Date: 2016/10/31 / Author: ReaVaya Admin / Category: Site Seeing - Destintions
Joburg Art Gallery
From Conhill make your way to the Constitution Hill Station next to
the Joburg Metro Centre in Braamfontein to catch the Rea Vaya bus to
your next destination, the Joburg Art Gallery and Joubert Park. The
station is in Joubert Street and a circular route ticket will cost you
only R3,50. You can also buy a ticket for your return journey/s at this
time as you will need more than one ticket if you visit all the sites on
A circular route ticket, coloured green, is only valid for two hours
after it has been stamped. But you can hop on or off as often as you
want during this period.
It is just a short bus trip to the Joburg Art Gallery but you will be
able to see a little bit of Joburg, a modern, cosmopolitan city
flavoured with the trappings of the African diaspora as you travel along
Edith Cavell Road. There is the unique Hillbrow bath house, a structure
offering basic laundry and washing facilities to the many homeless and
less fortunate living in Joburg’s most populated area.
Get off at the Joburg Art Gallery Station in Twist Street and walk
into Joubert Park, a green haven and favourite hang-out for South
Africans and nationals from as far as Senegal and Ethiopia alike. Also
to be found here is the once notorious Hillbrow flatlands, a place which
many African migrants now call home. It is a concrete jungle of sorts
but with security guards stationed throughout, the walk through the park
is scenic and entertaining for its odd mix of characters and people.
You will see the art gallery and entrance at the southern end of the
It is the biggest gallery on the sub-continent, with a collection larger than that of the South African National Art Gallery in Cape Town. Completed in 1915, the building is a national heritage site. The Johannesburg Art Gallery is on the corner of Klein and King George streets; it can be contacted on 011 725 3130. The gallery visit should take about two hours.