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Witwatersrand (Wits) University

1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 716 1111
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Very Good Educational Institution

Not sure I'd recommend Wits University to travellers unless they are particularly interested in its... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nicola K
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nice Venue, Average Service

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

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 716 1111
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Nicola K
Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

Thank Looking4gr8ness
Reviewed 30 June 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

Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 30 January 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.

Thank TravelOften1968
Reviewed 18 January 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

Thank 661sarikab
Reviewed 10 December 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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Thank Charmz71
Reviewed 10 November 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.

Thank 61renierp
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Origins centre is all about origins of humankind and is interactive with exhibits. Knowledge of SAN tribe of South Africa. Dinosaur exhibits are also excellent. A good place for family outing and knowing the history of where it all began... Planetarium - shows are exhibited...More

Thank narnepati_srikanth
Reviewed 18 September 2016

As a student from the UK studying at WITs, I was very shocked and am now proud of how beautiful the university is. It is huge and all the grounds and buildings are looked after to a high standard. Worth the visit and if possible,...More

Thank Tory V
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Martine A
31 December 2014|
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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