Marble Restaurant

If you are looking for the perfect mixes, then this is the joint for you. Situated at Keyes Art Mile, Marble Restaurant offers a variety of delicious cocktails. Everything they make is exceptionally amazing, with an added dose of good South African flair. There is great music, flame inspired tapas, the finest wine and spirits. But if it's cocktails you're after, check these out!

Throbbing Strawberry

Throbbing Strawberry has been in the business of entertaining, feeding and mixing cocktails for a number of years now. They have world class cocktails, handcrafted with precision and dedication to the finest balance of infused flavours. This is a must-visit establishment.

Tiger's Milk

Head to Tiger's Milk for those lekker cocktails. They have everything you need from classics to virgin cocktails and everything in between. This is the ultimate hang out spot, whether for after work drinks or just to kick back and relax. Here, you'll find mouthwatering cocktails.

Rockets

If you're looking to kick back and have an epic ladies night, Rockets is the place to be. This eatery offers a fine selection of delicious cocktails that are perfect after a long week. Make sure you check out their menu for all the yummy cocktail mixes.

Tiger's Milk

Jo’Anna Melt Bar

Jo’annnna Melt Bar, in Melville, is a drinking hole that offers a variety of specialty crafted cocktails. Our top pick would be the Apricot and Ginger Siesta, which contains silver tequila, apricot extract, fresh lime juice, aromatic bitters and ginger ale. It tastes as good as it sounds!

Liquid Blue

If you ever find yourself in Melville over a weekend, then pay Liquid Blue a visit. Go straight to the bar and order the Apple and Rum Fondue Jar. With three types of Bacardi, lemon juice, homemade chocolate fondue syrup, a sour apple and an apple fan, this drink will blow you away.

Tiger's Milk

The Beer Co.

Not only does The Beer Co. have amazing crafted beer, they also have amazing cocktails. Located away from the noisy city, this bar is the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy an ice-cold expertly crafted cocktail or a bitter beer. Not sure what to order? No problem! Get the Cocktail Tasting, offering 100ml tasters of six of their delicious cocktails.

Love Me So

Another Melville favourite of ours has made it to the list. There's no need for you to grab your passport to get the chance to taste amazing Ramen, Korean BBQ and Poke Bowls, just visit this restaurant. They have an amazing line-up of refreshing and delicious cocktails that are just waiting for you to try them out. You will fall in love with Love Me So, in no time.

Love Me So

Let us know which cocktails you've tried, and feel free to share any we may have missed!

Food

DStv Delicious Fest

When: Saturday, 21 September 2019 – Sunday, 22 September 2019.

Where: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Corner R55 & Allandale Road, Rietfontein, Midrand, Johannesburg.

This is one of the most exciting events around Jozi and we all want to indulge in all the amazing food. DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, is the firm favourite among foodies. And you will get to experience music and entertainment from local and international artists, the best of the best! So, grab those tickets and let's have some springtime outdoor fun.

The line up is as follows:

Final Friday Foodie Market with Lazy Makoti

When: Friday, 30 August 2019 from 10:00 – 15:00.

Where: Killarney Mall, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg.

A real foodie's event, it doesn't get better than the Final Friday Foodie Market with The Lazy Makoti. This event brings you an around the world experience. Your taste buds will be the lucky travelers as you enjoy your craving of choice from Indian and Mediterranean cuisine, artisan bread and a little bit of everything else. So, for everyone who enjoys eating and cooking, come on over because The Lazy Makoti has made cooking easy!

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Kota Fest

When: Saturday, 07 September 2019 – Sunday, 08 September 2019.

Where: Elkah Sport Stadium, Vundla Street, Rockville, Soweto, Johannesburg.

AmaKota boss! This one is for the big guns with appetite, the ones who are looking forward to indulging in some amazing kotas. For the 3rd Annual Soweto Kota Festival, they are excited to bring you more food stalls, craft beer, cocktails and big name artists, including upcoming artists, musicians and DJs to keep the party alive. You can expect to see over 35 of the best kota outlets from all over Gauteng.

Appetite Fest 2019!

When: Friday, 13 September 2019 – Sunday, 15 September 2019.

Where: Sun Arena at Time Square Casino, 209 Aramist Avenue, Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria.

