The Johannesburg Planetarium is situated in Johannesburg, South Africa. The history of the planetarium started as far back as 1956. With the assistance of the manufacturers and many negotiations, the committee succeeded in buying the projector from the City Council of Hamburg. As part of the deal, the projector was dismantled and renovations and improvements on the instrument were started immediately. The Johannesburg City Council took over further negotiations and the projector was sold to the University of the Witwatersrand. This was used as a public amenity and for the students. In 1960 the planetarium was complete and it opened its doors to the public.
The planetarium is popular amongst locals, schools, universities and visitors from all around the world. There are many shows where you can enjoy watching the sky. The shows are enjoyed by the whole family of all ages. Be sure to book your tickets, you won't be disappointed.
Directions from Pretoria:
Take the Ben Schoeman highway (M1) to Johannesburg
Take the Empire Road off-ramp
At the T-junction at the end of the off-ramp, turn right into Empire road
Move to the left-hand lane
Just before the traffic lights, take the slip-road to the left into Yale Road
You will pass through WITS Traffic Control - tell them you are going to the Planetarium
Drive past the Planetarium on your left, and turn left at the circle onto East Campus
Take the next turn left and proceed down to the Planetarium.
Directions from the South
Take the M1 to Johannesburg
Take the Smit Street off-ramp
Turn left into Smit Street
Take the first left into Eendracht Street
Drive up to the first set of traffic lights and turn left into De Korte Street
Go to the right-hand lane
Pass straight through the traffic lights into Yale Road
At WITS Traffic Control tell them that you are going to the Planetarium
Pass through the Amic Deck traffic lights
Turn right onto East Campus at the circle
Take the first left turn, which will take you down to the Planetarium.
For more information, contact 011-717-1309. School groups are welcome.
Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
1.3km North West of center of Johannesburg Planetarium
Parktown Guesthouse is set in a beautiful garden of a private Parktown estate
- Situated in a lovely neighborhood. The cottage can accommodate two persons.
1.6km North of center of Johannesburg Planetarium
Nestled in the leafy suburb of Forest Town, in a quiet and secure cul-de-sac with 24 hour security guards. Friendly and warm comfort offered by Annie and Chris Challis - this is your home away from home.
1.9km North of center of Johannesburg Planetarium
Forest Town Guest Cottages situated in Forest Town in Johannesburg. These attractively and comfortably furnished villas are self-contained, separate and private, 1- and 2-bedroom villas to suit families, the business traveller and tourists.
2.4km West of center of Johannesburg Planetarium
7th Street Guesthouse and Conference Venue is a 4 star graded by TGCSA, with 13 luxury en suite rooms equipped with DSTV, Wifi internet access, heaters, hairdryers, fans, digital safes, coffee/tea facilities and bar fridges stocked with compliment...
Sleeps: 31 in 9 units/rooms
From R 700,00
Per unit, per night.
2.8km South West of center of Johannesburg Planetarium
Uniquely positioned on the highest point of Johannesburg, with panoramic views over the city, Grand View B&B provides an enclave of solitude and elegance in northern Johannesburg. This striking establishment is located in one of the most sough...
Sleeps: 12 in 6 units/rooms
From R 680,00
Per unit, per night.
2.8km West of center of Johannesburg Planetarium
33 on First Guesthouse is situated a stone's throw from the Bohemian suburb of Melville's famous 7th Street with its vibe atmosphere, pavement cafes, cozy restaurants, antique/vintage stores and cocktail clubs, we are in the perfect location to explore Jo
Sleeps: 8 in 4 units/rooms
3.5km North of center of Johannesburg Planetarium
Cotswold Gardens situated in the beautiful treed suburb of Saxonwold Johannesburg. Beautiful garden, a large sparkling swimming pool, with free standing sculptures and a variety of contemporary art inside the house.
Sleeps: 4 in 2 units/rooms
3.9km North of center of Johannesburg Planetarium
Situated in Parkwood, close to Rosebank, Jacaranda Place offers comfortable, attractive accommodation comprising a large living area with either King size bed or twin beds, built in cupboards, arm chairs and a TV.
4.0km North of center of Johannesburg Planetarium
The Rosebank Lodge Guesthouse is just a 5 minute walk from the Rosebank Gautrain and Rosebank shopping Mall, along beautiful Jacaranda-lined streets bordering Rosebank/Parkwood and Houghton Estate, just off Oxford rd/Glenhove rd/Bolton rd corner...
Sleeps: 6 in 3 units/rooms
From R 425,00
Per person, per night sharing.
4.3km North West of center of Johannesburg Planetarium
6 on Sixth Bed & Breakfast is conveniently situated in the up-market Johannesburg suburb of
Nearby Points Of Interest