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Johannesburg Zoo, Bensusan Photographic Museum, Sandton City, Hillbrow Tower, SAB World of Beer, Enoch Sontonga Memorial Park, Satyagraha House, Nelson Mandela Square, Moyo Restaurants, Newtown Cultural Precinct, Nelson Mandela Bridge, Johannesburg Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Brenthurst Gardens, Constitution Hill, Rand Easter Show, Apartheid Museum, Radium Beer Hall, Oriental Plaza, The Bag Factory, Standard Bank Gallery, ABSA Art Gallery, MuseuMAfricA
Nearby Medical School and Wits Medical School.
More info about Parktown
Not much of Victorian Parktown still exists, but the modern Parktown is characterised by a series of office blocks built in a range of architectural styles. Established in 1892, some of the history can be seen in the architecture that has survived urbanization and many of the old houses are being restored. Parktown used to be fenced off, and residents entered via a gate but now anybody can visit this interesting town. A walk through the town will see many renovations and monuments and different styles of houses. In the Wits School of Business grounds, was The Oval, a pasture where cows where brought every morning to graze. More than fifty homes were demolished to build the Johannesburg College of Education and the Pieter Roos Park used to be the centre of the elegant garden suburb of the Randlords. More houses were sacrificed for the M1 North which was built in 1975 in order to make... Show more