Let's go to Pretoria for this Appetite Fest! This event is worth taking a short left to the 012 to enjoy this awesome festival for all foodies. This foodie haven promises to give you your money's worth. So, whether you're a foodie, home cook, chef or culinary guru, head to Time Square's Sun Arena. It is just the perfect outdoor setting you've been longing for. You can expect food stalls, tasting tables, themed hospitality areas and culinary theatres.

Appetite Fest 2019!

Vegan Food Fair

When: Every second Sunday of the month at 08:30 – 17:00.

Where: Klitsgras Drumming, Garsfontein Road, Pretoria.

There is something for vegans too, because we want to make sure no foodie is left out. So, whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or even just love vegan food, be sure to join in on the Vegan Food Fair. You can expect to indulge in awesome food and product stalls, meditation, yoga, and live music, games for all ages with the focus on friends and family. And you are allowed to bring your friendly pets too, now you cannot tell us you are not sold!

The Fire & Feast Meat & Food Festival

When: Friday, 06 September 2019 – Sunday, 08 September 2019.

Where: The Ticketpro Dome, Northumberland Road and Olievenhout Avenue, North Riding, Johannesburg.

Meat lovers, join in on this event fit for all foodies. The popular and oh-so tantalising Fire & Feast Meat & Food Festival will be helping Joburgers shake off the winter cobwebs and slide into spring vibes over a weekend-long affair of meat, fire, braais and live music. So, if this sounds like the exact vibe you are looking for then be sure to join in! And MiCasa; Robbie Wessels; Kobus de Kock Jr and Andre Kriel from Black Cat Bones; Catherine Grenfell and Cito and Martin from Wonderboom, are just some of the special entertainment performances included in the weekend line-up. It promises to be a feast for all your senses.

The Fire & Feast Meat & Food Festival

Drinks

Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival 2019

When: Saturday, 06 September 2019 – Sunday, 08 September 2019.

Where: Walter Sisulu Square and Convention Centre, Corner Klipspruit Valley Road & Union Road Kliptown, Pimville Zone 9, Soweto, Johannesburg.

This is the 14th edition of the Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival. So, if you are a huge fan of wine and everything in between, be sure to join in on the Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival. You can get the chance to discover great wines at one of South Africa's most vibrant hoods! Here, the best kind of magic happens when good vibes collide with vintners. You can expect to indulge in mouthwatering gourmet food to suit all tastes, as well as the opportunity to rub shoulders with some local A-listers.

Soweto Wine & Lifestyle Festival 2019

Corona SunSets Festival

When: Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 12:00 – 23:00.

Where: Ground, Plot 19 Driefontein Road, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

One of the most exciting and unique events to ever hit the city is back again! Corona SunSets Festival if an every kind of people event. Those who enjoy sunsets and those who create memories with a bottle of Corona in one hand while capturing the sunset. For all music lovers, you'll be happy to hear that there will be two different stages while the sun is going down over Muldersdrift.

Wine Not

When: Saturday, 7 September 2019 at 10:00 – 22:00.

Where: St Stithians College, 40 Peter Place, Lyme Park, Sandton, Johannesburg.

More wine events for the wine lovers, the Wine Not event is just the right fit for you! You will get to enjoy a wide variety of top South African wines and food throughout the day. You will be tasting a selection of wines from premium wine farms which will also be available for purchase. Plus, there will be a full bar available to satisfy all taste buds, even for the “non-wine enthusiasts”. Last but not least, there will be a selection of food vendors to cater to all your cravings!

Wine Not

The Linden Market 2019

Date: Sunday, 28 September 2019 at 09:00 - 16:00.

Where: Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, 45 Thomas Bowler St, Emmarentia, Randburg, Johannesburg.

What screams 'spring' more than the Linden Market? This is a curated lifestyle market like no other with a fantastic selection of South Africa's top makers, designers and artisans. You can enjoy a day of shopping, eating and listening to live music at the Botanical Gardens. This is a perfect outing for friends and family as there is something for everyone to enjoy. We'll be seeing you there! For more information on this event click here!

Mix Fest 2019 At Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge

Date: Saturday, 28 September – Sunday, 29 September 2019.

Where: Cradle Moon Lakeside Game Lodge, 59 Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

September is not only celebrated for the beautiful spring season, but also because it is deaf-awareness month. With that said, Mix 93.8 FM and Channeled Events bring you the first ever Mix Fest this September. This two day event is bound to be amazing, filled with music and boasting a stellar line-up to keep you dancing for two days straight! And it is all for a good cause because Mix 93.8 FM will donate a portion of all ticket sales to the Rotary Club. Donations will also be accepted towards the charity organisation at the Silent Mix private headphone party on the Saturday night.

