10/01/2017 - 00:00

The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation has released all the details for its Heritage Weekend coming up on 30 September and 1 October. Download the full programme below. Here is a quick list of the tours on offer:

30 September 2017 - Morning Session

  • Forest Town Walking Tour: Nestled between its more imposing neighbours, Forest Town has some of the earliest and finest examples of suburban architecture in Johannesburg.10h00 to 13h00
  • The Shifting Landscape Illustrated Talk: Joburg is uncomfortable with permanence, and in a mere 131 years our City has undergone startling changes. We explore what has gone, what has survived, and what may be in an illustrated talk. 10h30-11h30
  • Emoyeni to Villa Arcadia Walking Tour We explore Parktown’s grandest mansions, from Emoyeni to Villa Arcadia via the gardens of the Church of Latter Day Saints. 11h00 to 14h00


30 September 2017 - Afternoon Session

  • The View House Tour: The View is Parktown’s oldest surviving mansion, and is home to the Transvaal Scottish. Be amazed at its beautifully restored interiors, and the artefacts of one of the City’s most illustrious regiments. 12h00 to 14h30
  • In The Attic Classroom Children’s Tour: Join us in an Edwardian attic classroom and experience what school was like 100 years ago. 14h00 to 15h00
  • The Rand Club Walking Tour: We explore the magnificent architecture of the financial district before entering the splendid Rand Club. Hear about its history and be amazed by its opulent interiors, and then enjoy a drink at the longest bar counter on the continent! 14h45 to 17h00
  • African Jim Screening Described as “The first film to express the black experience in the City of Gold”, this 1949 film vividly portrays the City we love. 15h30 to 16h30


1 October 2017 - Morning Session

  • The Baker Tradition Walking Tour We explore Baker’s contribution in a series of homes, starting at Pilrig and ending with glorious Northwards. A highlight along the way is Baker’s own home, Stone House. 09h00 to 12h00
  • Killarney Style Walking Tour: The product of New York born Isidore Schlesinger, Killarney oozes style – whether in Schlesinger’s own home, Whitehall Court, or the remarkable art deco apartments that succeeded it. 09h30 to 12h00
  • The Wilds Walking Tour Joburg’s most beautiful park has a new champion – artist James Delaney guides us through his 67 Owls project in this historic green space. 10h30 to 12h30
  • Romantic Northwards House Tour As enchanting as José Dale Lace herself, and designed to be seen and to entertain, Northwards is a commanding presence on the Parktown Ridge. The garden is delightful, the reception rooms beautifully furnished, and it is all in immaculate condition. 11h15 to 13h30


1 October 2017 - Afternoon Session

  • Plunge Down the Ridge Walking Tour Experience the dramatic drop from Wynford Eagle high above Parktown Ridge to Le Thalonet, Winstead and House Schneider. 14h00 to 16h30
  • Then & Now Bus Tour Though our bus will be stopping on Memory Lane, we will not permit ourselves to wallow in nostalgia - this tour not only explores the lost and forgotten, but also celebrates the reclaimed and renewed! Our itinerary includes the retail palaces on Pritchard Street, art deco edifices of Jeppe Street, Somerset House, the Herbert Baker School of Music, and a few surprising additions to the City’s streetscape. This is a bus tour not to be missed! 14h00 to 16h30
  • Joburg on Film Screening A celebration of a century of our City on celluloid, in a series of remarkable newsreels, adverts, and amateur footage. 15h00 to 16h00


The Then & Now photographic exhibition will be exploring how our City has changed over the past 131 years, and patrons will be able to refresh and recover at our marvellous tea garden.

The more you explore, the less you pay! Book for 1 tour and pay R70. Book for 2 tours and pay R120. Book for 3 tours and pay R150

For more information e-mail Eira on mail@joburgheritage.co.za

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