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Top Choice Museum in Johannesburg

Constitution Hill

Do not leave Jo'burg without visiting Constitution Hill. One of South Africa's most important historical sites, the deeply moving and inspirational exhibitions here are split across four locations: the Old Fort, whi…
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 a broad variety of media to provide a chilling insight into the architectu…
Top Choice Notable Building in Johannesburg

Constitutional Court

Inaugurated in 2004, with its design based on the African concept of 'justice under a tree', the Constitutional Court is a very real symbol of modern South Africa. Incorporating some 150,000 bricks and the former st…
Top Choice African in Johannesburg

Yeoville Dinner Club

Jo'burg's most memorable meal out is in this artily decorated cramped room with a balcony overlooking Rockey St, heart of the much-bad-mouthed, inner-city area of Yeoville. Sanza Sandile is your host and chef, and w…
Top Choice Museum in Johannesburg

Liliesleaf Farm

A highlight of Jo'burg's northern suburbs is Liliesleaf Farm. This was the secret headquarters of the ANC (African National Congress) from 1961 until a dramatic raid in 1963 that saw the capture of several of the or…
Top Choice Brewery in Johannesburg

Mad Giant

A superlative addition to Jozi's inner city, Mad Giant offers excellent craft beers (brewed on site) paired with delectable Asian-inspired tapas dishes at its classy restaurant Urbanologi. The spectacular steampunk-…
Top Choice South African in Johannesburg

Marble

Currently one of Jo'burg's hottest restaurants, this is braai (BBQ) given a luxe makeover. Chef David Higgs and his cloth-capped team in the open kitchen allow the quality of meat and fish (and occasional vegetable …
Top Choice Cafe in Johannesburg

Breezeblock

The designers have a done a grand job transforming this old Chinese restaurant into a pastel-shaded haven of mid-century cool amid the gritty 'burb of Brixton. Many come here for its delicious breakfast dishes, whic…
Top Choice Fusion in Johannesburg

Urbanologi

Even if Mad Giant's very quaffable beers are not your thing, do not pass over on the microbrewery's fabulous restaurant. Serving an inventive range of delicious Asian-inspired tapas dishes, you really can't go wrong…
Top Choice Shopping Centre in Johannesburg

27 Boxes

It took a while for this shipping-crate complex of boutiques, galleries and eateries to find its feet but it's now well on its way to establishing its Melville street cred. A newly planted park and fun kids' playgro…