The Johannesburg Explorer Book
Mike Alfred & Peter Delmar
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Explore the history of Johannesburg, the most fascinating sub-Saharan African city, on foot or in a car using this painstakingly researched book as your guide. Less than 130 years old, Johannesburg (Joburg or Egoli) is South Africa’s biggest, most dynamic city; the world’s great City of Gold.
For a city so young, Johannesburg has a remarkable history, a history full of amazing characters, adventurers, scoundrels and heroes.
More than five years in the researching and writing, The Johannesburg Explorer Book will guide you along carefully planned routes through old Joburg, revealing monuments and landmarks to the world’s greatest gold rush; social, political and economic upheaval; the liberation struggle and the coming of democracy.
Connected to the Internet, Google Maps supplement the maps in the book to show you exactly where you are and where to go next.
As well as incredible historical routes, The Johannesburg Explorer Book includes details about the inner city’s best attractions and museums, and the authors’ favourite local restaurants.