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Built during the 1890s, Parktown North, which is located in the north of Parktown, is an old colonial neighborhood in northern Johannesburg which is mainly residential in nature. As such, it has many colonial style houses within its environs, making the atmosphere here rather quaint and village-like. This locality is known for its numbered avenues and famous restaurants to which people from all over Johannesburg come to taste delicious cuisines. There is a lake and a small spring right at the center of the suburb located within a beautiful garden.
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Probably the most frequented open-space area in the suburbs of Johannesburg, Zoo Lake has a restaurant, paddle-boat facilities as well as waterfowl in abundance. The restaurant is housed within buildings at the heart of the property and a bowling club lies to the right. Concerts are often hosted here and an annual, ‘Jazz at the Park' concert is becoming a recognized event. ‘Artists under the Sun' is a regular affair providing artists an opportunity to showcase their works by the lakeside. Weekends are always hectic and everyone and their dog seems to find some amusement there. No entrance fee. Dogs on leashes only. Plenty of parking.
A flourishing town in the northern part of Johannesburg, Rosebank is a mix of upscale hotels and some time-honored structures and shopping districts. Home to a number of shopping malls and retail establishments like the Rosebank Mall and THE FIRS, this urbane township is also home to a plethora of swish restaurants, bars and lounges that make it popular with locals and tourists alike. Rosebank's African Craft Market is a prominent shopping haunt, where vendors sell all kinds of South African antiques and some unique artifacts. Sellers from regions as far as Ivory Coast, Congo, Zimbabwe and Cameroon trade their wares here.
Although generally not open to the public, Wits University, founded in the 1920s, does offer a tour of their facilities to those of an academic or beneficial nature. Access to the campus is quite open, and a self-guided tour of the establishment is probably the most fun way to do it. Wits earned a reputation for resisting the worst efforts of the ex-South African government to enforce racial segregation in universities and includes among its alumni Nelson Mandela. Walking through the University while dipping into the various galleries and halls provides a sobering yet exhilarating sense of being a part of its intellectually rich history. The university can be contacted during normal office hours.
At 237 meters/780 feet high, the Sentech Tower is one of Johannesburg's most easily identifiable landmarks. Built in 1962, it was originally called the Brixton or Albert Hertzog Tower, but was changed to its current name in 2001 when naming rights were sold to Sentech, one of the country's first wireless service providers. Today, the Tower serves as a radio and TV tower that broadcasts 18 FM and 7 TV stations. The tower does have an observation deck, but it was closed in 1982 due to anti-apartheid insurgent activities in the city, and has not been re-opened.
One of the largest neighborhoods in all of Johannesburg, Parktown is home to several schools, businesses, churches and restaurant as well as residential areas which are restful, quiet and peaceful. With the earliest houses in the area dating all the way back to the late 1800s, the neighborhood has quite a number of historical buildings from the Victorian and Edwardian eras including quite a few mansions. The residential area of Parktown is mostly concentrated in the western half of the area. These neighborhoods with their streets bordered by beautiful, flowering trees like Jacaranda and Plane, are known for their peaceful and suburban culture.
A wealthy, residential suburb, Killarney is located towards the north of downtown Johannesburg. Tucked away between Orange Grove and Parktown, the locality, home to many well-to-do citizens was once nicknamed "Hollywood of Johannesburg". Apart from several consulates, apartment homes and residential complexes, the Killarney Mall lies at the heart of the suburb. One of the more densely populated neighborhoods of the city, Killarney incorporates attractions like Killarney Park and lies close to tourist attractions such as South African National Museum of Military History and Johannesburg Zoo.