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Witwatersrand (Wits) University
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24 reviews
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“a place of note”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

This is a place to visit if you are in JHB, it houses the planetarium, origins center and a conference facility that is worth the visit. The restaurant here is lovely and serves delicious food (olives and plates at the conference center ). the fields r in excellent condition as are the lawns. the libraries have some fantastic and rare books. do not risk other eateries such as those located in The Matrix building: most are edible, but that is all that they are. The Wits Theatre and the Wits Art gallery are worth a visit too. The Oppenheimer life sciemces museum is filled with weird and wonderful little creatures, some embalmed and some very much alive. many of the buildings from when the university was founded are still standing. The ages and changes of architecture and style are easily seen as you walk through the campus. Stumbling across surprising nooks and crannies can frequently happen- after spending 3 years here there is still much I haven't discovered!

Visited November 2013
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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33 reviews
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“Beautiful school”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

You could enter the place and walk for a while and think you are lost or back in the city somehow. The place is big with lots of floral. Very good use of space.

Visited November 2013
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Washington, DC
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“If you have some extra time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

The best university in the city is also quite lovely, with stately buildings and beautiful gardens. Most people probably don't need to go to the university, but it's nice to see.

Visited November 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Graduation Day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

My daughters most unforgettable day. I'm proud that she graduated at one of the most recognized and prestigious universities in Africa. A must see.

Visited March 2013
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Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Wits University Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

One of the best/excellent universities in South Africa. Have excellent facilities, faculties and everything you want in a first-class university. Among the best in Africa and can place fairly high in World Universities ranking.

Visited December 2012
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