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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
History Museum
“Great day-trip to understand the history of apartheid, and Johannesburg, a good introduction”
  • 153 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Very interesting crossover of cultues, inner city JHB is a little dirty but very interesting, very cool new bars and restaurants , recommend Living Room, Pata Pata, ”
  • 121 locals recommend
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Theme Park
“One of the biggest theme parks in South Africa which will transport you to the Gold Rush Era with amazing thrill rides”
  • 63 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The ultimate shopping destination in Africa - South Africans pride themselves on Sandton with sandton city at the hub . From shopping to great food and cinemas there’s something for everyone here ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Museum
“Great day-trip, formally a prision, now a cultural heritage complex housing the South African Constitutional Court”
  • 79 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Awesome vibe, deliciously prepared foods, a range of drinks, good music and market stalls. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Most high end business neighborhood, great food and shopping, good cinemas and some nice bars and restaurants for a more nightlife feel. Recommend Sushi at Big mouth in Nelson Mandela Square”
  • 64 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One-stop place for all your shopping needs - good place to get gifts for those back home”
  • 47 locals recommend
Zoo
“Safe and large green space, ideal for small children and their parents to walk around, not too densely filled with enclosures”
  • 48 locals recommend
Nature
“Walk the lovely park of the botanical gardens in the fresh air of the Highveld. Chat to the locals walking their dogs and grab a cold drink at the basic coffee shop. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
African Restaurant
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“Great place for a walk, around the historic zoo lake, enjoy dinner at Moyo in the park, after a sunset stroll”
  • 60 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Hyde Park Corner is a shopping centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is located in Hyde Park at the major intersection of Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive. and was completed in November 1969 as one of the first fully enclosed decentralised shopping centres in South Africa.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This multi-use facility was once a series of dilapidated buildings that have been renovated, connected and turned into an atrium of smaller galleries, shops, and cafés. Come by around brunch time on a Sunday when the food market is set up.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“Large Park with a parkrun on a Saturday morning. As with all South African parks don't go alone.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Plaza
“The famous Nelson mandela statue, with lots of great restaurants and hotels. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
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

Top restaurants

African Restaurant
“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
Coffee Shop
“The Whippet serves the best early breakfast and lunches. Not open for dinner.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Argentinian style steaks. Great food, lovely outdoor area, excellent service .”
  • 20 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Offers great quality food and serves african dishes as well as simple foods to cater for all customers. There's a wood-burning oven where you can create your own pizzas and a good selection of coctails served in jam jars”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bar/restaurant *par excellence* with a great atmosphere. Start with drinks then move on to the restaurant later.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“This is an upmarket Grill House, the steaks are good and they have a fantastic wine selection”
  • 14 locals recommend
African Restaurant
“A very large venue so easy to get a table. It is fun, African and vibey. There is also a curio shop just below. When going to Zoo Lake keep to the path around the lake and don't be too flashy.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“It has a lovely shady outdoor courtyard and bakes bread and other delicious goods on the premises.”
  • 21 locals recommend

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