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Have You Heard? — What's New In Joburg

Have You Heard? — What's New In Joburg

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Looking for the latest happenings and the newest additions in Joburg? Then be sure to keep you eyes peeled on this page! As soon as we hear something cool, interesting or brand spanking new, we'll share it with your here.    Johannesburg Skyline

July 2022

Harvest Place Is Officially Open!

The East Rand's newest Mall, officially opened their doors to locals on Tuesday, 26th of July! They're having opening specials until Sunday, 31st of July, so don't miss out. The Glen Marais based centre aims to provide an upmarket lifestyle experience in a modern and fresh environment. The mall is home to 70 various retailers including; Woolworths, Doppio Zero, Food Lovers Market to name a few. View their Facebook page here to stay up to date with announcements and opening specials. You can also view their website to view their store directory.

Linden Lanes Is Officially Open!

On 21 July 2022, Linden Lanes officially opens their doors to the public, on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 6th Street in Linden. Here, you can expect to find everything you need for your everyday convenience. This is just the spot for an upmarket shopping experience in this trendy and leafy suburb. And if you hurry, you can enjoy a bunch of their opening specials from the centre's selection of brand-new tenants. For more information, visit their Facebook page. Their website is currently under construction, but their Facebook page is active and sharing all of their opening day offers.

Mall of Africa Gets New Parking App!

The way you shop at the epic Mall of Africa shopping centre has just gotten a lot more simpler! The Mall introduces a brand-new parking app, admyt, offering mall-goers a completely touchless and ticketless experience. And better yet, if you download and register the admyt app today, you'll get a month's free parking! To qualify for this special offer, enter the promo code MOA2022 on registration at admyt. Click here for more details. Please note that this is valid for first time registrations.

Smack Pizza Co's Hottest Pizza Challenge

Can you handle REALLY hot stuff? Enjoy that burn on your palate? Then why not take on the Hottest Pizza Challenge at Smack Pizza Co! Apparently , this pizza is placed at 321 900 Scovilles. You have 30-minutes to eat the entire pizza. If you manage this, you qualify for their Spicy Finals taking place in September 2022, where you will compete with fellow hot stuff lovers to win the title of Hottest Palate in South Africa and a range of hot sauces, valued at roughly R800 per bottle! Click here for all of the details of this challenge. And if you have done this challenge, let us know how it was!

Enjoy Christmas In Winter!

Christmas has come early this year! Make the most of our chilly winter at this thrilling a spectacular adventure! Johannesburg will be able to experience Christmas in Winter 2022, where visitors can experience the beauty of enchanting Christmas village, a wonderland with rainbow lights, and plenty of festive cheer in the air, from 15 – 24 July 2022. This is an experience you definitely do not want to miss. Walk through the streets of a lit up magical destination, boasting half a million lights adorning many various farm equipment statues, lights, artificial snowflakes, music and family fun activities, amusement rides, and food stalls. Click here for more details about this event!

June 2022

Raddison Blu Hotel Sandton Launces New Pool Deck!

The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton is happy to announce the unveiling of their new and improved ONE80° Pool Deck and Bar. The General Manager, Shaun Wheeler commented, “We welcome the return of social events to the hotel and look forward to making many memories at the ONE80° Pool Deck and Bar with all of our guests.”  The rooftop space boasts a 180° view of Sandton, making it the perfect view to enjoy sundowners! There's also a 15m lap pool located in the middle of the deck. To view their Facebook page click here.

Miss Kwena Square's Grand Opening

The Kwena Square opens it's doors to the public on 30 June 2022. Residents of Roodepoort will be pleased to know that the Square houses many grocery stores making their shopping experience a pleasant one! They also boast tenants such as Leroy Merlin, Pep Home and Clicks. And the best part... there is no parking fee!

Read more about this new shopping centre here

Wedgwood Nougat Opens Their Doors in Parkhurst

Take a stroll down 4th Avenue and browse their beautiful gifting ranges. If you'd like a taste of their products, they do give customers a sampling of their artisanal handmade confectionary. If you're keen on something to wet the pallet, then a spoonful of their creamy liquid nougat ice cream should do the trick! The Parkhurst Emporium is open daily from 9am to 6pm.

