world, offers a relaxed harbour-like setting fringing a man-made lake fed by the Jukskei River. It is a Pandora’s box of pleasant surprises with over 30 restaurants and pubs catering for tastes from the casual to the sophisticated. Over 40 specialist retail stores catering for every need. Water sports are well provided for by the free-flowing water of the lake where one can paddle boat among the ducks, scuba dive and water-ski. For the adrenaline junkies, experience the thrill of our go-kart or bungee rocket caterpult rides. Children are well catered for at the Waterfront with 10 Nu-Metro cinemas and a very large entertainment area boasting a carousel, laserquest, ferriswheel, the continents most advanced Ten Pin Bowling centre and a 36 hole Adventure Golf Course. One also has the opportunity to visit the Harbour Flea Market – with over 360 stalls offering a variety of items from clothing to ethnic crafts. The Liquid Fireworks Musical Spectacular provides nightly performances at 19h30 and 20h30. Randburg Waterfront – Where the World Meets.
Tel: (011) 789 5052
Fax: (011) 789 5033
Recreation Africa Leisure Industry
(011) 957 2099
Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve
A game farm situated only 30 mins from Johannesburg. Great for family outings. Come and see 3 of the big five and visit our predator camp – lion and cheetah, crocodile pool. Over 700 head of game. Accommodation is available, kiosk, curio shop, picnic area, swimming pool, pub and game drives etc.
The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve is a privately owned game reserve, situated in the Kromdraai Conservancy. The reserve covers an area of approximately one thousand hectares. Good gravel roads traverse the area and take visitors to excellent vantage points from where one can look down on the picturesque Kromdraai valley. On a typical game drive the visitor should be able to view more than 20 different species of game including white rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and lion. Open daily from 08h00 – 17h00. Pre booking for game drives and overnight accommodation essential.
(011) 957 0109
Grade 1 and 2 rapids, only one hour from Johannesburg. Specially designed inflatable rafts renowned for their safety, comfort and stability are used, ensuring that the trip is suitable for all ages.
River Tours & Wine Tasting
A one day wine route combing the best of the Vaal and the best of South African wines to give a unique blend of fun and entertainment. This rafting experience will take you through a secluded, scenic bush environment along the river, with grade 1 & 2 rapids. No previous experience is necessary.
(011) 803 9775
Rowing on Zoo Lake
Zoo Lake is just off Jan Smuts Avenue. Spend a lazy afternoon on the lake. Restaurant open daily except Monday.
(011) 646 807
Sandton Walks, birdlife, Trails & Nature Walks
(011) 803 9132/9300
Built to a scale of 1:25, it depicts in miniature many historical and modern features of South Africa. Restaurant facilities and souvenir shops. Open daily from 10h00-17h00.
(011) 435 0543
The first coffee shop in Soweto, Soweto Cappuccino (best-service-taste). Dr Fingertips Beauty Centre, 111787 Mtipa Street, Orlando West Ext, Soweto. Mon-Sun, 08h30 – 18h00.
(011) 682 1139 or 936 1998/9
Steam Train Trips
For more information please contact :-
(012) 46 5988 Hartebeespoort Steam Train
(011) 640 4739 Historic Transport Association
(011) 773 9238 Magalies Valley Steamer
(011) 888 1154/5 Magaliesburg Express
Situated on a dolomite hillock in the Isaac Edwin Stegman Nature Reserve. Regarded by scientists as one of the world’s anthropological treasure houses. It was here that Dr Robert Broom discovered Mrs Ples (Plesianthropus Transvaalis). Open Tues-Sun 09h00-16h00. Guided tours every half hour. Visit the Robert Broom Museum. See the museum section for more details.
(011) 956 6342
Transvaal Snake Park
Halfway House. Demonstrations Mon-Fri at 11h00 & 15h00. Saturday 11h00, 14h00,15h00 and 16h00. Sunday and public holidays 11h00 – 16h00 weather permitting. Sunday – Python demonstration 14h30 & 16h30. Home to the largest collection of predominantly African snakes. Open from 09h00-16h00. Closed Christmas Day. Curio Shop.
