GP – JHB Places to See

Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Botanical Gardens and Emmarentia Dam

Just 6km from Johannesburg’s city centre, Emmarentia Dam and the surrounding botanical gardens provide a beautiful green space and recreational area for Joburgers and visitors alike. A popular weekend picnicking site, the park is also one of the best places to visit...

Stock Exchanges

Stock Exchanges

The discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand in 1886 led to many mining and financial companies opening and a need soon arose for a stock exchange. The Johannesburg Exchange & Chambers Company was established by a London businessman, Benjamin Minors Woollan and...

National Bank Building

National Bank Building

The National Bank Building also known as the Corner House is situated on the corner of Market and Simmonds Streets in Johannesburg. The address 38-40 Simmonds Street corresponds to Stand 205 F. It was designed by renowned architects Leck and Emley in 1903, and...

Standard Bank Harrison Street

Standard Bank Harrison Street

The Standard Bank Building (10 November 1908) was designed by Architects Stucke & Bannister. It is found in Marshalltown in the city of Johannesburg in Commissioner, Harrison and Fox streets. Design The building has a handsome stone-faced design in the neo-Baroque...

Rand Club – JHB

Rand Club – JHB

To visualize the conditions under which Rand Club was founded, one must picture the community in which it came into being.  In the mid 19th century there was a piece of land that stretched for 30 miles south of the little village of Pretoria and it was an almost...

Commissioner Street

Commissioner Street

Commissioner Street is a major one-way street in the Central Business District of Johannesburg, South Africa. It runs from the M31 to the M1, and is indicated as the R24. The Carlton Centre, the tallest building in Africa, is located on the street, as is the southern...

Carlton Centre

Carlton Centre

If you want a bird’s-eye view of Johannesburg, the 50-storey Carlton Centre is the place to go. Visitors to the centre can enjoy a panoramic view of the City of Gold from the Top of Africa, as the topmost floor of the building is known. The tallest building in Africa...

Supreme Court – Pritchard Street

Supreme Court – Pritchard Street

The bronze dome of the South Gauteng High Court is a landmark befitting Johannesburg and befitting its function. The recessed arched entrance to the South Gauteng High Court is the heart of the precinct with numerous law firms in the immediate surrounding...

Cuthberts

Cuthberts

The firm of WM Cuthbert & Co, shoe merchants, was established in 1882. Their Johannesburg building was designed by architects Stucke & Bannister and was completed in 1904. It rapidly became a major landmark in the mining town and retains many of its Victorian...

Rissik Street Post Office

Rissik Street Post Office

ONE of Johannesburg's oldest public buildings, the Rissik Street Post Office, is a sad, rundown structure these days, overlooking the City Hall like a benevolent grandfather, waiting quietly to be revived to its former graceful elegance. It is one of the buildings...

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