Click here for more information

Kamers Returns to Sandton with an Autumn Showcase

South Africa's favourite "up market" event, Kamers/Markers is back and bringing a new show to Jozi! From Wednesday 15 June to Sunday, 19 June 2022, so you can shop for all your stunning artisan products at their Sandton City Market. You'll find all things fashion, decor, body, kids, stationery, deli, garden and jewellery at this ever-popular market.

Click here for more information.

May 2022

First Thursday relaunches in Johannesburg

First Thursdays has made a return to the Johannesburg art scene and has relaunched with a focused programme around 44 Stanley. They plan to extend the programme into other districts over the next few seasons. Follow their Instagram and Facebook channels for regular updates.


February 2022

The Rand Show Returns!

In case you missed it, the beloved firm family favourite over the Easter weekend – The Rand Show – is making a return in 2022! And this year, you can expect this event to be bigger and better than ever before. There will be plenty of family entertainment to keep visitors of all ages thrilled and delighted. And let's not forget to mention the delicious food, exciting live performances, classic carnival rides and so much more. Click here to get all the deets, from dates and times to the venue for the 2022 installment of The Rand Show.

Click here for more information.

rand show

What Happened In 2021

The Absa Champagne Festival Returns... With A New Name!

Love yourself a glass of bubbles? Then you'll be happy to hear that the prestigious Absa Champagne Festival will be returning this year, but with two new features: 1.) a new name – the Champagne in Africa Festival; and 2.) they've gone virtual! You may join in on the event for FREE online. But if you're looking to indulge a little, you can purchase a champagne hamper for R795*, complete with a bottle of pre-selected champagne and two flutes.

Click here for more information.

Eastgate Welcomes Value Co

Looking for more value for your buck? Then you'll be happy to hear about this brand-new retail offering at Eastgate Shopping Centre! Eastgate has just recently welcomed the brand, Value Co, to its premises. The popular new retailer’s store is a whopping 3 000 square metres in size, opening a world of possibilities to those who visit this exciting new retail destination. Expect to find an incredible selection of merchandise and items from no less than 14 departments, with three of the biggest and most popular being Houseware, Office & School Stationery, and Health & Beauty.

Click here for more information. 

Value Co Eastgate

Visit Archer Bar & Eatery at Melrose Arch

Located inside the Johannesburg Marriot Hotel Melrose Arch at Melrose Arch, Archer Bar & Eatery is a chic bar and coffee hot spot offering the ideal place to unwind and relax with friends over the weekend, grab some after-work drinks, grab a specialty coffee in between meetings, and indulge in some delicious dishes that showcases local and international flavour!

Click here for more information.

archer bar and eatery

Goddess Café In Linden Is A Must-Visit!

Having opened last month, the stunning Goddess Café is an absolute must-visit this October! Not only is the venue and décor exquisite, but also their delicious offerings off of their menu. Delight your taste buds with their selection of luxury Spanish lattes, insane milkshakes, moreish cakes and scrumptious dishes. Also, don't forget to take your pooch along on their leash, as this spot in dog-friendly! There's even a pooch menu offering tasty dishes for your furbabies to enjoy.

Click here for more information.

Bottomless Brunch at Arbour Café & Courtyard

What better way to enjoy your weekend than with a delicious brunch and bottomless mimosas at Arbour Café & Courtyard in Birdhaven? This is just the spot if you're looking to sit down and enjoy brunch with family and friends, while sipping on L’Ormarins Cap Classique mimosas. Cost is R295 per person and is available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Click here for more information.

arbour cafe and courtyard

Alto234 Opens At the Leonardo

Africa’s highest urban bar – Alto234 – has officially opened their doors in Sandton at the incredible Leonardo, boasting 360-degrees of breathtaking views of the City of Gold. Alto234 – height in Latin and 234 for how tall it stands in metres – is an amazing space, serving only the world’s finest when it comes to drinks, bar tapas and service. Pay them a visit, take plenty of Instagram worthy pictures and enjoy the experience.

Click here for more information. 


Sandton City's Drive-In Run Gets Extended

Still haven't had the opportunity to enjoy the nostalgic drive-in experience on Sandton City's rooftop? Not a problem! Get your tickets now, as the run of their August season has been extended until 19 September 2021! This will give you ample time to head to the drive-in and catch one of the many exciting, action-packed, family-friendly or simply classic movies that we have all come to know and love.

