Fountain Head Guest House

52 Urania Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2198, South Africa | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 52 Urania Street, Johannesburg, is near Johannesburg Zoo, South African National Museum of Military History, Carlton Centre, and Museum Africa.
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Travel Blogs from Johannesburg

Johannesburg, gateway to Africa

A travel blog entry by goodner on Jul 15, 2014

1 comment, 44 photos

... town, and because of lack of regulation, there are massive mining dumps - large yellowish mountains of sand/dust - on the outskirts of the city. These are not healthy for its inhabitants, as they contain chemicals used to extract the gold. We saw that most of the inner-city inhabitants were black South Africans, who moved in town after the successful election of Nelson Mandela in 1992. When this happened, a lot of large companies moved out of downtown, but ...

Straight Outta Joburg

A travel blog entry by pauljkuhne on Feb 06, 2014

2 comments, 16 photos

... to eradicate African language and culture from the bottom up. As a result, thousands of students took to the streets in protest and were subsequently fired upon by police after the students had stoned one of the police dogs to death. Nearly fifty students ages 12-18 ended up losing their lives that day and it had become a symbol of the blatant injustices and vicious oppression that defined the apartheid era.

After the Soweto bike tour, I continued ...

Zimbabwe By Road: N3 to Joburg

A travel blog entry by robspackman on Jul 22, 2013

4 photos

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Addedum: As I haven'y yet been to Hill Brow, Soweto or any of the Jo'burg townships, or travelled to the home of a Africaans speaker this impression of this diverse city seem very orientated to a white English speaking middle class perspective and unsurprising as we travel with our White English first language friend to visit his parents.

A city in a country with so many different types of people overs many ...

Johannesburg Day 3

A travel blog entry by rosietravels on Feb 10, 2013

34 photos

... to man" and will look forward to our safaris. A late lunch at a local shebeens allowed us to do a tasting of Soweto cuisine. A smorgasbord of flavors and smells. Back at the hotel, Bear and I toasted the successful holiday we have begun with a bottle of champagne from the hotel's management. We are repacked and ready to begin the next portion of our adventure. But, not before another tasty meal in the dining ...

Gay Pride

A travel blog entry by tomrc86 on Oct 05, 2012

5 photos

... the restaurant carriage in search of human life. There were a few other people doing the same thing and none of us could work out what was happening, but eventually a staff member walked through and told us that the engine was actually on fire and we were just waiting for a replacement to arrive from Jo’burg. Customer information is not exactly their strong point.

Once we got moving I settled into my bed and the chugging of the train sent me quickly to ...

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