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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.

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Nairobi, Kenya
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105 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Newtown Cultural Precinct, in downtown Johannesburg, has a distinctly cosmopolitan vibe; and underlying its trendy coffee shops, restaurants, art galleries and clubs is the same avant-garde attitude that made it a hot-bed of protest theatre, music and poetry during the apartheid-era.

Thank hikwam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My hotel was not to far from this area it was a decent spot had some spots to shop amd get some gifts but watch were you are walking it can turn from a ok side to a very bad side of town very quickly watch you wallet or purse and stay close to security

Thank Hunter G
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

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 

Thank Waldney C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 8 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.

Thank 408renatac
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank Darci K
Sandton,South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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.

Thank Gilda18
Budapest, Hungary
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank trollreign
Pretoria, South Africa
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56 reviews
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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.

Thank johnhart2016
Treviso, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 959 helpful votes
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.

Thank olivehoover
Johannesburg, South Africa
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74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 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.

Thank Joanita R

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