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Guidebook for Johannesburg

Nathaniel
Nathaniel
Liittyi 2012
Nathaniel

Guidebook for Johannesburg

Food Scene
Good, convenient (just walk out the door), well-priced, tasty.
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Pata Pata
286 Fox St
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Good, convenient (just walk out the door), well-priced, tasty.
Love sitting under the olive trees in the peaceful courtyard for a lazy lunch or dinner.
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Canteen @ Arts on Main
268 Fox Street
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Love sitting under the olive trees in the peaceful courtyard for a lazy lunch or dinner.
Great ambience, just down the street, great for meat-lovers, a bit more upscale
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Che Argentine Grill
303 Fox St
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Great ambience, just down the street, great for meat-lovers, a bit more upscale
Just out the door, good for craft beer and pizza.
The Bioscope Independent Cinema
Just out the door, good for craft beer and pizza.
Awesome Sunday market with dozens of food stalls, also great shopping for those unique finds or souvenirs. Great vibe, very popular, a Johannesburg Institution.
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Market on Main
264 Fox Street
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Awesome Sunday market with dozens of food stalls, also great shopping for those unique finds or souvenirs. Great vibe, very popular, a Johannesburg Institution.
Fun Saturday market in Braamfontein with hip, interesting crowd.
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Neighbourgoods Market
73 Juta St
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Fun Saturday market in Braamfontein with hip, interesting crowd.
Drinks & Nightlife
Nice vibe in the evenings, good for cocktails with some food on the side.
Lenin's Vodka Bar
300 Commissioner St
Nice vibe in the evenings, good for cocktails with some food on the side.
Great to meet fellow travelers, friendly and laid-back, cheap drinks, fun atmosphere
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Curiocity Joburg
302 Fox St
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Great to meet fellow travelers, friendly and laid-back, cheap drinks, fun atmosphere
Have a cocktail with great Jozi city views, especially happening on Sundays
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Living Room Jozi
20 Kruger St
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Have a cocktail with great Jozi city views, especially happening on Sundays
Splurge and have a drink at the outdoor balcony bar with views to die for over the forever green posh Johannesburg suburbs with a distant city skyline view. Did you know Joburg is the largest manmade forest in the world. Looking from here you will most certainly believe it.
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Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg
67 Jan Smuts Avenue
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Splurge and have a drink at the outdoor balcony bar with views to die for over the forever green posh Johannesburg suburbs with a distant city skyline view. Did you know Joburg is the largest manmade forest in the world. Looking from here you will most certainly believe it.
Arts & Culture
New, unique African design museum just around the corner.
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Museum of African Design
281 Commissioner St
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New, unique African design museum just around the corner.
See how far South Africa has come in 20 years.
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Apartheid Museum
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See how far South Africa has come in 20 years.
Probably one of the best modern art museums in Africa.
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Wits Art Museum
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Probably one of the best modern art museums in Africa.
Former high-security prison under Apartheid, the High Court is now here. The whole area has been turned into a remarkable museum also highlighting its famous detainees including Mandela and Ghandi.
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Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
11 Kotze St
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Former high-security prison under Apartheid, the High Court is now here. The whole area has been turned into a remarkable museum also highlighting its famous detainees including Mandela and Ghandi.
Learn why the beginnings of mankind started right here in Gauteng. Very kid-friendly.
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Cradle of Humankind
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Learn why the beginnings of mankind started right here in Gauteng. Very kid-friendly.
Interesting exhibits from time to time on the history of South Africa. In the interesting neighborhood of Newtown.
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Museum Africa
121 Bree St
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Interesting exhibits from time to time on the history of South Africa. In the interesting neighborhood of Newtown.
Sightseeing
See the house where the Mandela's lived in Soweto. Fascinating museum, helps you understand his life and struggle for freedom. Restauants and other historic sites on this tourist-friendly street. A great introduction to Soweto.
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Vilakazi Street
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See the house where the Mandela's lived in Soweto. Fascinating museum, helps you understand his life and struggle for freedom. Restauants and other historic sites on this tourist-friendly street. A great introduction to Soweto.
Bohemian, funky neighborhood full of quirky shops, cafes and restaurants. Walker-friendly.
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Melville
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Bohemian, funky neighborhood full of quirky shops, cafes and restaurants. Walker-friendly.
Interesting neighborhood near Wits University with lots of students, interesting bars and shops and a good vibe.
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Braamfontein
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Interesting neighborhood near Wits University with lots of students, interesting bars and shops and a good vibe.
Brooklyn and Shoreditch meet Africa. Shop, drink, party, see a movie and pop into a gallery.
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Maboneng Precinct
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Brooklyn and Shoreditch meet Africa. Shop, drink, party, see a movie and pop into a gallery.
Under the radar destination - an authentic Indian neighborhood just west of the CBD with lots of small curry places at bargain prices. Take an Uber there and stick to the busy strip of shops and restaurants. A bit edgy, be alert.
Fordsburg
Under the radar destination - an authentic Indian neighborhood just west of the CBD with lots of small curry places at bargain prices. Take an Uber there and stick to the busy strip of shops and restaurants. A bit edgy, be alert.
Upscale inner suburb with a nice variety of cafes, restaurants, and shops. One of the nicest small high streets I've ever come across.
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4th Avenue
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Upscale inner suburb with a nice variety of cafes, restaurants, and shops. One of the nicest small high streets I've ever come across.
One of the nicest, most upscale small-scale high streets I have ever come across. Nice variety of restaurants, cafes, shops. Nice for an afternoon, early evening stroll.
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4th Avenue
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One of the nicest, most upscale small-scale high streets I have ever come across. Nice variety of restaurants, cafes, shops. Nice for an afternoon, early evening stroll.
Shopping
To satisfy all the bling in you. South Africa's most prestigious shopping destination.
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Nelson Mandela Square
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To satisfy all the bling in you. South Africa's most prestigious shopping destination.
Another upscale shopping mall, a bit more personal and on a smaller scale than Sandton City.
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Hyde Park
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Another upscale shopping mall, a bit more personal and on a smaller scale than Sandton City.
Stunningly renovated old factory in Newtown with funky, one-off brand shops featuring African fashion, leather goods, shoes, etc. Lots of restaurants in the immediate vicinity including a tasty and very cheap Tshisa Nyama - just ask. Uber it there, or if you have a car, safe parking garage.
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The Potato Shed
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Stunningly renovated old factory in Newtown with funky, one-off brand shops featuring African fashion, leather goods, shoes, etc. Lots of restaurants in the immediate vicinity including a tasty and very cheap Tshisa Nyama - just ask. Uber it there, or if you have a car, safe parking garage.
Getting Around
Uber it to there and you have the wonderful Gautrain network if you are heading out to Sandton, Midrand or Pretoria.
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Gautrain Park Station
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Uber it to there and you have the wonderful Gautrain network if you are heading out to Sandton, Midrand or Pretoria.