ABOUT RAND CLUB
A 21st century club. An extraordinary venue.

At the beating heart of Johannesburg’s historic business district, astride its plunging seam of gold, stands Rand Club – a timeless South African icon.
Founded in 1887 in the fledgling days of Johannesburg, Rand Club is the city’s most enduring social institution and finest heritage venue.

Whilst the magnificence of the Clubhouse draws the eye and stirs the spirit, it is the camaraderie within its walls that is the true hallmark of membership. Inside, you will encounter a diverse group of Members – creatives, entrepreneurs, professionals and eccentrics – each brimming with curiosity and uncommon perspectives. Today, Rand Club operates as an exclusive Member’s Club and destination events venue.

As one explores the Clubhouse, one is left in little doubt that history is not merely on display. Johannesburg’s history has been made here.

 

To learn more about Rand Club’s rich history, click here.

Rand Club Timeline
October 1887

The Club was founded.

February 1890

The Second Clubhouse was erected.

January 1896

Jameson Raid - Reform Committee members arrested at Rand Club.

December 1904

The Third Clubhouse was first occupied.

May 1913

Miners' strike - Rand Club besieged.

April 1947

Royal visit to Rand Club.

June 2005

Fire devastated the Clubhouse.

2006

Clubhouse restored and refurbished.

A Timeless South African Icon.
BENDERS ARMS at 97 FOX
Founded in 1948, Benders Arms is a Johannesburg institution and is the oldest surviving pub in the Johannesburg CBD. In 2017 the Benders Arms relocated to Rand Club and now occupies a magnificent, light and airy space with convenient access to members of the public from 97 Fox Street. The ambience of the old Benders Arms has been preserved with its original décor and memorabilia.

Rand Club Members enjoy private access to Benders Arms through the Clubhouse, private Main Bar tables
and a 20% discount on all spend at Benders Arms.

DRESS CODE & DEVICE USAGE

Rand Club is an elegant, formal building showcasing Edwardian architecture in Johannesburg at its finest. Every effort is made to ensure that your Rand Club experience is memorable.

 

DRESS CODE & DEVICE USAGE
RULES & REGULATIONS

Rand Club is a private members’ club. As with any club, there are rules to be observed.

 

To view a full list of Club Rules and Regulations, please contact Club administrators.

 

RULES & REGULATIONS