The Cosmopolitan

Historic Building in Johannesburg

Image by Heather Mason Lonely Planet

Standing out against the more modern warehouse conversions in Maboneng is this former pub dating from 1902. The handsome whitewashed building now hosts a number of businesses, while to the rear is a lovely sculpture garden overlooked by an impressive giant mural of Jan van Riebeeck by Gaia and Freddy Sam.

Here you'll find the art gallery Hazard, teahouse Yswara and fine-dining restaurant Sphere Monk.