The Grand White Spring Picnic Soweto 2019

Date: Saturday, 28 September 2019 from 12:00 - 23:59.

Where: GOG Gardens Soweto, R559 Zuurbekom Road, Soweto, Johannesburg.

Dress up in your cool white outfits and let's get this party started! This is Soweto's first Grand White Spring Picnic, and you are being invited to come enjoy a spectacular time out and about in the coolest township. It promises to be amazing, because there ain't no party like a Soweto party because a Soweto party don't stop! There will be delicious food, entertainment, good vibes and a vibrant crowd.

The Grand White Spring Picnic Soweto 2019

The Sun City Sandy Land Getaway

Date: Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 07:00 – 17:30.

Where: The bus departs from Park Station Johannesburg, CBD, 2000.

Being away from the busy city isn't a bad idea at all. It's time to soak up the sun and enjoy the holiday feeling before the end of the year rush. They are hosting their second annual Sun City Lands Getaway day trip. Which will be a short two-and-a-half-hour journey outside the city, at the legendary Valley of the Waves at Sun City Resort. There isn't anything that could match up to welcome spring, than soaking in the sun and relaxing in the sand and just enjoying sunny days.

This full day road trip begins with an early start. Embark on your journey from Park Station in Joburg CBD at 07:00. Then stop by Chameleon Village to celebrate the halfway mark. This is one of the coolest craft village’s you’ll come across. Here, you can find all sorts of African hand made products to help you remember your trip.

Once you arrive at Sun City, the second part of the journey begins. Your ticket covers the entrance to the resort and the Valley of the Waves, as well as all the fun water slides awaiting you. Relax and have fun with the whole family without the hassle of making long term travel plans. The Sun City Sandy Lands Getaway experience is the perfect way to welcome in the summer, so don’t wait to book your tickets. Last year’s event was sold out!

Republic Of Beer

Date: Saturday to Sunday, 27 – 28 September 2019 (Sat: 15:00 – 22:00, Sun: 12:00 – 21:00)

Where: Red Roman Shed, Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

Cheers to the weekend, now let's drink to that! Raise your glasses and enjoy everything beer related. Calling upon all 'ye who love beer, join in and enjoy your favourite drink the best way you know how at the Republic of Beer at the Red Roman Shed. This festival is going to be filled with live entertainment, good vibes and all you need to do is make sure you have a jolly good time. So gather your squad and let's enjoy, with a glass of beer in one hand, of course!

Republic Of Beer

The Soothing Sounds Of The 22nd Standard Bank Joy Of Jazz

Date: Thursday – Saturday, 26 – 28 September 2019 at 19:00

Where: Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz is bringing on the jazz again, you should expect amazing sounds this spring, because beautiful classical jams go well with the season. They are giving you the best musicians in the country and abroad. And this year they are going to be even bigger and better, you can expect diversity with a phenomenal level of artistry. And to top it off, there will be a special performance to honour the late Hugh Masekela. Don't say we didn't advise you to get your tickets soon!

A Taste Of Africa At African Food Festival

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at 12:00 - 22:00.

Where: Pretoria National Botanical Gardens, 2 Cussonia Avenue, Brummeria, Pretoria.

September isn't only the month when spring officially begins, but it is also Heritage Month. Enjoy everything that is South African and indulge in everything that makes us true Africans. South Africa is the melting pot of diversity and the African Food Festival is where you need to be on Heritage Day. There will be African food, poetry, music, dance and, of course, a good vibe. Giving you a beast line-up with only the best for you on the day:

A Taste Of Africa At African Food Festival

DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival 2019

Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019 – Sunday, 22 September 2019.

Where: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, Corner R55 & Allandale Road, Rietfontein, Midrand, Johannesburg.

This being their 7th edition of the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, you already know they always make sure you enjoy every single moment. The experience is out of this world. A festival filled with nothing but the best in music, food and an amazing time. This year, the line up is even bigger and better, as they are hosting local and international artists. Prepare to be blown away!

The line up is as follows:

Comic Con Africa 2019

Date: Saturday, 21 September 2019 – Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Where: Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Drive, Halfway House, Midrand, Johannesburg.

