The Place of Light

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Maboneng Precinct  – This means the “Place of Light”

Former Crime Hot Spot and now it this privately developed urban neighbourhood in the east side of Johannesburg. Its home to several independent retail designers, restaurants, hang out spots, apartments, offices and museums.

The “Go To” guy for anything in this area is Bheki Dube – super uber guy!

He owns accommodation in Maboneng called Curiocity Backpackers.

This place oozes so much of vibe and relaxation. A hidden treasure in the heart of the east of the CBD. It’s told that Nelson Mandela and Archibishop Desmond Tutu took refuge in the building on several occasion.

Curiocity Backpackers offers you many cultural adventures such as walking tours through the inner city as well as bicycle tours through the city. If you would like to go further exploring – there is an opportunity to visit local surroundings such as Soweto.

It has a selection of very comfortable dorm beds and private rooms.

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Getting ready for a walking tour with Bheki

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No Hiding here…. just drinking…..

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This very old heating system is still in good working condition

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How inviting is this?

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meet and greet area

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Because its the East Side of Johannesburg


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