Telkom Tower


The 269m Telkom Tower is a landmark in Hillbrow, but it's not open to the public.

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Nearby Johannesburg attractions

1. Constitutional Court

0.37 MILES

Inaugurated in 2004, with its design based on the African concept of 'justice under a tree', the Constitutional Court is a very real symbol of modern…

2. Constitution Hill

0.44 MILES

Do not leave Jo'burg without visiting Constitution Hill. One of South Africa's most important historical sites, the deeply moving and inspirational…

3. Ponte City

0.55 MILES

Nothing sums up the changing fortunes of inner-city Jo'burg better than Ponte City, which can be visited on tours with Dlala Nje. This 54-storey…

4. Johannesburg Art Gallery

0.71 MILES

Fenced off from the southern end of sketchy Joubert Park is this elegant Lutyens-designed gallery dating from 1915. The JAG has one of the largest art…

5. Wits Art Museum

1.08 MILES

Completed in May 2012, this is one of the leading museums of African art on the continent. Although it has an extraordinary collection of 10,000 works –…

6. Stevenson


One the more established commercial galleries in Braamfontein is worth a look. It has two display spaces that it puts to good use with regularly changing…

7. Madiba Mural

1.14 MILES

This 10-storey-tall mural by Capetonian street artist Freddy Sam (aka Ricky Lee Gordon) is inspired by the famous photo taken by Robert Gosani of Madiba…

8. Nelson Mandela Bridge

1.16 MILES

Opened two days after Mandela’s 85th birthday in 2003, this cable-stayed bridge is the longest of its kind in Southern Africa and an icon of the…