Jozi's got it all – the energy, the friendliest people, the freshest ideas and the high-octane lifestyle and unique character which attracts people from all over the world.
Founded on a gold rush; it's the financial and entertainment epicentre of South Africa. Jozi rocks in more ways than one.
Fifteen On Orange Guest House, Johannesburg has some of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the world, just a few minutes away.
Parkhurst offers a glamorous mix of Couture, interior design and dining options. Whether it's antique shops, multitude of different high street stores or the plethora of eateries in between, the only thing that stays the same is the dynamism of Parkhurst's main drag. 4th Avenue has an ambience like no other and with South Africa's ever-popular mall culture, this high street offers customers from near and far a safe and refreshing break.
Parkhurst offers some of the best food Jozi has to offer with restaurants such as Hudson's The Burger Joint, voted South Africa's best burger for several years and Craft the Steampunk inspired artisanal restaurant part responsible for kick starting the monster shake craze.
Melville makes for an interesting spot to explore when you feel like getting out and about for the day. From unique stores that sell all bits and bobs including books, clothes and antiques to quaint cafes and bars, this historic bohemian suburb offers something unique on every corner. The restaurants and cafes offer exquisite food and beverage with trendy themes and a relaxed atmosphere. A day in Melville can be grabbing a coffee and fresh pastries with your partner and a bit of browsing the assortment of stores ranging from vintage to modern styles. 27 Boxes is a unique mall style shopping arcade. Made from shipping containers it boasts a variety of shops and a modern playground for the children.
While Parkhurst's restaurant strip continues to be one of the most famous in the city, just up the road, Parktown North's collection of eateries has developed into something rather special. From craft beer and cocktails to tasty tapas, whatever you're in the mood for, you'll find it here. With restaurants catering to artisanal food with a relaxed atmosphere to help you unwind, Parktown North is a perfect place for a night out with friends or just a meal with a friend.
The powerful magic of Africa is perfectly fused with the elegance and sophistication of Europe to create a world of shopping splendour at one of South Africa's leading shopping and entertainment complexes, Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg. Situated in one of the trendiest business nodes in the country. The Gautrain station is located close to the mall in Oxford Road, a brisk one minute walk from the centre.
Rosebank Mall boasts a wide variety of restaurants and fashion outlets, with entertainment for the whole family. Rosebank Mall has a cinema for just enjoying a movie and popcorn. Rosebank Mall has weekend markets.
Home to 44 Stanley, Milpark is the most established precinct on the edge of downtown Joburg, 44 Stanley is a mixed use development that fuses downtown urbanism with a subtle sophistication. A mix of carefully-curated, bespoke stores and independent restaurants gives the centre an authenticity that runs through eating, drinking, shopping, working and living experiences.
Shady arcades and green courtyards between what was once a series of industrial 1930's buildings make this a unique Johannesburg space.
Milpark is home to a Bean There Cafe Coffee roastery, a vinyl record store and antique and modern boutiques and book stores.
A no-go zone until 1994, Johannesburg's Maboneng has since transformed into a lively urban area with blossoming art and culinary scenes. With rooftop bars celebrating nature like an urban floral oasis to markets on weekends. The compact neighbourhood is known for cultural attractions like the Museum of African Design, Arts on Main—a complex that was previously a series of dilapidated buildings and now has many cool galleries—restaurants and boutiques. The culinary offerings are widely diverse, with restaurants that specialize in everything from Ethiopian cuisine to health food. One of the best spots for a meal is Che Argentine Grill, which offers delicious specialties like empanadas and a live tango band on weeknights. If you want to enjoy a morning yoga class or relaxing drinks such as a smoothie or cocktail in a hammock then visit The Living Room, one of Jozi's trendiest Gastropubs.
If you've not made it out on safari, this long-established zoo offers a chance to see the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) as well as many other animals. The 55 hectares of grounds with beautiful old trees are worth a visit alone as a leafy escape from urban Jo'burg.
Smaller than its Pretoria counterpart but no less impressive, the city's zoo makes for a pleasant day-trip, and with plenty of lawns and shade, it's a good place to picnic. The large variety of more than 250 species, which includes rare white lion and highly endangered red panda. The Temple of the Ancients is a section of the zoo that is home to freshwater fish, snakes, as well as other reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and fruit bats.