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Johannesburg Hotel
Cape Town, Western Cape

John PARKER: Architect
Date:n.d. : 1896 : 1901
Status:Extant but altered
Street:Church/Long St


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33°55'22.47" S 18°25'06.36" E Alt: 36m


In 1901 Parker designed a revised internal layout for this Ohlssons Cape Breweries hotel. He added a balcony on the first floor, a new teak stairway, and a new second floor with six bedrooms, amongst other upgrades. The hotel closed in 1962, whereafter the building was referred to as Johannesburg House. (Extracted from Walker 2015: 69.)

Rennie referred to the building as Scott House when he inspected it in 1977. The building no longer carries a visible name, but the heraldic lion rampant symbolising Ohlssons’ Lion Lager beers still features large on the front façade.

It currently (2023) houses a coffee shop, spa and barber shop on the ground floor, and a restaurant on the first floor.

Submitted by Lila Komnick.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Writings about this entry

Martin, Desmond. 2007. Walking Long Street. Cape Town: Struik. pg 54 ill., 55
Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pg 132 Item 55.37
Walker, Michael. 2015. Old hotels of Cape Town (1890-1911), The : A history long forgotten, seldom told. St James: Published Privately. pg 69-70