Your Winter Guide To Johannesburg!


For some, summer is the best time of the year in the city. And for others, winter is best time of the year. Either way, we love all seasons in our beloved city. So, whether you’re a fan or not, we decided to come up with a guide to embracing, enjoying and experiencing Joburg during its colder month. From winter events and getaways to spa spoils and much more, we have it all here in our Joburg Winter Guide. Keep warm, Joburg!

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Joburg Restaurants With Fireplaces

There’s nothing more cosy than tucking into delicious wintry cuisine and a glass of red wine while soaking up the warmth from a blazing fireplace. This is what winter is all about! And if you’re looking for a few restaurants with fireplaces, we have a list of must-visit destinations in Joburg.

Warm Winter Desserts

Indulge in a decadent wintry dessert to warm you up from the inside out! Think Malva Pudding, Apple Crumble, Sago Pudding, and Sticky Toffee Pudding. How scrumptious. These winter warmer desserts will definitely keep the cold at bay. Here’s where you can find some warm sweet delights in Johannesburg.

Joburg’s Cosy Cafés & Restaurants

Winter in Johannesburg needn’t be all about staying indoors and hibernating. These cosy cafes and restaurants offer the perfect refuge from the cold, complete with delicious food, tempting hot drinks, and inviting atmospheres.

The Vaal River Meander Wine Route Is Back

One of the best ways to warm up during the winter months is sipping on wine! And what better way to enjoy a glass of red than at the annual Vaal River Meander Wine Route?

Taking place over 8 weeks between 10 June and 06 August 2023 on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, this is a well-priced wine and dine experience that’ll most certainly warm you up this winter.

Cost is R50 to taste 8 different wines at different venues on the wine route. Be it by houseboat, luxury cruiser, water-taxi, tour-bus or in your own car, by helicopter, or in a classy hotel, the options are endless.

Gauteng’s Best Hiking Trails

Winter is the best time experience Gauteng’s best hiking trails. Not only is the weather more agreeable, but the views have turned into a winter wonderland with the change in season.

What’s On At the Theatre?

We’re always looking for entertainment to enjoy indoors when the weather is just too chilly to bear. And a visit to the theatre to see a wonderful performance is always a great idea! Not only will you be indoors, snug and warm, but you’ll also get to enjoy some incredible art live on stage.

Winter Warmer Spa Offers

Looking for a well-deserved pamper this winter to warm you up and beat the seasonal blues? Then why not book a lovely, warm, and soothing Winter Warmer Spa Offer that’s sure to leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and ready to face the chillier month in Joburg. Booking is essential, and treatments are only valid for a limited time.

Winter Skincare Musts

Winter is never kind on our skin. It’s leaves it feeling dry, flaky, dull, and quite unhappy! To counter the effects of winter, we decided to share our winter skincare favourites at the moment. These products ensure moisture during the dry and cold months in the city. Be sure to add a few to your beauty regime.

Winter Getaways Destinations & Offers

Curl up, keep warm, and enjoy a well-deserved winter getaway at this destinations in and near Johannesburg. There are winter warmer accommodation offers that you don’t want to miss. There are offers perfect for families, couples, or if you’re looking to go on a solo adventure.

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