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massive university

I just visited the university theatre as we had a show here last year. This university is rather... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa

educate all, young and old on what Johannesburg in South Africa has to offer.one of the biggest and... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
Gauteng, South Africa
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1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I just visited the university theatre as we had a show here last year. This university is rather big, one can easily get lost here. It looks a bit old.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SHDD
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Well curated museum. Interesting presentation of art and collaboration with nearby university. In the heart of downtown Johannesburg. Nice cafe adjacent.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SNoraA
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Not sure I'd recommend Wits University to travellers unless they are particularly interested in its architecture or visiting a specific attraction here. Check out Wits Theatre, the Wits Art Museum, the Origins Centre, or OLIVES & PLATES at the Museum on East Campus, or at...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nicola K
Reviewed August 29, 2017

The venue is nice, on the corner of 2 main roads where you can watch the hustle and bustle of this student city

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Looking4gr8ness
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Wits university is one of major universities of Johannesburg and close to planetarium and origin centre as well as having a good restaurant on site

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Flitz8
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Wits is a remarkable university that is internationally distinguished for its excellent research, high academic standards and commitment to social justice.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank hikwam
Reviewed January 30, 2017

This is one of SA's major universities. They have a decent restaurant on site and nice grounds to walk, A bit of student unrest of late does not make it the safest place to go.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

educate all, young and old on what Johannesburg in South Africa has to offer.one of the biggest and well recognized universities in south africa

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank 661sarikab
Reviewed December 10, 2016

The history of the university was very interesting. When one walks around you can see damage done by students during the riots last year. Such a shame that they dont appreciate the history and take pride in the school they attend which has an international...More

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Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Charmz71
Reviewed November 10, 2016

There are many historic buildings with a rich history but unfortunately with the recent student protests a lot of the buildings were damaged and vandalised. Stay clear for now as it may be dangerous.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 61renierp
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Martine A
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Response from Elvie007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a cafeteria on site. It deoends what time you are going to visit?. If it is during the holidays it won't be open. Public transport is not your best bet if it's your first time in South Africa. It depends where... More