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The Ruins of Rose Road - back by popular demand!

Sat Jul 13, 14:00 - Sat Jul 13, 16:00

Rose Road, Houghton Estate



The western end of Rose Road in Houghton backs on to The Wilds, and they make comfortable neighbours with low stone walls complementing the natural koppie stone and indigenous flora. However, the entrances to some of the properties on Rose Road are unassuming and almost all that is visible from the street are neglected terrace gardens and long, winding driveways. But what lies beyond these driveways is remarkable…

Join your guide Joy Campkin-Smith for a fascinating walking tour that reveals the hidden secrets of Rose Road, including a Bauhaus modernist house, a rare ‘Egyptian’ Art Deco residence, and a secret garden with hidden passages surrounding a solid 1930s arts and crafts-style home.

Unfortunately, all these homes currently stand empty so we will only be viewing them from the outside. But the ruins of Rose Road are still evocative, ringing with the personalities of the people who built them. 

Please note: some of the houses have steep driveways so please wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes, a hat and sunscreen. And bring along plenty of drinking water.


The Ruins of Rose Road - back by popular demand!
Rose Road, Houghton Estate
Rose Rd & Stone St, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, 2198
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