119 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood Johannesburg South Africa       +27 11 442 3232 updated 12 Mar 2018
created 18 Apr 2010

The Goethe-Institut offers a rich programme of cultural events spanning music, art, literature and academic discussion. The focus is usually on Johannesburg, and on giving a platform to multiple and fascinating interpretations of city life through cultural production. The Institut runs German language courses for all levels and also has a library and information centre, plus a sunny courtyard cafe.

The library and Gamebox Hub

The library and information centre provides a hot-desking site for creative individuals with free wifi. There's are also kids’ activities at the children’s corner, and varsity students can take advantage of the study areas.

On Sat July 29 from 15:30-19:00 the Goethe Institut launches its new Gamebox Hub which boasts an extensive collection of contemporary and retro video games from around the world as well as the opportunity to experience virtual reality.


Social Links


Facilities for disabled
Outside seating




Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 09:00–18:00, Fri 09:00–14:30, Sat 10:00–14:00. Closed Sun.
Open 08:30-18:00, Fri 09:00-14:30. Closed Sat, Sun.


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