It was a group of young rugby players who came together in 1886 as the first Wanderers Rugby Club in Johannesburg, quickly followed by another group calling themselves the Wanderers Cricket Club but the Wanderers Club that still exists today was formed in 1888. These young men had “wandered” from other mining towns, like Kimberley, attracted to the mining camp that grew from the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand.
Since those historic days, Wanderers has provided a place for the people of Johannesburg to come together and celebrate life. Regarded by many as an extension of their own homes, the Club is at the centre and heart of sport, recreation, and conference activities not only in Johannesburg, but in South Africa.
Through years of dedication to the various sporting codes, our social section has always been a fun and enjoyable scene to be part of. With the Chariots Bar, Terrace Restaurant and now our recently additional of the Vista Bar set in our beautiful garden, we have a venue available to suit any occasion. Join us for a drink or meal after a tough game on the field, pitch or courts, or simply pop in to watch live rugby, soccer the Grand Prix and many other sporting highlights. Enjoy a delicious meal from our gourmet kitchen while socialising with members, family and friends.
Whether you are hosting a event for your year end function or you have a large conference where you require full end to end conferencing facilities we have you covered. Our Gala room holds up to 400 people and is located upstairs offering magnificent views of the city and our grounds. Our Ballroom is something to behold, catering for over 800 people an ideal wedding or matric dance venue. All our banqueting areas include incredible catering options to suit your individual requirements for any occasion.
We proudly boost about our 6 world Class padel courts, with courtside service so you can enjoy an ice cold drink during play. We have facilities at courtside for your families to come and watch you smash it out on the courts. When you finished your game head over to our garden bar and enjoy some of our great culinary offerings. Go to Playtomic and book your court today!