This is an exciting one for all the geeks and nerds out there - rejoice because Comic Con Africa is making a return. You should be planning your outfit already as this is the chance for you to dress up as your favourite comic character and be a superhero for the day. Dreams are meant to come true, and this is just the place to bring those dreams to life. You can expect promos of new series, movies, anime, cosplay competitions, gaming, manga, an irresistible collection of comic books and, of course, a panel of discussions with local and international celebrities. Trust us when we say, you do not want to miss any of it!

Heritage Day Pop-Up Market at Design Quarter

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at 10:00 – 15:00.

Where: Design Quarter, Corner William Nicol and Leslie East, Magaliesig, Sandton, Johannesburg.

A bit of North Jozi is just what we signed up for. Join in as the popular Maboneng food market makes its way to Magaliesig this Heritage Day as they are bringing you the Heritage Day Pop-Up Market at Design Quarter. Allowing you to enjoy some magic as the Market on Main vibe will be transforming the Design Quarter into a magical experience. Bring your loved ones to enjoy some lekker South African food, as well as cuisines from around the world. It'll be like travelling, but with your taste buds. What a time to be South African! See you there!

Junkie Charity Store

Charity stores often stock some of the best vintage items finds around town, and fortunately for us, Melville is stocked with these kinds of places. One that stands out is the Junkie Charity Store on 4th Avenue. To give you an idea of what is on sale here note the following: turn of the century furniture, quirky lampshades and hospital beds... pretty cool, eh? The vast array of items marked for sale is so big that you could call Junkie a department store.

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Modern Antiques

Greymont is the go-to place if you're antiquing. On weekends cars flank Long Road on both sides as people rush to get their hands on the finest old-school wares. One of the shops that stand out the most is Modern Antiques which specialises in collectors' items and the restoration of old furniture.

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Hunters Rest Antiques

We're staying in Greymont for now because there's just so much to see. Hunters Rest Antiques is the candy store we've all been searching for. From rustic Coca-Cola signs to old-school petrol pumps, it's all here. Welcome, you have arrived at the coolest place on earth, and it's within driving distance from home - what a win. Hunters also specialise in artwork, jewellery, furniture and everything in between. Also, be sure to check out the coffee shop while you're there.

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Hospice Wits

Nothing hurts quite as much as the vintage we didn't buy. From loungy armchairs to tracksuit pants purchases, all the cash goes to a worthy cause. HospiceWits provides care and support to the communities within the Johannesburg Metropolitan District, primarily Johannesburg and Soweto. Be sure to check them out and maybe score some cool deals while helping someone in need.

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Bounty Hunters

This list will not be complete without mentioning the store with all those cats in Melville. Two stories of yesterday's treasures are waiting for you to be discovered among a mountain of kittens. Be sure to know that the money you spend here will be used to better the lives of feline friends all over town. The shop sells everything from hand me down clothes, tonnes of books to random items such as wetsuits and dirty playing cards.

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Barter Buy Antiques & Interiors

Barter Buy is a wonderland of antiques and collectibles. This furniture refurbishment specialist store is housed within a two-storey former residential property in Kensington. The ground floor alone stretches on for what seems like at least half a kilometre. Barter Buy are experts in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian furniture restoration and stock a vast collection of antique utensils, decorative pieces and unique statement furnishings.

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Kensington Trading Antiques

Another Kensington antique store to check out is Kensington Trading Antiques. This is a vintage clothing and music lover's paradise. Their vast array of vinyl collectibles alone makes visiting them well worth your while. For the ladies, there is an entire section of the store dedicated to vintage clothing and accessories, some of which date back decades. These unique fashion items are not only in fine condition, but are generally fairly priced. The store also stocks bespoke furniture, Art Deco light fixtures and retro gaming stations.

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Wilton Courses by Baked Boutique – Sandhurst

If you are into baking, but want to expand your baking abilities and be a master at adding those perfect finishing touches, then be sure not to miss out on the Wilton Cake Decorating Courses. Perfect the art of your buttercream skills, learn how to create beautiful flowers and cake designs, and become the master of fondant and gum paste to help you create that wonderful and creative masterpiece to wow family, friends and guests.

Find more information here.

Scrapbook Den – Edenvale

Looking to get a bit crafty but don’t know where to start? Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Den. It offers fun general classes Tuesday to Saturday from 09:30 to 12:30. And, if you cannot make these classes, you can request evening classes by appointment. This is also a great way to socialise and have fun with friends, as you will have three hours of entertainment crafting, good company and laughter!

