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Diepkloof Zone 6, Diepkloof, 1862, South Africa
A great dining experience can be found at the foot of the iconic Orlando Towers in Soweto in the form of Chaf-Pozi. Chaf-Pozi, is a traditional Shisa nyama. Shisa nyama is a Zulu phrase literally meaning "hot meat". It is a term used to describe...
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R400, Mogale, 1911, South Africa
This is one of the richest paleontology sites in the world. These sites team with scientists uncovering hominid fossils aged as old as 2 million years. It's incredible to stand, watch, and reflect as our ancient ancestors are being unearthed....
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Main Rd & William Nicol Dr., Bryanston, Johannesburg, 2191, South Africa
Life sized replicas of Rhinos and steel Elephants are the order of the day at this location. Here you'll find beaded wire works of African plants and animals, Jewellery, art, stone statues and many other interesting curios. If you're looking for a...
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73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
This semi-outdoor market on Juta Street in Joburg's Braamfontein neighbourhood is fun fun fun. Eat oysters from Namibia, drink craft beer from South Africa, and devour paella, gelato, cheeses, chocolate...a food lover's paradise! Open on...
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90 Pretoria Ave, Atholl, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
When business began moving away from downtown Joburg, Sandton became the city’s new commercial hub, with corporate headquarters and mega-malls aplenty—though one wouldn’t guess it while staying at AtholPlace Hotel, which feels a...
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1 Alma Rd, Morningside, Sandton, 2052, South Africa
It’s all about Old World elegance at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa. Upon arrival, guests are immediately transported from bustling Johannesburg to a bucolic French countryside château. With names like Empire, Provençal, and...
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36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Sandhurst ,Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Welcome to the best layover of all time. The Saxon gently lulls guests into safari mode, enveloping them in its sophisticated African-chic decor and earthy tones. Name-droppers will love the Saxon: Nelson Mandela stayed here while writing his...
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191 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
All the trappings one would expect from a Hyatt—sleek design, attentive service, and plenty of amenities—are in a prime location in Rosebank: Johannesburg’s Hyatt Regency checks all the requisite boxes for a work trip. When there...
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61 North St, Melrose North, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Many Johannesburg hotels fall into two categories: elegant and Old World, or pleasantly bland. The Peech is determined to create its own category as Joburg’s go-to style-centric, edgy design hotel. The 16 rooms have sleek decor with vibrant...
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1 Melrose St, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
It’s a sad fact that many swaths of Johannesburg aren’t exactly walkable, but that’s not the case at Melrose Arch, a trendy complex filled with some of the city’s hottest restaurants, galleries, and shops. Guests are in the...
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67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff, Johannesburg, 2132, South Africa
When the Four Seasons took over Johannesburg's celebrated Westcliff Hotel (a colonial-style grande dame that was admittedly fraying around the edges), its brief was clear: update the tired ambience with a cutting-edge makeover. For its first...
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1 Melrose St, Melrose, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
As you walk into the Melrose Arch hotel, turn left towards the Giant bucket where you'll find the March Restaurant and an equally giant buffet breakfast spread! Accompanied by a fantastic cappuccino (rumours are it's one of the best in town), the...
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Atholl Oaklands Rd & Fort St, Birnam, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
My friend and I had won a prize of high tea from a little place in Melrose called Belle's Patisserie. It's arrival at our table was met with oooohs amd aaaaahs from the others seated around us, with many asking exactly what it was. We hadn't...
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Maboneng East Side Of Inner City, Kruger St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Uncle Merv's Original Shakes makes some killer smoothies, all with non-dairy milk bases. My favourite would have to be the Macci-Porter, a delicious blend of Tahini, Dates, Cashew nuts, Banana, Honey and Soy Milk. Grab a sarmie (sandwich) or a...
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Emmarentia Dam, Emmarentia, Randburg, 2029, South Africa
The Rose Garden at Emmarentia Dam is a favourite spot for locals to hangout and relax under the shade of a tree and have a picnic. Did you know: There are approximately 4500 rose bushes in the garden! The best time to go is in Spring or Summer...
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Diagonal St, Johannesburg South, South Africa
On a recent inner city tour I attended with tour operator, Past Experiences, we went past some of the local stores, one of which was a Muti Store. Muti is the Southern African traditional medicine which is prepared by a Sangoma or traditional...
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Cradock Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
In Johannesburg, this "Rosebank Handicraft Market" has an amazing collection of handicrafts from all over South Africa. They offer textiles: home and wearables for him, her, and children, plus shoes and bags. Jewellery, paintings, wooden carvings...
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Corner Alice Lane and, 5th St, Sandhurst, Sandton, 2031, South Africa
Enjoy a sundowner outside on the San Deck of the Sandton Sun Hotel, which offers great views and a good menu with some light snacks. Once you're done, find your way inside to the hotel's restaurant before heading back up to your spacious hotel...
