Newtown Tours and Activities
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Newtown is a neighborhood in the center of Johannesburg, and it has been the focus of redevelopment efforts in recent years. Originally called “The Brickfields,” as brick-making was the primary industry, the neighborhood was burned to the ground in 1904 – on purpose. The reason given was to stop the spread of the plague. Later that year, as the area was being redeveloped, it was given the name of Newtown.
Today, Newtown is home to some important Johannesburg attractions, such as MuseumAfrica, Market Theatre, and Mary Fitzgerald Square.
Newtown is in the western part of Johannesburg, and the new Nelson Mandela Bridge makes access to the neighborhood easier.
Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Newtown
Johannesburg(New York of Africa) in South Africa is the second largest city in Africa, in 2016 there were 4.94 million people living in the City of Johannesburg. Joburg, or Jozi as some prefer to call it, offers visitors an experience as unique and diverse as the city itself. Whether you are on business, in search of a cultural encounter, an adrenaline rush or simply want to relax and unwind for a few days, the city of Johannesburg has everything you’re looking for and more! History. Settlement of Johannesburg began in 1886, when gold was discovered in the Witwatersrand by an Australian prospector named George Harrison. The discovery spurred a feverish gold rush as fortune hunters from all over the world descended on the area.
Our tour is the best way to discover the city centre and know more about the places of significant history and see some of the areas you can't visit on your own and here you experience the city from the local perspective and our guides are very good at making the clients happy all the time making sure that the clients explore the city and are safe through out and they are also very good walking companions who are happy to share the history, culture and life of of the city as a whole
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Early morning …as you get ready for this long but fun day ahead; we explore the history, architecture, the culture and museums of the vibrant City of Gold (Johannesburg). This tour will give you an overall history about South Africa’s history. We will visit various attractions in both Johannesburg and Soweto.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Newtown?
The best ways to experience Newtown are:
- Johannesburg City of Gold Tour
- Johannesburg City Centre Tour
- Johannesburg and Soweto Full Day Tour (8 -9 hours Tour)
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