(011) 805 3116
Houghton Drive, Houghton. An 18ha park made up of two rocky ridges with a profusion of indigenous plants. Four plant houses and numerous signposted walking paths. Guided tours available. Open 10h00 – 17h00 daily. Visitors are advised to view the park in Groups.
(011) 407 6111 (Parks Dept.)
Tumbletown is an indoor adventure park for young children, complete with jumping castles, ball ponds, tunnels and obstacle courses. There are separate sections for very little ones and disabled children are most welcome. Tea-rooms are available for parents. These venues may be hire for birthday parties. Ages : Toddlers to 10years
(011) 450 2174
Guided hiking trails through a nature reserve along the banks of the Magalies River. Boating and swimming facilities.
(0142) 77 1301/5
Witwatersrand National Botanical Gardens
Malcolm Street, Poortview, Roodepoort.
(011) 958 1750
Only 30minutes drive from Johannesburg. Visit a 2,2 billion year old cave with spectacular formations. Guided tours offered every day of the week by well trained and competent guides. No crawling or bending. Kiosk and curio shop.
(011) 957 0106
Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkview. Open daily 08h30 – 17h30
Pack a picnic basket and spend a relaxing day strolling through the zoo’s 54 hectares of beautifully landscaped gardens. The Zoo offers a variety of tours to entertain, educate and enthral you. Personalised buggy tours; night tours – see and learn more about nocturnal animals beliefs, legends and facts; behind the scenes tours where off stage activities are on view i.e the hospital, kitchens and food preparation.
(011) 646 2000
Shopping Malls :
(011) 907 9400ontact detail
(011) 616 6714
Bedford Shopping Centre
(011) 622 1840
(011) 786 0538
(011) 678 5306
Carlton Shopping Centre & Smal Street Mall
(011) 331 1010
Eastgate Shopping Centre
(011) 616 2209
East Rand Mall
(011) 823 1110
(011) 465 6095
Highgate Shopping Centre
(011) 474 2124/5
Hyde Park Corner
(011) 325 4340
(011) 646 4916
Northcliff CentreVillage Walk Shopping Centre
(011) 782 5253
(011) 794 1687
Mutual Square – Rosebank
(011) 788 1130
(011) 838 6752
(011) 678 7553
(011) 678 7553
(011) 788 5530
Sandton City Shopping Centre
(011) 783 7413
(011) 784 2750
Sanlam Centre – Randburg
(011) 889 9839
(011) 942 1061
The Firs Rosebank
(011) 442 3326
Village Walk Shopping Centre
(011) 783 4620/1
Waterfront – Randburg
(011) 789 5052
Flea Markets and Craft Markets :-
Michael Mount Organic Market
Browse for gorgeous hand made gifts or sit down to a light supper on the moonlight market nights.
(011) 706 3671
Norscot Manor Market
From porcelain to rugs, from flowers to pates.
(082) 568 0558
Hand smocked clothes and supplies.
(011) 447 1009
Doll Collectors Fair
The Fair is the largest and most popular of its kind in Southern Africa. Exhibits include antique, modern reproductions and original limited edition dolls from leading local and international artists. There is also a wide range of accessories and teddy bears.
(011) 828 7901
Big and brilliant, you can find absolutely everything your heart desires from hundreds of stalls. Rooftop Market, Rosebank. Rivonia Market, Cloister Shopping Centre. Hillfox Market, Hillfox power station.
(011) 442 4488
Collectibles from dealers around South Africa. Sandton Sun Towers and Intercontinental.
(011) 646 8320
Collectors Book and Doll Fair
Antique jewellery, silver, porcelain, clocks, watches, dolls as well as a range of collectible and used books. Rooftop market, Rosebank – Second Sunday of every month.
(011) 442 4488
Randburg Waterfront. Open every day.
(011) 886 0208
Hospice Flea Market
Loads of gifts and goodies – all in the name of a good cause. Open every Sunday.
(011) 442 4488
Irene Village Market
Country atmosphere with 250 stalls of antique, ceramics, clothing, leatherwork, African Art, candles, jewellery, painted fabric, pewterware and more.
(012) 667 1659
Magnolia Craft Market
Arts and crafts made and sold by the artist. First Saturday of month.
