Take a scenic road trip to some of the most iconic spots in Joburg
17 days ago
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Joburg Gem Road Trip – Joburg
Fridays are for Joburg gems and this time around, the 947 Crew driven by Suzuki decided to switch things up a little bit. Instead of finding one Joburg Gem, Noni and Melody decided on a road trip to some of the most iconic spots in Joburg.
The Crew made their first stop at the well-celebrated Orlando Towers in the friendly Soweto. This well-known landmark was built around 1951 and were used then as cooling towers for the Orlando Power Station. Today, bungee jumping at the towers isn’t the only limitation; Joburgers can also go on a quad-biking and paintballing adventure.
The second stop is the largest stadium in the country with a capacity of 94 700 – it is the historic and momentous FNB Stadium (formally known as Soccer City, and also known as the “Calabash”) in Nasrec. FNB is the go-to venue for some of the biggest and notable events in the country, including President Nelson Mandela’s speech in 1990. The stadium hosted the opening and the closing of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is the home of the national football team and rugby team of South Africa.
The third stop is the hub of urban culture in Central Joburg that has been given a new life – Maboneng (Sotho word for place of light). Maboneng is a body of old architecture that has been revamped for a more contemporary space for young movers and shakers. There is a lot to do in Maboneng, including going to restaurants, art galleries as well as the popular Market on Main which happens every Sunday.
The fourth stop is known as the bullring due to its design and atmosphere. It is also the premium cricketing stadium in South Africa – the Imperial Wanderers Stadium situated in the Illovo. Wonderers has hosted some of the most important cricket tournaments in history including the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup.
On February 9th, 2020, the bullring was covered in pink for the Momentum ODI PinkDay in aid of breast cancer awareness, with Charlette Maxeke Breast Cancer Clinic as the beneficiary. 947 was broadcasting live amongst the enthusiastic crowd and the 947 Crew was there to capture the energy and all things pink: from pink burgers to an outstanding pink performance by Sho Madjozi.
The fifth and last stop is the home of the most talented presenters and superstars - 947. From the ‘947 Breakfast Club’ that brings you tons of laughs, to ‘Fresh on 947’ that brings you 30 years of radio experience. Our on-air talent is undeniable, but we are nothing without you Joburg. Thank you for doing this radio thing with us.
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