GIfA Grammers


GIfA is teaming up with the Instagram Community on Heritage Day to photograph the Old Retail District in the Johannesburg Inner City. We will start at Beyers Naude Square and make our way towards Eloff Street, once the richest and most famous street in Southern Africa. We will pass some great historic buildings including Cuthberts, Markhams and Castle Mansions before taking a left at Jeppe and heading towards two magnificent 1930s skyscrapers... Manners Mansions and Ansteys. Then it is down Jeppe Street and over Kerk where there will be some phenomenal photo opportunities. After approximately two hours we will have you back at Beyers Naude Square with a camera full of iconic shots.

Please check times and meeting place with the organisers.

Tuesday, 24 September, 2013 - 11:00
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Contact Person: 
Shaakira Chohan

Beyers Naude Square, Inner City Joburg


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Friday, 10 October, 2014 (All day)

Kruger National Park weekend of visiting historical sites... Albasini ruins, Steineacker’s Horse archaeological diggings, Stevenson Hamilton Museum and Archive, Jock waymarkers and a tour to San rock art. Please confirm your interest as soon as possible. Bookings will be on a basis of first come first serve

Saturday, 20 September, 2014 - 10:45

Holy Family College, formerly Parktown Convent, was established in 1905 and is the home of illustrious alumni, including Helen Suzman. Steep stairs lead up to the attics where the school museum and Edwardian classroom await. After a tour of the school we meander along Annerley Road visiting Winstead and House Schneider. 

Saturday, 13 December, 2014 - 14:00

Almost every city, town and dorp has a ‘Main Street’. This name is usually given to a centrally located street which is the main thoroughfare for trade, commerce and traffic. Main Street in Johannesburg, reflects the rich history of the city, in terms of gold mining, politics, the finance sector, legal expansion, transportation and significant personalities.

Sunday, 21 September, 2014 - 14:30

Keeping people in touch with our mining roots and the deplorably sinful habits President Kruger avoided, this tour goes to the haunts of Sir Abe Bailey, the Hanekom brothers and Daisy de Melker, while we spare a moment thinking about the loss of all the mine dumps. The Southern Suburbs are steeped in history, which many of us have not seen. 

Saturday, 27 September, 2014 (All day)

Come and catch a majestic steam train from Rhodesfield Station to Irene Station. Enjoy the relaxing steam train trip to Irene: listen to the sound and watch the different view you only have with a train. At Irene you will have the choice to explore different locations: Irene Trading Post, The Irene Dairy Farm, Irene Village Market.