Click here for more information. 

Sandton City Drive-In Powered by Ster-Kinekor
Image from Sandton City Shopping Centre via Facebook.

Le Petit Chef Return To Joburg!

If you're looking for an amazing dining experience that you'll never forget, then you'll love to hear that DinnerTimeStories SA has returned with a fresh installment of Le Petit Chef! This time, this dining must experience will be held at the fresh Blueberry Hill Hotel in Honeydew. Be sure to book your seats at this delectable extravaganza before it's too late! This will be a limited season, running until the end of October 2021.

Click here for more information.

Le Petit Chef

The Sandton City Drive-In Returns

If you missed it the first time round, you're in luck! the Sandton City Drive-In, powered by Ster-Kinekor, is back for the month of August 2021! This is a movie viewing experience you most definitely do not want to miss! Not only will you get to watch epic movies on the big screen, but you'll also enjoy a trip down Memory Lane and nostalgia. Take a look at their lineup of movies showing during the month of August and catch them from the comfort and safety of your own car. You can grab a few snacks and treats from the concession stand prior to the film.

Click here for more information about the Sandton City Drive-In.

Sandton City Drive In

Altitude Beach Opens For Spring!

This premium water-front dining and lifestyle entertainment venue, Altitude Beach in Fourways, is stepping it up a notch just in time for Spring! The venue offers recently renovated features, including a brand-new state-of-the-art roof application; a delectable and sustainable new menu; as well as a long list of exclusive live entertainment. Click here to find out more about this venue and all of its brand-new and improved offerings this spring.

Click here for more information about Altitude Beach. 

altitude beach

The Maslow's Winter Afternoon Tea Returns

To round of Winter 2021 on a high note, be sure not to miss The Maslow Sandton's Winter Afternoon Tea this August. This delightful treat has returned for the month of August only, on select weekends, offering everything from a selection of lovely teas, moreish sweet and savoury treats, as well as the perfect spot to unwind, relax and enjoy the remainder of the winter sunshine before spring kicks in.

Click here for more information about The Maslow's Winter Afternoon Tea.

The Ticketpro Dome To Close Its Doors

After two decades of amazing shows, events, expos and concerts, Joburg's beloved Ticketpro Dome is set to close its doors this September. The Covid-19 pandemic has left its mark in the entertainment industry, thus forcing entertainment venues such as the Ticketpro Dome to close its doors. Keep reading to find out more about this closure, while also reliving the memories and events that this legendary setting hosted over the years.

Click here for more information about the Ticketpro Dome closure. 

ticketpro dome
Image from Ticketpro Dome via Facebook.

2021 Winter Menus, Ahoy!

Along with a brand-new season comes a selection of hearty and comforting winter menus to warm you up from the inside out! And to get your started, we have gone in search of some restaurant offering winter menus during the chillier months of 2021. Click the link below to take a look at where you should dine this season.

Click here for 2021 Winter Menus in Johannesburg.

Vivace Restaurant Winter Menu 2021

May 2021

DAVINCI Hotel & Suites' Urban High Tea Returns 

Looking for a delightful afternoon tea to enjoy with the ladies in the heart of Sandton? Look no further! The Urban High Tea at the DAVINCI Hotel & Suites has returned! Every Saturday and Sunday, this makes for the perfect space to celebrate special occasions, or even just to indulge in a contemporary twist on the classic High Tea. Booking is essential.

Click here to find out more about the Urban High Tea at DAVINCI Hotel & Suites.

tashas Revamps Their Classic Menu

tashas fan, you'll be happy to hear that their beloved Classic Menu has had a makeover, offering six brand-new, fresh dishes that have been added to the menu, as well as a new hot drink, a delicious homemade Honeybush Chai, and four delightful smoothies to tickle your palate.

Click here to find out more about tashas revamped Classic Menu.

Nelson Mandela Square Boasts A New Feature

Have you visited Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton lately? If yes, did you happen to notice something new, right behind the bronze Nelson Mandela statue? Here, visitors and shoppers can view and admire the Square's latest architectural wonder: one of the largest tower clocks in the Southern Hemisphere.

Click here to find out more about this brand-new feature housed at Nelson Mandela Square. 

Nelson Mandela Square

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