Find more information here.

The Chocolate Studio – Fourways

If you are a chocoholic and absolutely love everything about chocolate, then be sure to book yourself (and your friends) at a fun evening class with The Chocolate Studio in Fourways! They have a number of courses available, so you can learn the art of making Swiss Roulades, cupcakes, chocolate appreciation and much more! This is definitely the perfect way to learn everything there is about chocolate. Best be sure to book now to avoid disappointment!

Find more information here.

Grootplaas De Rust Cheese Academy – Broederstroom

I am not much of a cheese fan myself, but if you love cheese and are interested in the processes of making your favourite cheeses, ranging from cottage cheese, mascarpone, halloumi, feta and ricotta, book yourself a three-day course at the Grootplaas De Rust Cheese Academy. They have a number of courses throughout the year, so be sure to book your spot now as each course can take a maximum of eight students.

Find more information here.

Vertical Vixen – Northriding And Edenvale

Okay, pole dancing is a bit of a taboo topic to some, but in reality, it is becoming a fun, interesting and popular way to get in shape. Even I am interested in trying it! Vertical Vixen offers a range of classes to cater to your needs, experience and fitness level, so there are no prerequisites! You can sign up for a month-to-month membership, a three or six-month membership or an annual membership depending on your appetite for adventure...

Find more information here.

The Grill Academy 

Learn to braai like a pro at the Weber Grill Academy. They offer a range of classes on Weber Grills, which is perfect if you are looking to do something fun and interesting with friends. From beginners and ladies courses to specialty braaing courses, you'll be able to refine and show off your braai skills soon, perhaps at your next get-together!

Find more information here. 

The Kitchen Space – Parkhurst

If you are interested in broadening your knowledge of the world of cooking, then be sure not to miss demos at The Kitchen Space! The Kitchen Space focuses on Asian cooking. You will learn how to prepare everything from Vietnamese and Thai to Chinese and Malaysian dishes. Demos take place every Thursday from 19:00 to 21:00 and is perfect if you are looking for something fun to do on a girls-night-out. Book now!

Find more information here.

Concrete Foundation Crew

How about something a little different and exhilarating? If this sounds right up your alley, then why not join the Concrete Foundation Crew and get fit and toned with some gym and running classes and workshops? Not only will you enjoy the stunning weather, sights and atmosphere of George Lea Park in Sandton, but you'll also have a fun filled, well-balanced day of outdoor training perfect for both young and old, no matter your age or build. Classes take place every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 17:00 to 19:00.

Find more information here.

Bounce Flight Academy

This class is ideally for kids aged between 7 — 13, but they can cater to older age groups that want to learn how to do backflips, summer saults, twists and other cool tricks on a trampoline. The Flight Academy will ensure you learn all these awesome tricks safely during your classes. The program also includes a FREE session every Monday and Friday, where you can practice and work on the skills you have learnt during class.

Find more information here.

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Sunsets

Randlords — Braamfontein

Okay, so this spot isn’t always open to the public as it is one of the most exclusive venues in the city, but when they host parties on the 22nd floor of the Randlords venue, you better ensure you’re there! You will be perched on the highest point in Braamfontein, and get a complete 360 degree panoramic view of the City of Gold that stretches from the magnificent FNB Stadium and bustling Soweto to the Sandton Skyline.

Find more information here.

Northcliff Water Tower — Northcliff

All the best things in life tend to be free, hence my reason for mentioning the Northcliff Water Tower as one of the best sunset spots in Joburg. I say this because I have experienced it firsthand. One of my ex-boyfriends decided to spoil me with a romantic picnic for two at this spot, and I must say it is by far one of my fondest memories! The sunset from this spot definitely set the perfect backdrop to a romantic evening. So, if you are looking for an ideal date idea that will not break the bank, then pack a picnic basket with tasty goodies and some good wine, find a comfy blanket, head to Lucky Avenue in Northcliff and set up at the Northcliff Water Tower.

Directions: From Beyers Naude Drive, turn left onto Frederick Drive. Left onto Hearn Drive, which will lead into Rockey Drive. Then turn right into Louie Avenue, and right again into Lucky Avenue.

