12 Decades Hotel // Joburg

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Our boutique apartments are situated at The Main Street Life building, in the heart of The Maboneng Precinct, a block away from the hostel. The 12 Decades Apartments chronicles the history of Johannesburg from 1886 to 2006, with rooms designed and conceptualised by some of South Africa’s most celebrated artists and designers. Each room explores a different theme appropriate to Johannesburg’s colourful mining and commercial history as Africa’s most powerful economic city.

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1886 TO 1896: Vision: Main Street Life // Designers: Marcus Neustetter & Jonathan Liebmann // The hotel room instillation “Vision – Main Street Life” abstractly summarises the artist’s reflection and the developer’s vision in understanding the historic and contemporary relevance toward a pursuit for the future. // Click through to read the full story behind this room and to book...

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1886 TO 1896: Vision: Main Street Life // Designers: Marcus Neustetter & Jonathan Liebmann // The hotel room instillation “Vision – Main Street Life” abstractly summarises the artist’s reflection and the developer’s vision in understanding the historic and contemporary relevance toward a pursuit for the future. // Click through to read the full story behind this room and to book...

1896 TO 1906: Sir Abe Bailey // Designers: Propsero & Anna Bailey // This room focuses on the era of the great “Randlords” in Johannesburg. The design elements pay tribute to the Chinese indentured labourers who were among the first to work on the mines. // Click through for the full story and to book...

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1896 TO 1906: Sir Abe Bailey // Designers: Propsero & Anna Bailey // This room focuses on the era of the great “Randlords” in Johannesburg. The design elements pay tribute to the Chinese indentured labourers who were among the first to work on the mines. // Click through for the full story and to book...

1906 TO 1916: This is the house that Jack built // Designer: Kim Stern // This room effortlessly translates the era of the gold rush in Johannesburg. // Click through for the full story and to book your stay...

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1906 TO 1916: This is the house that Jack built // Designer: Kim Stern // This room effortlessly translates the era of the gold rush in Johannesburg. // Click through for the full story and to book your stay...

1916 TO 1926: Minehaus // Designers: Dokter and Misses // This room with created with a Bauhaus meets Joburg mining town concept. // Click through for the full story and to book your stay...

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1916 TO 1926: Minehaus // Designers: Dokter and Misses // This room with created with a Bauhaus meets Joburg mining town concept. // Click through for the full story and to book your stay...

1926 TO 1936: Marabi // Designers: Robyn Symes & Pierre Crocquet // This room is focused on the Marabi Dance movement that was born of the crowded and dirty, yet vibrant and richly communal lifestyle of the post-gold rush era in Doornfontein. // Click through for the full story and to book...

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1926 TO 1936: Marabi // Designers: Robyn Symes & Pierre Crocquet // This room is focused on the Marabi Dance movement that was born of the crowded and dirty, yet vibrant and richly communal lifestyle of the post-gold rush era in Doornfontein. // Click through for the full story and to book...

1936 TO 1946: Who is Herbert Dlomo? // Designer: Lauren Wallett // The theatrical design of this room was inspired by the Bantu theatre movement that was curbed at the beginning of the apartheid era. // Click through for the rest of the story and to book...

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1936 TO 1946: Who is Herbert Dlomo? // Designer: Lauren Wallett // The theatrical design of this room was inspired by the Bantu theatre movement that was curbed at the beginning of the apartheid era. // Click through for the rest of the story and to book...

1946 TO 1956: A Part Love A Part Hate // Designers: Bradley Kirshenbaum - Love Jozi //  This satirical design brings a sense of humour to one of the most tumultuous eras in South African history with his satirical design. // Click through for the full story and to book...

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1946 TO 1956: A Part Love A Part Hate // Designers: Bradley Kirshenbaum - Love Jozi // This satirical design brings a sense of humour to one of the most tumultuous eras in South African history with his satirical design. // Click through for the full story and to book...

1956 TO 1966: Main Street Constellations // Designer: Kim Lieberman // This room chronicles and connects the proprietors of Main Street since the birth of Johannesburg city. // Click through for the full story behind this room and to book...

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1956 TO 1966: Main Street Constellations // Designer: Kim Lieberman // This room chronicles and connects the proprietors of Main Street since the birth of Johannesburg city. // Click through for the full story behind this room and to book...

1966 TO 1976: 50 Stories // Designers: Colleen Alborough // “50 stories” explores the history of the Carlton Centre (opened in 1969) and the influence it had on the way of life during this turbulent period. // Click through to find out the story behind this room and to book...

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1966 TO 1976: 50 Stories // Designers: Colleen Alborough // “50 stories” explores the history of the Carlton Centre (opened in 1969) and the influence it had on the way of life during this turbulent period. // Click through to find out the story behind this room and to book...

1976 TO 1986: Ponte Obscura // Designers: Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse // Focusing on the Ponte city building, the camera obscura highlights that the reality of the building and its many fictions have seamlessly integrated into a patchwork of myths and projections that reveal as much about the psyche of the city as they do about the building itself. // Click through to find out the story behind this room and to book...

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1976 TO 1986: Ponte Obscura // Designers: Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse // Focusing on the Ponte city building, the camera obscura highlights that the reality of the building and its many fictions have seamlessly integrated into a patchwork of myths and projections that reveal as much about the psyche of the city as they do about the building itself. // Click through to find out the story behind this room and to book...

1986 TO 1996: Catwalk Customs // Designer: Black Coffee // Complete with a catwalk, designer rails and backstage lighting rigs, this fashion-focused room brings to light all that was en vogue in the 80s. // Click through to find out the story behind this room and to book...

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1986 TO 1996: Catwalk Customs // Designer: Black Coffee // Complete with a catwalk, designer rails and backstage lighting rigs, this fashion-focused room brings to light all that was en vogue in the 80s. // Click through to find out the story behind this room and to book...

1996 TO 2006: Perpetual Liberty // Designer: Enrico Daffonchio // The design of the room focuses primarily on the stages of setting up and understanding a new democracy. // Click through to find out the story behind this room and to book...

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1996 TO 2006: Perpetual Liberty // Designer: Enrico Daffonchio // The design of the room focuses primarily on the stages of setting up and understanding a new democracy. // Click through to find out the story behind this room and to book...

Jozi Urban Vibe // Cool Urban Jozi Vibe celebrates Joburg’s exciting urban scene. Situated at the centre of the vibrant Maboneng Precinct and its cafes and restaurants, the unit features a full-wall mural by Mars, the city’s cutting-edge graffiti artist. It gets sun all day. Come home after a full day of exploring Joburg & Soweto, put on one of our South African DVDs, and settle in to a comfortable bed for the night. // Click through for best rates...

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Jozi Urban Vibe // Cool Urban Jozi Vibe celebrates Joburg’s exciting urban scene. Situated at the centre of the vibrant Maboneng Precinct and its cafes and restaurants, the unit features a full-wall mural by Mars, the city’s cutting-edge graffiti artist. It gets sun all day. Come home after a full day of exploring Joburg & Soweto, put on one of our South African DVDs, and settle in to a comfortable bed for the night. // Click through for best rates...

Ellis Place // Experience a sophisticated, luxury penthouse with a panoramic view of Jozi’s Skyline in the heart of Maboneng. Includes breakfast at Uncle Merv’s Cafe. // Click through for our best rates...

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Ellis Place // Experience a sophisticated, luxury penthouse with a panoramic view of Jozi’s Skyline in the heart of Maboneng. Includes breakfast at Uncle Merv’s Cafe. // Click through for our best rates...