(012) 98 1557
Market Theatre Arts and Crafts Market
Open every Saturday. Selling a large array of fine African craft from every corner of the continent.
(011) 832 1641
African curio sellers
Antiques and Collectibles Fair
Specialist dealers from across the country display their wares. Sunnyside Park Crowne Plaza, Parktown. Last Sunday of the month.
(011) 447 1884
Bruma Flea Market World
With 600 stalls and the children will be kept busy at Kids World. Always something happening, whether it be live music or magicians.
(011) 648 1310. Monday – Sunday
Balfour Flea Market
200 stalls offering a large variety of goods, pony rides, live and kiddies entertainment. Every Sunday. Balfour Park Shopping Centre, Cor Athol Road and Johannesburg Road, Highlands North.
(011) 882 2055
Benoni Plaza Flea Market
100 stalls offering clothing, handicrafts, artwork, jewellery, live entertainment. Every Saturday. 8h30-15h00
(011) 648 1310
Chinese Trade Fair Market
180 stalls. Take-away food, live entertainment, children’s playground, beer garden, tea garden. Open every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday. 09h00-17h00
(011 963 1101
The Courtyard Market
Objects d’art, collectibles and antiques in a Victorian warehouse. Every Saturday. The Village, 60 Tyrone Ave, Parkview.
(011) 646 8320
Dion Centre Flea Market
Entertainment every Saturday. Off Voortrekker and Austell Streets, Alberton.
Flea Market World
Big, diverse market. Non-stop entertainment includes Zulu and gumboot dancers, buskers and musicians.
(011) 648 1310
Garden World Craft Market
Operated from a converted shade house with background music, more than 60 different crafts, children’s playground, tea garden set in picturesque gardens. Garden World Nursery, DF Malan Drive, Honeydew.
(011) 678 8077
Germiston Arts and Crafts Market
First and last Saturday of every month. Opposite Post Office, President Street, Germiston.
(011) 827 9628
Hatfield Plaza Upmarket Flea Market
Sundays and Public Holidays. 09h15-16h30. Boasting 300 stalls.
(012) 342 3769
Horison View Flea Market
Sundays 09h00-16h00. Roodepoort Technical College, off Ontdekkers Road.
(011) 664 6928
5 Great Places to see in London England
Are you within the mist of coming up with a visit to London, England? If therefore, you will already understand which popular landmarks you want to go to. After all, a visit to the City of London isn’t complete without viewing the Buckingham Palace, taking a tour of the Houses of Parliament, or riding the London Eye. With that said, don’t rule out everyday activities. Even if you are traveling on a budget and have limited money for souvenirs, still checkout the great retailers listed below.
1– The Portobello Road Market
The Portobello Road Market is one in every of the planet’s largest antique markets. It’s located within the Kensington and Chelsea neighborhoods of London.
On Saturdays, when the market is open, you’ll find rows and rows of booths setup by antique dealers and different vendors. Accessible for sale you can find a big selection of products, including clothes, crafts, books, and art. Although the Portobello Road Market is only open on the weekends, nearby retailers are open all week long.
2 – The LK Bennett
Whether you are trying to get a new try of shoes or if you want to browse one of the most effective stores in London, a stop at LK Bennett is suggested. The LK Bennett is store located on 130 Long Acre close to the Covent Garden neighborhood. It comes highly rated and recommended by people who love fashion.
Available for sale, you will find a massive selection of designer-like shoes. These shoes embody mules, boots, high heels, flats, and much a lot of. Also, out there is a small choice of garments, many of which match great with their shoes. A friendly staff member can facilitate your, no matter your intent to make a sale.
3 – New Age Mysteries
New Age Mysteries is found at 9 Monmouth Street within the Covent Garden neighborhood. Although not your common prime rated search, it’s popular among both tourists and residents.
At New Age Mysteries, you’ll find a massive choice of books on some of the foremost attention-grabbing topics, together with the paranormal. Self-facilitate books, encyclopedias, and Feng Shui books are all standard buys. If you intend to visit this look, call ahead and schedule a crystal ball, tarot card, or numerology reading. They are obtainable for a little fee, but only by appointment.
