The Rand Club was founded a mere year after Johannesburg sprang to life, in 1887 and has occupied its present building, a fine Edwardian edifice in the heart of the old financial district, since 1904.
It is an institution that has embodied certainty and permanence, at odds with a city that is uncomfortable with anything but the latest fashion. Its walls are still adorned with maps from colonial Africa, 19th-century prints of lion hunting and paintings of glorious military victories, even though its demographics increasingly reflect those of our city, and its social functions the taste of a younger generation.
Join us in exploring the history, personalities and architecture of this marvellous Johannesburg institution and its neighbourhood.
GUIDES : Brian Kent McKechnie and Adam Golding
PARK : On the street near the corner of Fox and Loveday – meet outside the Club at 33 Loveday Street.
TIME : 14h00
DURATION : Approximately 2 hours
COST : R90.00 for members and R150.00 for non-members
MAX No : 60