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Regarded as the fashion hub of Johannesburg, the inner city suburb of Braamfontein is fast becoming a hotspot for urban dwellers following various regeneration projects undertaken through a collaborative partnership between big business and the city... Show more

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Regarded as the fashion hub of Johannesburg, the inner city suburb of Braamfontein is fast becoming a hotspot for urban dwellers following various regeneration projects undertaken through a collaborative partnership between big business and the city.  

An explosion of clothing stores from high street fashion to hip-hop name brands, urban streetwear and trendy African designs has popped up over the years, attracting the youth and Millennials back into the suburb. With it came the chic restaurants, top nightclubs, tattoo parlours, gyms, a music scene, antique stores, comedy venues, street art and corner coffee shops.

Braamfontein is rich in history too, the 1880-dated cemetery is a national heritage site and holds graves of the composer of South Africa’s national anthem and martyrs of Mahatma Gandhi’s passive resistance movement.

One of Johannesburg’s most popular markets is located in Braamfontein.

 

Top 6 reasons to visit Braamfontein

1. Be entertained by the street events happening in Braamfontein, starting in Juta Street. View the street art on display, catch a comedy routine at a club, have a latté to go and see and be seen at the trendy fashion boutiques spread throughout the area. 

2. Take an African Contemporary dance class at the Joburg Theatre. These rhythm dance classes happen on Sunday afternoons. For the less active, the theatre conducts stimulating 1 hour backstage tours, Monday to Friday.

3. Visiting the Neighbourgoods Market on a Saturday is a must; the market traders offer farm fresh produce, speciality goods, unusual crafts and food from around the world. Sample African food from as far afield as Ethiopia.

4. The Origins Centre at Wits University is a cutting edge museum dedicated to man’s evolution. The centre has a vast fossil collection and original rock art. Audio guides are offered in 6 languages, open 7 days a week.

5. Nearby Constitution Hill holds great significance in South Africa’s... Show more