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Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort, 1724, South Africa
The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens have amazing rolling lawns and a great variety of local and foreign plant species in different sections. There's even a waterfall at the one end which is home to a pair of Black Eagles! Seasonal changes bring in...
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Magaliesberg, South Africa
Travel up to the top of the Magaliesberg, via the Harties Cableway. From here you can lookout over the Hartebeespoort Dam and see all the way to Johannesburg which is about an hour away! If you're the thrill seeking type, you can catch the cable...
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69 Drift Boulevard, Muldersdrift Estate, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, 1747, South Africa
The Carnivore is a long time favourite for locals and tourists alike who want to have a good buffet of game meat. There's Giraffe, Crocodile, Imapala, Kudu, Springbok, amongst other traditional and more western dishes on the menu and all are very...
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The Maboneng Precinct, Fox St & Kruger St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Eat Your Heart Out is a cool corner deli with a Jewish inspired menu, located in the bustling Maboneng Precinct. This particular morning I'd met up with a friend and his family for a quick breakfast before heading onto the Market on Main, located...
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Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Parktonian All-Suite, 120 De Korte St, Wanderers View Estate, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
City Sightseeing gets locals and tourists alike to the definitive parts of central Johannesburg, teaching them all about the city and its history. Aboard the company’s hop-on, hop-off bus, guests travel to more than 16 important locations,...
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Scibono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba Street, corner of President Street, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
On the western edge of downtown Johannesburg, a neighborhood named Newtown has emerged as the city’s cultural heart. Once a gritty industrial center, Newtown is now a gathering place for South African writers, artists, and musicians. Begin your...
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90 De Korte St, Johannesburg, 2017, South Africa
If you're lucky enough to live in a place as magical as South Africa, you get some amazing sunrises & sunsets most mornings & evenings. What's great about living in Johannesburg is that you get to experience the magic while overlooking an amazing...
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Nelson Mandela Square, Sandown, Sandton, 2000, South Africa
The Nelson Mandela Square is a great place to people watch as there are quite a few restaurants on the perimeter. The huge statue of Nelson Mandela at the top of the square is a favourite place of tourists to get photos taken.
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Oxford Rd, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
The Zone is located in the leafy suburb of Rosebank, with a Gautrain station located just across the road. It has a great collection of stores, restaurants, fast food joints, drinking spots, a cinema and even an arcade with an awesome bowling...
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276 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Sunday is the day to go when food vendors from nearby sell their eats in one place. Maboneng is the arts district of Joburg. Arts on Main hosts several galleries, shops and vendors to enjoy. Many of the galleries feature young and emerging artists...
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Cnr Terrace, 1 Hudson Ave, Eastleigh, Edenvale, 1609, South Africa
Fahrenheit in Edenvale has some of the best ribs in town! Every Monday there is a great deal on these finger-licking, lip-smacking ribs! If ribs aren't for you, then try something else off the menu like the prawns or one of the speciality steaks....
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5, Illovo Junction, Oxford Rd & Corlett Drive, Illovo, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
A couple of my mates and I decided to visit The Griffin gastropub one night for a bit of a chilled evening after having had a few days of raucous fun. This was the perfect place to do it, with it's laid back vibe and great selection of craft beers...
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280 Fox St, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
Johannesburg is home to a good variety of people and cultures from all across Africa. Some of the more prominent culture clubs in town are Nigerians, Zimbabweans, Angolans and Ethiopians who all bring a little bit of their traditions and stylings...
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264 Fox St & Barea Raod, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa
A quick trip into the city on the weekend for a meetup with a friend for lunch had me walking past a new setup for Mama Mexicana which had previously only been in the neighbouring Market on Main on Sundays. Now with a full time venue, fans of...
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Orlando West, Soweto, 1804, South Africa
Wedged between the houses of Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, Sakhumzi's is a restaurant started out of the childhoom home of Sakhumzi himself. Located on Vilakazi St in the country's wealthiest township, Sakhumzi started the restaurant in 2001...
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Cnr 4th Ave & 12th St, Parkhurst, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa
Stella e Luna is a recent addition to the bustling 4th Avenue strip in Parkhurst. After touring the city for a bit, my friend and I decided to stop in at this restaurant as it seemed interesting and we wanted to see what it was all about. The...
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70 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
Breakfasts are little godsends after a big night out, and Post at 70 Juta Street in Braamfontein is just the place to revitalise after a big night out and before working on your weekend party habits again. The Big Bomber is a drink combination of...
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44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
One of the best ideas to ever come my way is the notion of the Breakfast Duo from Salvation Café at 44 Stanley. It's meant to be for those people who can't choose between all the awesome options available to them on the menu. Like me. So...
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9 6th St, La Rochelle, Johannesburg, 2190, South Africa
Parreirinha is a favourite amongst Portuguese South Africans living in Johannesburg and serves some of the best seafood around! A small, former jail is the home of the restaurant, which makes use of one of the jail cells as one of the dining...
