The tour explores Public Art, Urban Renewal and Heritage in the historic Newtown Precinct established at the turn of the 20th century. The Newtown Precinct is situated in downtown Johannesburg, has a distinctly cosmopolitan vibe. The tour starts at the Nelson Mandela Bridge and ends at Zurich Insurance Building on the south-western edge of the inner city. The focus of this tour is history, urban renewal and arts and culture.
First of all, it is important to notice that the Newtown Cultural Precinct has become the new trend area to visit. It is very entertaining thanks to three theaters, two art galleries and a flea market on Saturday mornings. It is actually the heart and soul of Johannesburg’s cultural landscape. A place where the creative arts are nurtured and celebrated.
It is also a very diverse neighborhood in its population. Since the mid 1900s, musicians, artists, poets and dancers, irrespective of race, gathered here, seeking relief from life under apartheid through creative expression. As a result, this past still leaves room for overflowing creativity and a very artistic atmosphere. When you want to go out at night in Johannesburg, look no further. Newtown Precinct is the ideal place. Creative Newtown will keep you endlessly entertained.
In this tour you will discover the place as ever. By visits of museums, parks, main bars, and therefore a discovery of an artistic district and very branch and incredible. Newtown Park – an unexpected splash of green – is perfect for more laid-back arts activities, and it’s a great place to have a picnic and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.
You will also visit the Nelson Mandela Bridge located at the heart of downtown Johannesburg. The area throbs with history, so keep your eyes peeled for the plaques, museums, and heritage tours.
Depart: 08:00 – 09:00
Departure from your hotel or guesthouse in the Johannesburg area.