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Tour of 1904 Northwards Mansion

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Looking to do something a little different? Well, then how about a tour through the Northwards Mansion in Parktown? This stunning house will give guests insight into the days of the Randlords and the early gold rush. It's a must!

What Is It?

This is a tour you don't want to miss, especially if you're a big fan of the history of the city! Have you ever heard of the flamboyant couple, Colonel John Dale Lace, and his wife, Josephine Dale Lace (Jose in short)? Jose was the socialite in the early Joburg of the Randlords - the mining magnates of the early gold rush. Due to popular demand, here's your chance to join Micro-Adventure Tours as they explore this couple's prominent 52-room stunner of a house.

The curator will share plenty of intriguing stories about this mansion and its interesting owner. Other than the history and insightful tales, it also has some stunning views from its perch on the Parktown Ridge. The tour takes between 3 - 4 hours, and id certainly not to be missed. The meeting point will be set at the Northwards parking area at 21 Rockridge Road.

When Is It?

Sunday, 20 January 2019 from 13:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

Northwards Mansion, 21 Rockridge Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It? 

R300 per adult and R150 for kids under 12 years. PS. You might have to close their ears for the 'very juicy' bits! Pre-booking is essential, so be sure to email [email protected] to book your spots.

You can pay for the tour on the day, so make sure you take cash with you.

For More Information

For more information about this tour, visit or contact them on [email protected] or 083 772 4678.

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