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6 De Beer St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
I'd previously covered Dalea's Eatery from a dessert point of view, and since that time the homely eatery has grown to the point where it's always bustling and can sometimes be difficult to get a place to sit down, especially on Saturdays, but...
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On the first Friday of each month, a quaint gathering of people at the Backyard Pop-Up Bar send their taste buds on an exquisite food & drink journey with adventurous meals from Prep'ed by Sasha, like the Lou Mei Short Ribs (master stack braised...
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190 Frederick Dr, Northcliff, Randburg, 2115, South Africa
One afternoon, I went to the top of Northcliff Hill by the Water Tower with my brother and cousin on a random outing. From up there you can see the whole of Johannesburg. A full 360 degree view all the way to the Magaliesberg mountain range! If...
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Chris Hani Rd, Klipspruit 318-Iq, Johannesburg, 1809, South Africa
At the Soweto Towers, adrenaline junkies can indulge in a wide variety of extreme activities, from bungee jumping and paintball to SCAD free falls, base jumping, rock climbing, and more. For the sane among us, there’s also an elevator to the...
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34 7th St, Linden, Randburg, 2104, South Africa
One early morning, with close to zero sleep and after a quick photo job in the area, I made my way to the Whippet in Linden as I'd heard it was awesome. On walking in, I was quite surprised as to how busy it was during the week. I found a spot at...
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44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
The amazing coffee roasting machine at Bean There at 44 Stanley in Johannesburg. It smelled absolutely heavenly!
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73 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
When you first walk into Father Coffee you may think you've teleported into a small European village, but you'll quickly find yourself at home and back in Jozi with some of their in-house brew, which can also be bought (in packaged form, of...
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58, Wierda Rd E, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
This Jameson-themed bar can be found in the Sands entertainment venue, where glamorous models and stylish gents gather to party. Once you've ordered your poison, you can bump and grind to the sounds of top local and international DJs on the...
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160 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
Claiming to be an architectural first for the scene, KONG boasts a new take on the ordinary South African style nightclub. KONG is undoubtedly one of the most exclusive night venues in Southern Africa, hosting celebrities such as Justin Bieber and...
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1 Margaret Ave, Bardene, Boksburg, 1459, South Africa
Nicci Beach is located In the heart of the water park above a beautiful blue pool amid swaying palm trees and warm sunny breezes The venue is comprised of a large wooden deck built over the water of the main wave pool featuring a part outdoor...
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Top Floor, 6 Desmond St, Kramerville, Sandton, 2090, South Africa
Katy's Palace Bar is a relatively new venue, with a lot of people still unaware of it. More people should know: it's one of the best venues I've been to in a long time! It isn't open every week but when it is open, you can be sure you'll have a...
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Shop L43, Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr 5th Street and, Maude St, Sandown, Sandton, 2146, South Africa
The VIP Room comes with proper clubbing experience as a backing, with previous ventures like Taboo and Cocoon Lounge before it, this venue offers only the cream of the crop to it's patrons. In the heart of the Sandton business district at the...
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Houghton Dr, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, 2041, South Africa
Imported from South America in the late 1800s, jacarandas have become a favorite sight among locals as their purple blooms highlight the arrival of the spring and summer seasons. Be sure to take a slow stroll along the jacaranda-lined sidewalks of...
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68 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
There's nothing quite like the feeling of having beach sand between your toes, but it does become a little challenging to get to a beach when you're in a completely land-locked province! This is where The Beach comes in with it's rooftop beach bar...
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R550, Heidelberg, South Africa
Hot Summers in Johannesburg are held at bay by cool, late afternoon thunder showers. The build up of clouds throughout the afternoon, catch amazing colours as the sun goes down and eventually culminate in a lightshow of epic proportions as...
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71 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
On this rainy afternoon that I visited, Kitchener's had the DJ on the decks mixing up a storm inside the venue, with patrons being able to browse the goods with their drinks in hand all the while being able to do a little boogie! Whether it's on...
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38-60 Lilian Ngoyi St, Fordsburg, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
The Oriental Plaza, located in Fordsburg, just west of the old CBD, is home to many an Indian store owner who specialise in beautiful exotic fabrics and other clothing items and related trades such as tailoring. That's not to say that the Plaza is...
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3 Desmond St, Kramerville, Sandton, 2090, South Africa
A new addition to the Jo'burg night market scene is the House & Leisure Night Market at Katy's Palace Bar, which is also home to an antique store located on the ground floor and The night market featured a good variety of local arts and crafts as...
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70 Juta St, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
Located in the trendy 70 Juta Street complex, Parooz Fashions is stocked and run by an awesome young lady named Roxy. Frequented by top local celebs, the store has a wide range for all tastes, so as a visitor you should walk in and 'Parooz' the...