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Witwatersrand (Wits) University

1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
+27 11 716 1111
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Major university of Johannesburg

Wits university is one of major universities of Johannesburg and close to planetarium and origin... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Flitz8
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Wise up at Wits!

Wits is a remarkable university that is internationally distinguished for its excellent research... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
hikwam
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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg 2001, South Africa
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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
Reviewed 12 September 2016

During a geology conference we were able to meet some of the outstanding professors and scholars from Witwatersrand University. The University has a few campuses and it is lovingly called the Wits. The main campus is in the central Johannesburg.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have used their research libraries for work and can honestly say that Wits has a beautiful campus - try the clubhouse for a delicious snack while there - but more specifically, they have fantastic libraries and good staff. Oh, and apparently the Origins Centre...More

Thank suzannevaneeden
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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
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