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DlalaNje – Ponte

A journey through an icon's undulating history
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Leave prejudices at home

Popular Price
R 350

Come and see why this iconic, brutalist structure dominating Johannesburg’s skyline, has attracted its current reputation. Today, Ponte is still believed to be a poster child for urban decay. Allow us to challenge your perception by taking a tour through this highly misunderstood residential apartment building.

We start the tour at our community centre where we introduce ourselves ourselves Lotjhani! Molo! Sawubona! Dumela! Avuxeni! Ndaa! and illustrate the relevance of our location. Our guides will take you througha chronological journey, helping better understand the building’s history and context.

We will go through the early days of grand opulence , government red-lining and social oppression . We will also detail the stories of urban decay and the building’s resilient nature through complex economic times .

You will enjoy a drink on the 51st floor of the building to compliment the experience.

  • Come with an open mind
  • There is secure parking available at Ponte City (our starting point)
  • Unfortunately there is no cash accepted on our premises
  • Dlala Nje offers no cash refunds. Please refer to cancellation policy.
  • Bring some extra cash with you so you can buy stuff from the markets and support our local businesses.
  • We encourage you to live in the moment, but if you want to bring camera’s you’re welcome – however no professional photography – and remember to always ask people if they’re happy for you take their photo before snapping away
  • Leave prejudices at home.

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1 Lily Ave, Berea, Johannesburg, 2198