Discover Johannesburg the GL Way
If you’re looking to visit Jozi over the festive season this feature is for you as we uncover a few local hotspots and must-see places around the city next…
The City of Gold offers much to be seen and the thriving metropolis is truly a sight to behold. From Ponte City to the Brixton Tower, Joburg’s distinctive skyline has become iconic and has even found its way into the heart of Gauteng Lifestyle’s brand.
When one thinks of Johannesburg it’s synonymous with sunshine, a bustling city centre and a string of hotspots so what better way to truly experience our city than with a weekend getaway. Why not experience the amazing crimson sunsets for yourself and join in the hustle and bustle of the city while you take in the sights and sounds of the city.
Joburg plays host to a unique African flare and you can experience the very best in art first hand in the Newtown Cultural Precinct or try your luck at Monte Casino if you feel Lady Luck is on your side.
Over the last few months there has also been a boom in local eateries and food offerings so choosing a few hotspots to visit in the city will be an easy task. If you’re a fan of local markets you can always visit the Fourways Farmers Market or if you’re in the mood to indulge in authentic African cuisine then the famous Sakhumzi restaurant in Soweto is just for you. It serves a variety of African dishes and has an unbeatable atmosphere showered in true African hospitality.
If you’re a fan of African arts and crafts then the African Craft Market in Rosebank is an ideal hotspot as it showcases ornaments, masks, and fabrics from across Africa and even offers shoppers the chance to purchase one-off collector’s items.
It’s no secret that the city of Johannesburg has become a thriving metropolis and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. It is infused with a truly vibrant culture and plays host to stylish restaurants and bars, luxury hotels and resorts and it has the wild African bush on its doorstep.
Looking to experience the Cradle of Humankind and explore its diverse culture first hand? Why not spend a day exploring the Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng Visitor Centre at the World Heritage Site? It’s just an hour and a half out of the city centre and you can view humankind’s evolutionary pathway, fossils and palaeontology like never before.
When visiting the cosmopolitan streets of Jozi it’s easy to discover why the city is one of the most loved destinations in the world. There is so much to see with a variety of experiences to be had. Jozi is known to its many locals as the perfect portrayal of the diversity that is found in South Africa so why not plan a trip to the City of Gold and experience it for yourself this festive season…