Watching the World Go By: The Street Scene
Collected by Justin Lee, AFAR Local Expert
Grab a seat at one of these restaurants or at sidewalk cafés and watch Jozi go by.
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.
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...
16, Atholl Square, 116 Katherine St, Sandown, Johannnesburg, 2196, South Africa
Tasha's is well known among locals for its good food and people-watching scene. The various branches each offer a little something different on their menus, and if you don't get in early enough for the lunch period, it can be a little difficult to...
1, 116 Greenway, Greenside, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa
There are several shops in the trendy Parkhurst neighborhood that caught my eye. We were there with Jo'burg trend spotter Craig Jacobs who showed us the way. Essential Life was the first place we stopped. Here is a description from their website:...
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...
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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