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Set on a sloping ridge, gracious character-filled homes abound in the eastern Johannesburg suburb of Kensington. Large oak and jacaranda trees line the streets and the area has a number of excellent schools, a popular park and a vibrant café district.
Many of Kensington’s homes are historic, three of which are national heritage sites. The suburb has its own castle on the ridge and guest accommodation ranges from understated elegance to comfortable backpacker digs. A reflection of Kensington’s good standing is that it seems to attract lifelong residents.
Kensington’s location is ideal for anyone visiting Johannesburg as the drive into the city is a short 5km trip, national highways are nearby and two airports are within a 20km radius.
Top 8 reasons to visit Kensington
1. Purchase a map of the Kensington Heritage Walk created by the suburb’s community minded residents to appreciate Kensington’s fascinating architecture. The walk includes a visit to a Tibetan Buddhist... Show more
For those who are a little adventurous and enjoy the company of other travellers, you can decide to stay at a Backpackers. Often having to share a room with others as well as costs, it is incredibly inexpensive. Often the best choice for those who may be just passing through or will be occupied for the majority of their day. It comes with the most basic amenities and is often formed as part of a bar or similar establishment. Not recommended for those who want privacy, this is best suited for those who wouldn’t mind meeting various other interesting travellers.