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Johannesburg Zoo, Bensusan Photographic Museum, SAB World of Beer, Hillbrow Tower, Satyagraha House, Enoch Sontonga Memorial Park, Sandton City, Nelson Mandela Square, Moyo Restaurants, Newtown Cultural Precinct, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Nelson Mandela Bridge, Constitution Hill, Brenthurst Gardens, Apartheid Museum, Radium Beer Hall, Oriental Plaza, The Bag Factory, Standard Bank Gallery, ABSA Art Gallery, MuseuMAfricA
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 a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.