Johannesburg

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Main Street Mining District

 Main St, City Centre Johannesburg South Africa , City Centre     updated 28 Jun 2018
created 20 Nov 2013

Main Street is the heart of the City of Gold's mining history and a walk along its many pedestrianised blocks from the Carlton Centre all the way to Chancellor House is a great way to get a feel for the inner-city's rich mining past. Situated all along the street are various relics from the early gold-rush days such as covered wagons, stamp presses and headgear from old mine shafts. Towards Chancellor house you will find the headquarters of many of the world's biggest mining companies - the beautiful facade of AngloAmerican, is a particular highlight. Look our for the beautiful leaping impala statues along the brick walkway. On weekdays Main street is filled with office-workers enjoying its many street cafes and with the mining companies requiring a high security presence the area is safe, clean and pleasant to explore at your own pace. Drop in at Cramers for a coffee.

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