29 January
Braamfontein Walking Tour


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About the Tour

Braamfontein used to be a highveld farm and is now a bustling suburb of Johannesburg.  It was known as the unlucky farm as it was so close to the gold reef, but not one ounce of gold was found on Braamfontein farm itself. Today, Braamfontein is home to a university, a Catholic church, art galleries and museums, public art and graffiti, municipal buildings, the Nelson Mandela Bridge and numerous coffee shops, clubs and restaurants. Our walking tour traces the history and regeneration of this suburb where you can soak up the vibe of the students and young professionals who hang out here.

We depart Seattle Coffee Co. at 09h30. It’s located at 19 Ameshoff Street in Braamfontein, and there is plenty of street parking (with informal car guards) outside Seattle and along Ameshoff Street. Don’t forget to arrive a little early if you’d like to order a take-away coffee before we leave. From there, we’ll enjoy a walk around Braamfontein ending at The Playground just before 12h30 (for those who would like to visit), or back at Seattle Coffee Co. by 12h30 for those who need to get home.