Whistles is a standard, however unique clothing search located at 12 St. Christopher’s Place. It’s thought-about a must visit for any feminine who encompasses a aptitude for fashion.
Inside, you will notice garments that seem to be designer, but are much a lot of affordable. In reality, that’s why Whistles was created. The designer wanted all women in London to achieve access to beautiful clothes, without having to pay thousands of bucks to do so. Don’t worry though, these clothes are trendy, however ready-to-wear.
5 – The Piccadilly Market
The Piccadilly Market could be a hidden treasure. Why? Because of its location. Many are unaware that the St. James Church hosts this market.
At the Piccadilly Market, you will find antiques and alternative collectibles out there for sale on Tuesdays. From Wednesday to Saturday, you will find a massive assortment of arts and crafts. Even if you have got no intention of creating a buying deal, return and take a peek around.
As reminder, the five higher than mentioned London shop are just some of your options. Whether or not it’s for clothes, home decor, or souvenirs, you’ve got thousands of selections.
Three History Museums in London Reviewed
Are you designing a visit to London, England? Although the Buckingham Palace and the London Tower Bridge are all considered must visit attractions, you should partake in one activity. That activity is learning about the history of London and the United Kingdom. The good news is that you can do this in one of the many London area history museums.
Since you do have a number of history museums to choose from, you’ll be wondering which ones are price the visit. Continue reading on to find out.
1 – The Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War museum is located on Lambeth Road. Unlike several different history museums, this museum is excellent for individuals of all ages. In fact, kids have been known to love the experience. Aside from the permanent and temporary displays, fun activities are planned for both youngsters and adults on a frequently scheduled basis.
As for what you’ll realize within, you will definitely be amazed. There is a large exhibit space dedicated solely to life-sized war memorabilia. You may find military weapons, including a Mark V Tank from 1919, naval weapons, and air weapons. Several are from World War I and II. Different exhibits highlight wars since 1945, crimes against humanity, the secret war, and an art gallery is also onsite.
As for what guests have to mention concerning the Imperial War Museum, many enjoyed the life-size displays. Others commented on the actual fact that this museum highlights both the tragedies and triumphs of war.
2 – Winston Churchill’s Britain at War Museum
The Winston Churchill’s Britain at War Museum is found on Tooley Street. Although open daily, this museum is thought for its short hours, thus verify openings before creating the trip.
When you step into the Winston Churchill’s Britain at War Museum, you may learn simply what it absolutely was wish to be in the center of a war, particularly World War II. Aside from the popular bombed department store and air raid shelters, you can browse, hear, and examine items of historical importance. These embody recent radio broadcasts from Winston Churchill, wax models, newspaper clippings, films, and a lot of.
This museum is also known for catering to both individuals and families. Youngsters are inspired to check their information of the war once a visit. They will do therefore with free worksheets.
In nowadays’s society, we tend to rarely have a firm understanding on wartime. For those residing in the United States, the wars fought these days are fought on foreign soil. Therefore, if you are an American visiting London, a stop to the Winston Churchill’s Britain at War Museum may be a should visit. Due to the extent of reality, it will be an experience that you never forget.
3 – The Houses of Parliament
The Houses of Parliament are located at Westminster Road. Although not forever referred to as a museum, a visit will leave feeling as if you just stepped outside of 1. The solely difference is that you don’t must pay to get in, as admission is free.
As for the way the Houses of Parliament are important to the history of London, it is here that the British government operated, for over 90 years! There is a lot of history within this establishment. Not solely ought to you view this lovely landmark from the skin, but from the within additionally. You’ll notice the Crypt Church, Members Lobbies, and Westminster Hall.
As for what guests have to mention, several suggest going within. However, if the wait is long, a view from the surface ought to be enough to please you, because it did with several previous visitors. When standing outside, you may see Big Ben and several different historical landmarks in the background.
As a recap, the Houses of Parliament, the Winston Churchill’s Britain at War Museum, and therefore the Imperial War Museum are 3 historical museums in London that come back highly rated and suggested. For other museums, including those that specialize in art, please consult a printed travel guide or the net.