Johannesburg Hidden Gem Attractions

Johannesburg Hidden Gem Activities

Best Johannesburg Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • jeanette s
    Mashpee, MA24 contributions
    We loved the experience not just the entertainment but the street art. We loved Bertrand Cafe and scheduled a return visit!
    Written December 6, 2021
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  • benjamin
    Benjamin, TX20 contributions
    Enjoyed a great Sunday afternoon eating, drinking and buying all kinds of local crafts. This is a must visit if you are looking for a fun Sunday morning or afternoon. The Market on Main closes at 4:30 but there are plenty of other places in the neighborhood that stay open later.
    Written February 3, 2021
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  • Trudi
    Centurion, South Africa440 contributions
    We found ourselves wondering out of our comfort zone and ended up at 44 Stanley. Not sure of the neighbourhood, my daughter and I were a bit sceptical when we first arrived. But we were pleasantly reassured about safety by the secure parking and felt safe at all times inside the establishment.
    44 on Stanley is very much an upmarket market, with various local designer stores and lovely, but extremely busy restaurants. It is advised if you know before hand where you want to eat book a table in advance before you browse. The setting of most of the restaurants is outdoor, so I am not sure what it would be on a rainy day.

    It is not a very large market area and the shops are speciality local designer stores.
    We had fun just browsing and it was most definitely worth the wait for a table.
    Written January 14, 2022
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  • Suefr2018
    South Africa11 contributions
    Katharine has a wealth of knowledge about the Victorian era. She personally leads you through her home, filled with artifacts from the Victorian and Edwardian times, giving historical facts and personal insight in every room. The museum now boasts a Victorian style emporium and conservatory. This is well worth a visit. Unfortunately high tea is not available at the moment, as covid reduces hopefully this will return.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Nikita
    Kazan, Russia4 contributions
    We came from Russia and really wanted to visit it. How lucky that it was open to the public. The staff is very friendly, we enjoyed communicating with them. Here you can learn a lot of details about Gandhi's life and just have a good time, since the museum's territory is a pleasant garden with flowering trees and benches for a relaxing. Thank you for this place!
    Written October 15, 2021
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  • Dumz
    Mumbai, India1,230 contributions
    Lamb tapas - Best lamb I’ve ever had. It was marbled and juicy and fresh. Delicious.

    Pork tortellini- just 2 small portions, but incredibly delicious. Perfect combination of meat and pasta

    Spider steak- some pieces are extremely rare which I didn’t like much, but the medium rare pieces were delicious with the pepper coating

    Pork belly - meat is a bit salty, but delicious meal nevertheless

    Craft beer - has an option of cannabis ale which is quite taste. The mad giant is an option you can’t fail with
    Written January 19, 2020
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  • Catherine B
    2 contributions
    I have been to sundowners at 5101 a number of times - this is the penthouse venue operated by Dlala Nje. Each time it has been well organised, with a great host and a lovely vibe. Highly recommended for something to do on a Thursday or Saturday night.
    Written December 6, 2021
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  • Irina M
    Moscow, Russia5 contributions
    We knew Rudie from our first trip to South Africa that was so perfectly organised that we did not have any doubts to whom we should write and ask about organisation of our Tanzanian safari. Of course everything was great! And it is in spite of many complications those bring us today’s Covid-19. Agnes helped us with contacts in Tanzania and I must openly say that all people whom we met were so great! Starting from Zanzibar hotels and finishing our final drive to the airport. It means a lot when everybody tries to help in different cases and shows respect to the organisers. We thank you, Agnes, very much and we will definitely ask you to help us with the next African trip.
    Irina and the family
    Written January 31, 2021
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  • Al A
    Atlanta, GA86 contributions
    I can't thank Ilan enough for the wonderful tour he provided. He is very professional, knowledgeable and well respected in the community. He provides an unpretentious tour of the "real" Soweto. In addition to provided a wonderful tour, Ilan is a great photographer. He took a lot of pics that I will cherish forever. Recently, I lost all the data on my hard drive. I reached out to IIan to see if he had those pictures and he did.IIan responded to my email swiftly and sent the pics he took right over. THANK YOU!
    Written June 6, 2021
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  • Twwitt
    Minneapolis, MN9 contributions
    Siphiwe was really helpful guiding our group of 8 through Soweto, beginning with meeting us at the Apartheid Museum, and then shepherding us through various experiences in Soweto itself. I found him to be flexible (e.g. in this instance, we were able to use our own rented 10-seater van; though he is able to provide his own vehicle, too), responding to what we wished to see, but also utilizing other resources and township leaders with whom he has relationships. It seems he is empowering others to be guides in their own communities. This is a plus -- you're not just getting Siphiwe's expertise, but others he is employing to communicate their own stories. So, if you want a tour that goes beyond Mandela's house on Vilakazi street, I recommend Township Travel.
    Written November 9, 2019
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  • Sasha Z
    Oakville, Canada2 contributions
    We booked our tour online from Canada, with Biggestleaf. Nine people, two in their eighties, some of us local, others from Canada. We had to postpone booking due to COVID and make other changes. Jennifer was awesome. The responses to email was super fast, helpful and professional. Everything was set up just right, including transfers from and to the lodge out of Johannesburg. Our driver and the vehicle were both excellent. Payment was safely done, even though they don’t accept credit card payments. Thank you Biggestleaf! You run a good business.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • Kevin Cousins
    Greater Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
    Darren's input made the difference for a group of 4 enthustiastic hikers that took on Mafadi, Drakensberg during December 2020. Even although the group didn't go with Darren, he made sure our team was well equipped with route plans, conditioning and training plans, etc. Darren's love for the mountains is contagious and he was really a great sport sharing from his experiences and in entertaining all our questions and sharing his expert advise. The input Darren gave us on meal plans, gear plans, travel plans was highly appreciated. The trip would not have been a success without Darren. Unfortunately, I had to pull out of the trip on the morning we were set to head to the berg, but hearing first hand from the experience of my friends, if you are going to the berg , tackling any sizeable peak or range you don't want to tackle it without Darren, or at least first calling him!
    Written May 15, 2021
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  • Brendan
    1 contribution
    Its definitely something different and a great date idea. For thrill seekers expecting to see paranormal wherever they go... this is not it. There might be a chance of seeing something (me a sceptic), however this tour is focused on exploring these areas and previous activity. There is a lot of informative history and a bit of science infused into everything which makes it quite interesting. The host is amazing and makes the experience enjoyable. I would definitely do it again.

    My advice would be to go with an open mind rather than with a pre-conceived idea that you will see something odd. The experience is what you make of it.
    Written February 19, 2022
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  • Ozie
    Krkonose National Park, Czech Republic15 contributions
    Today we made the 4 hours walking tour with Nkuli Tours and our guide was Mulalo. It was the most interesting day of our south africa trip i have to say. Mulalo was really kind, smart, knowledgeable and gave us so much insight about what had happened and what is happening in Soweto nowadays. Only through such an experience i think one can understand or actually ‘experience’ South Africa. we got to use the public transportation and saw all the classes of Soweto. Apart from that its so nice what these guys are doing for their communities. All the day we felt very safe. Definetly a must!
    Written January 20, 2020
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  • Paula M
    Formby, UK6 contributions
    If your looking for a driver in Johannesburg there can't be any better than Moses. He was always on time & responded very quickly to emails or whatsapp . Always considered our safety & I would definitely recommend him . We will use again next time we are in Johannesburg.
    Written February 11, 2020
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