Welcome to the Johnman

Dorothy and Charles Johnman were conservationists at heart.  They cherished the legacy that had fallen to them in their lifetime to enjoy, preserve and pass on – the unique and homely benefit of Old Cape houses, spacious domestic gardens and shared joy of music-making.

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You are welcome to book a visit to the Johnman Garden every first Thursday of the month (except July and August).  The tour will consist of a guided walk through the garden, followed by scones and tea/coffee on Dorothy’s stoep. R100 per person. Card facility available. Bookings are essential, at gardens@johnman.co.za.

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The Johnman home ‘Camido’ is surrounded by one of the last of the Old Cape gardens in Stellenbosch.


The Trust is custodian of a cluster of historical houses that contribute to a unique streetscape.


Camido, which houses the Johnman Music Centre, is a picturesque Victorian villa with an atmosphere of being loved and lived in. Both children and adults receive music tuition at the Centre, provided by 11 professional, private music teachers.