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Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
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The spirit of the city

They are renewing this part of town and there are new market fair, bars, stores... worth the visit and take a look in what it is happening there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
408renatac
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place seems little bit down and the workers lazy, but there you can understand many things over the SA history. The influence and life of Mahatma Gandhi there, he has lived there for 10 years. It is well documented and showed there all the Firsts of the Johannesburg: The settlement, the mining, the government, etc If you have two... More 

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Thank Waldney C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

They are renewing this part of town and there are new market fair, bars, stores... worth the visit and take a look in what it is happening there.

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Thank 408renatac
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Only thing worth seeing here is the Workhouse. Don't go on a Monday, much is closed. Maybe it's better than it was but....didn't feel too safe walking around. Museums quite a distance from mall area.

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Thank Darci K
Sandton,South Africa
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38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

There is a revival in Newtown and it's exciting to see. A great commercial development with hotel, restaurants and shops. Rather special shops with the centre showcasing South African designers. Lahduma is one of them. The Potato Shed is a great restaurant to see and eat at. There is underground safe parking. Go and take a look.

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Thank Gilda18
Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Newtown is an area definitely worth visiting. The SAB World of Beer is a world-class attraction, if you like beer you have to go there. Museum Africa is a nice museum (or will be, once it's finished, currently it looks like a weird mixture of a museum and a storage building). There is the Sci-Bono centre here also. Two of... More 

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Thank trollreign
Pretoria, South Africa
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Visited Newtown for a tour of the workers' museum. We had an excellent in-house tour guide, Sheila, who, one could see thoroughly enjoyed her role. Thankfully this compound has been preserved thus allowing us to witness exactly how workers lived long ago. Well worth a visit. Safe parking.

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Thank johnhart2016
Treviso, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I would like o suggest at lovers to go to Newtown. Some artists made nice statues close to the street or at a square. Furthermore the old great buildings remind us the story and he changes of Joburg. nb: the zone is a litle bit dodgy.

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Thank olivehoover
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Newtown has been upgraded and offers a brand new shopping mall. While strolling through Newtown you can still see some old buildings and get closer to art and a touch of Africa. Ample parking is available in front of Museum Africa and the car guards ensure that it is a safe place to leave your car.

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Thank Joanita R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great experience of history as well as current new South Africa vibe. Greatly improved and renovated.

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Thank Philip V
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Newtown in Johannesburg is a hip & happening area. There are lots of live music venues (some pretty good jazz cubs), restaurants and bars

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