There were virtually no trees in Johannesburg when it emerged as a small town after Harrison’s founding’s. The discovery of gold heralded the arrival of mining companies and fast growing strong wood was required for shoring up the shafts.
It was at this time that Eucalyptus, imported from Australia was planted in large quantities.
These trees were planted in plantations around present-day Parktown and Saxonwold – land that belonged to the mining companies and was not considered part of Johannesburg. The giant Eucalyptus on the WITS campus, was declared a champion tree in March 2003.
This view suite is nestled in the centre of the hotel and boasts views over the city, as well as uninterrupted views over the rolling terraced gardens.
This suite is tastefully decorated in light blue hues and soft furnishings. Large and inviting windows open up to toward the gardens.