Gautrain’s southern terminus, Park Station – with links to the northern suburbs, OR Tambo International Airport and Pretoria – is just a five-block walk from the Juta Street action. Suggested pedestrian route to southern Braamfontein (De Beer/Juta/Melle streets) is to walk westbound on Smit Street, turning right into Melle Street.


Braamfontein is accessible via three off-ramps from the M1 freeway. From the northern suburbs, take the Jan Smuts off-ramp and travel south into Bertha Street (Jan Smuts name change from the Empire Road intersection). From Soweto and the southern suburbs, take the Smit Street off-ramp, travelling east on Smit Street, turning north into De Beer or Melle streets. Public parking is available on a pay-and-display system throughout Braamfontein. The largest public car park is Arbour Square, corner Melle and Juta streets (entrance in Juta Street).


There are bike lanes throughout Braamfontein, with bike racks along De Beer, De Korte and Melle streets, as well as bike racks on The Grove public piazza in Melle Street.

For more information on cycling in Johannesburg, visit the Johannesburg Urban Cyclists Association’s website:


For bus routes and time tables, visit the City of Joburg’s MetroBus website:


To access the heart of new-look Braamfontein, book an Uber taxi and ask the driver to take you to Juta Street between De Beer and Melle streets. For more info, or to book a taxi or organise an airport transfer, simply download the Uber app to your phone.