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March 5, 2018

10 Fun Things To Do In Johannesburg

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.

Visit the Locrate Market in Soweto
The self-described lifestyle market “to break all markets”, the Locrate Market has “mother trucker” food trucks, live music, poetry readings, bike tours, craft beer and singular designer apparel. Held the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 6pm. Its founders’ vision is to empower entrepreneurs and create indelible experiences.

Hop on a Red Bus Tour
The most cheerful way to discover Joburg is on the roof of a shiny red city sightseeing bus. They’re hop on, hop off meaning you get to choose how you spend your time. The tour comes with audio commentary available in 15 languages.

Reflect at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
The centre of memory can be found at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, a non-profit organisation started by Madiba in 1999. Visit the current exhibition which focuses on photography during the State of Emergency.

Three-wheel through Jozi on an e-tuk-tuk
No longer reserved for Bangkok’s congested streets, e-tuk-tuks are a refreshing, environmentally-friendly and fun way to cover short distances in Melville cheaply. It also means you get to take in the sights without stressing about parking or traffic. Look for the large “e” on the side of the tuk-tuk.

Grab a drink at coolest rooftop spot in JHB, the Living Room
The Living Room is a rooftop oasis made up of ever-changing vertical gardens. The delicious meze and smoothies come recommended. Swing in a hammock or sip a smoothie surrounded by greenery and a spectacular view.

Slam dunk with Bounce
Bounce your heart out on 50 interconnected trampolines, do epic slam dunks, flips and serious kicks or enjoy a game of trampoline dodge ball with your mates. There are junior jumping designated areas for kids under 6 and grip socks to keep everyone safe

Rediscover your city with Main Street Walks
Feel the pulse of the city, explore its arteries. Try their “east city cycle tour” or their “picnic in the sky” at full moon. They also have an “art and justice” tour showcasing the incredible inner city art.

Visit the James Hall Museum of Transport
Steam locomotives, penny farthings and ox wagons will keep kids intrigued for over an hour. Pioneer Park, Rosettenville Road, La Rochelle. This is a stop on the red city bus tour.

Check out Uncle Merv’s in Maboneng
For an awesome vibe, classic shakes and expertly brewed coffee Uncle Merv’s in Maboneng is the place.

SAB World of Beer
Two-time winner of the number one tourist attraction in SA, SAB World of beer tour is a must for anyone fond of a cold one or just interested in the fascinating political and economic history behind our beloved brewery. Sample raw barley and hops, ask questions and fill up on interesting facts about the origins of beer drinking in SA. After the tour you can do a beer tasting included in the ticket price or simply enjoy the views of Newtown from the tap room while sipping on two complimentary SABMiller Beers.

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