Monday, February 15, 2016

A Guide to My City, Johannesburg

The best thing about travelling is the exciting new people you meet along the way. What's even more exciting is when people travel and specifically ask to meet you. This past weekend I got a lovely surprise when 'Neyla,' a Paris based blogger reached out to me and wanted to meet up.

My dream team and I took her to the San Deck in Sandton for virgin cocktails and a fun shoot at sunset.


Neyla mentioned that she wanted to experience Johannesburg to the fullest in three days and to be honest I was caught off guard and had to think deeply about what she could do. She laughed and asked me to write a guide on my next blog post about the best things to do in Johannesburg and that's exactly what I'm going to do. Little did I realise that it would be hard to keep the list short.

My top list of things to do in Johannesburg:

1) Visit Neighbourgoods market in Braamfontein (Saturday's only)/ Arts On Main market (Sunday's only) for a unique food and clothing experience with lots of local flair.
2) Picnic at Hyundai Mushroom Farm Park in Sandton and go for a mini hot air balloon ride for just R95 (Adults).
3) Take the Red City Bus sightseeing tour to learn more about Johannesburg History (Highly recommend for locals to do as well, stops include: The Carlton Centre (Tallest building in Africa, The Apartheid Museum, Newtown Precinct, constitutional hill and Gold Reef City - to name a few.)
4) Visit Bounce for a unique trampoline experience/ Rolling Cherry for a retro hour of roller skating fun!
5) Take a drive up Northcliff Hill at sunrise where you can see a spectacular view of the city.
6) Enjoy breakfast/ High tea at the Four Seasons Hotel,The Westcliff .
7) Visit The Bioscope for artsy outdoor movie screenings.
8) Visit the Sunday Market at Rosebank Mall (Sundays only)
9) Go bungee jumping off the Soweto Towers for those who are daring/ For those that are more in tune with wildlife and nature, visit The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
10) Go to the San Deck at sunset for drinks.

You can follow Neyla on Instagram by clicking here.

Top: H&M
Skirt: Pengelly
Shoes: River Island
Bag: Mango

The lovely and friendly Neyla was only around for a few short days before jetting back to Paris which is why I kept the list limited to ten things. Trust me, even if you're a local, Jozi has a lot to offer . This is just the tip of the iceberg.

All photos were taken by Layla Shaik Photography 

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