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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
“Get to understand the history of South Africa...what apartheid was and our journey to reconciliation ”
  • 155 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Experience downtown Johannesburg...lovely food outlets and small businesses”
  • 122 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“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 ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Museum
“Constitution Hill is the powerful, moving and beautiful location of our constitutional court, built on the location of the prior prison. There are wonderful artworks, museums, and spaces, and they often host events”
  • 81 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Enjoy a day of activity at the theme park, exciting rides, circus, lots of fun”
  • 66 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Great Vibey food scene in central Joburg on Saturdays akin to The Biscuit Mill in Cape Town”
  • 78 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Consist of four interlinked malls with shopping, entertainment, restaurants and the famous "Sunday Rooftop Market" with curios to buy. Next to the Rosebank Gautrain (Fast train) station.”
  • 49 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
Shopping Centre
“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”
  • 66 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 Centre
“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
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
Athletics & Sports
“A brilliant place to run, walk, take photos and enjoy the greenery that Johannesburg has to offer.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Plaza
“The famous Nelson mandela statue, with lots of great restaurants and hotels. ”
  • 51 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
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

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 ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“The Whippet serves the best early breakfast and lunches. Not open for dinner.”
  • 22 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
Steakhouse
“This is an upmarket Grill House, the steaks are good and they have a fantastic wine selection”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Argentinian style steaks. Great food, lovely outdoor area, excellent service .”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bar/restaurant *par excellence* with a great atmosphere. Start with drinks then move on to the restaurant later.”
  • 17 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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