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Best things to do in Johannesburg

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Park
“The gardens grew out of a large rose garden that was established in 1964 and subsequently expanded from 1969 to cover an area of around 125 hectares. It is administered by Johannesburg City Parks”
38 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“You’ll find most stores here and a great restaurant selection. Safe to walk around, beautiful open air spaces. Paul’s, Grillhouse, Ocean Basket, Tiger’s Milk, Mezepoli are my favorites”
32 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“I hesitate to mention shopping malls but Rosebank is the best of the bunch. There's some nice places to grab a breakfast whilst you do some shopping. ”
51 locals recommend
Establishment
“As Africa's oldest commercial gallery, this venue offers contemporary works from South African artists.”
24 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“A live music venue with shows 4 nights a week. The food is overpriced and not very good; eat before you go and stick with drinks and music. ”
34 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Lots to do, great restaurants, lots of clothing stores, Paul’s ice cream, Desray clothing, Robot clothing, galleries, jewelry, vibey night life ”
36 locals recommend
Other Event
“The doyen of political theatre in South Africa the Market has a programme of new, innovating and challenging theatre every month that is well worth experiencing.”
23 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The City Sightseeing Red Bus Tour is a great way to see the city, hop on, hop off. Pay the driver, no need for a ticket office.”
29 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“If you looking for some fine dining and great steak this is the spot. Its been designed for luxury. The chef David Higgs is a renowned tv personality and foodie ”
23 locals recommend
Rental Car Location
“Rent a car from Avis or Budget car rentals in Sandton. Hope on to the Gautrain from Sandton Gautrain Station for faster travels to OR Tambo International airport, Pretoria, Rosebank and Johannesburg City Centre. Order an Uber taxi or Taxify services for travels within the surroundings as public transport is not readily available.”
8 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The Whippet serves the best early breakfast and lunches. Not open for dinner.”
23 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Inspired by similar developments like Box Park in London’s Shoreditch, 27 Boxes, a shipping container shopping development in Melville, has transformed a disused park into 80 boutique stores and restaurant and kiosk spaces geared towards starter entrepreneurs, from fashion designers to chefs, jewellers, artists, interior designers and baristas and bakers. The emphasis of many of the stores is on local design and local production and you will often find that the friendly face behind the counter is also the person who handmade the unique items that you are buying. A quirky alternative to Joburg's mega mall scene.”
27 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“Our local, diverse neighbourhood with various entertainment and food options.”
23 locals recommend
Establishment
“Good food and not overpriced like hudsons burgers . At least you get service here ”
26 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Rosebank is one of Jozi's upmarket hubs, visit the mall for your shopping or find the perfect restaurant for your lunch or dinner. The Rosebank mall is filled with familiar favourites or exclusive boutiques and boasts 2 cinemas! One for block busters and one screening arty films.”
24 locals recommend
Museum
“Gorgeous art gallery owned and curated by the Unitversity of the Witswatersrand! Has a collection of new artists, plus retrospectives on the more established creators too.”
12 locals recommend