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Top Choice Museum in Johannesburg

Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum illustrates the rise and fall of South Africa’s era of segregation and oppression, and is an absolute must-see. It uses film, text, audio and live accounts to provide a chilling insight into the…
Top Choice Market in Johannesburg

Joziburg Lane

Yet another gentrified quarter of the city, Joziburg Lane occupies the ground floor of One Eloff, a magnificent art deco building that once stood derelict and is now filled with loft-style apartments. Browse artists…
Top Choice Asian in Johannesburg

Great Eastern Food Bar

If you think Jozi is a dud at creative Asian food, prepare to eat your words – and everything in sight – at this exciting, well-priced, obscenely delicious eatery located on the roof of the trendy Bamboo Centre. Own…
Top Choice Steak in Johannesburg

Grillhouse

Get an honest-to-goodness Jozi steakhouse experience at this New York–style institution inside The Firs. Rub elbows with other red-meat lovers and choose your cut: prime sirloin, T-bone, spare ribs or fillet. Thick …
Top Choice Museum in Johannesburg

Liliesleaf Farm

Possibly the city's most underrated museum, Liliesleaf Farm was the secret headquarters of the ANC (African National Congress) during the 1960s and reopened as a museum in 2008. Tours are available for no extra fee,…
Top Choice Bistro in Johannesburg

Thomas Maxwell Bistro

The king of bistros in Parkmore, bustling Thomas Maxwell is never short of a discriminating mob. That’s all thanks to three winning details: its rustic-chic decor; the uplifting Jozi-meets-NYC mood; and of course th…
Top Choice Brewery in Johannesburg

Mad Giant

A superlative addition to Jozi's inner city, Mad Giant combines excellent craft beers (brewed on site) with delectable tapas dishes inspired by Asian street food. The warehouse-like space is filled with furniture se…
Top Choice Museum in Johannesburg

Wits Art Museum

Completed in May 2012, this modern museum is the leading museum of African art on the continent, with an extraordinary collection of 10,000 works and a dynamic program of events and exhibitions. With its clean, mode…
Top Choice Food in Johannesburg

Neighbourgoods Market

Cape Town’s wondrous community market has come to Braamfontein to continually ‘reinvent the public market as civic institution’. The two-storey brick warehouse fills with artisan purveyors and their foodie fans, who…
Top Choice Deli in Johannesburg

Eat Your Heart Out

The best spot in Maboneng to start the day. The Israeli breakfast – omelette, toasted pita, diced salad, pickled cabbage and cottage cheese – is the highlight, while the bagels and cheesecakes will leave your taste …