Victoria Yards

Art Studio in Johannesburg

Image by Heather Mason Lonely Planet

These old brick buildings of what used to be a steam-powered laundry have been transformed recently into studios for artists and artisans. The site is being redeveloped sensitively with plenty of gardens, 95% of which includes food-bearing plants. There are plans to have concerts on the site, and a microbrewery was in the works when we visited.