Roots Restaurant at Forum Homini — Kromdraai

After a long day of taking in all the sights that the Cradle of Humankind and Sterkfontein have to offer, why not sit back and relax out on the deck at Forum Homini’s Roots Restaurant? Wind down while sipping on a glass of wine as the sun sets over the surrounding dam and veld. The restaurant offers a truly stunning African sunset. And, once the sun has gone down, head inside for a divine dinner to round off your day on a high note (be sure to book beforehand, as booking is essential).

Find more information here.

Skye Bar — Sandown

Whether you are looking for a relaxing spot to wait out the traffic or a great spot for a stunning sunset and pre-party drinks to get your night started, the Skye Bar offers an elegant space just for that. This spot can be rather pricey when it comes to their cocktails, so ensure you visit it for a special occasion or if you are looking to spoil yourself! I think taking in the panoramic views of Sandton while sipping on a refreshing Honey Sling (Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey shaken cold with vanilla extract, pineapple juice, charged with soda water) sounds like the perfect way to start an evening out with the girls!

Find more information here.

The Island Bar — Southern Sun Hyde Park

Grab a cocktail, sit out on the pool deck and take in the glorious Highveld sunsets from the Island Bar at Southern Sun Hyde Park. This happens to be one of the most popular and happening places to be over weekends, as the vibe is busy and buzzing on Friday and Saturday nights. Their cocktails are superbly refreshing, perfect for spring and summer nights, and the sunset views from this venue are one of the best in the city.

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The San Deck – Sandton

The San Deck Sandton is another great option if you're chasing a majestic Joburg sunset. This is yet another Sandton favourite if you are looking to sit back, lounge around on the comfy, luxurious couches and sip on a sundowner while watching the sun go down over the Sandton CBD skyline. On colder nights, they have three large fire pits that will set the ambience and keep you warm while you take in all of that the city lights have to offer once the sun has gone down.

Find more information here.

The Living Room — Maboneng

Reconnect with nature at The Living Room in the heart of Joburg! This rooftop venue offers urban-eco café cuisine, plant art and urban design. It also has a showroom for green design and lifestyle. On Sunday afternoons they host fantastic live entertainment to end off your weekend on a chilled note, and best of all, you get the opportunity to check out the stunning views of the Maboneng Precinct as the sun goes down over the city.

Find more information here.

Top of Africa — Joburg CBD

Head to the very top of the 50-storey Carlton Centre and take in a stunning 360-degree view of the city from one of the highest points in Joburg. From the observatory deck, you can see the whole of Joburg, from the FNB Stadium and Soweto in the south-west, Braamfontein and Hillbrow directly north, to Gandhi Square to the west. Take in this stunning sunset which literally turns Joburg into the City of Gold. There is also a bar and coffee shop at the very top!

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The Beach - Rivonia

No need to take the tedious six-hour journey down to the coast just to enjoy a beautiful sunset on the beach along with your favourite cocktail! The Beach has finally come to Rivonia, offering a rooftop beach right in the heart of Joburg! This stunning venue has some of the very best sunsets over the city, and is fully equipped with a full bar with amazing cocktails, gourmet hot dogs and finger platters, and live entertainment!

For more info, click here.

Higher Ground — Bryanston

On the stunning grounds of the St Stithians College, Higher Ground Restaurant is the perfect spot if you are looking to sit back and enjoy the stunning views of the city while indulging in fabulous cocktails and delicious food. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is ideal if you are looking to wait out the traffic after work, or need to get together with friends for after-work sundowners.

Find more information here.

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  1. "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." - Napoleon Hill
  2. "I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." - Florence Nightingale
  3. "I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." - Stephen Covey
  4. "Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them." - Vaibhav Shah
  5. "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas A. Edison
  6. "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." - Ray Goforth
  7. "You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up." - Richelle E. Goodrich
  8. "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." - Thomas Jefferson
  9. "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford
  10. Pearls don’t lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it. - Chinese Proverb

If that doesn't get you pumped up and motivated enough to conquer the day, check this motivational video out on YouTube.

Are there any motivational quotes you'd like to share with us? Leave a comment below!

We Know How to Hustle.

Just because you don’t have a job doesn’t mean your bank balance becomes stagnant. From wheeling and dealing photocopiers and water coolers on the side to writing articles as a freelancer, Joburgers know how to make money – that’s what the city’s built on, right?

We Eat Deadlines for Brunch.

Because Johannesburg ticks to its own clock we tend to work a lot faster. You need that report by 11? We’ll have it done by nine. We’ve been taught from a very young age that if you stand still for long enough someone else will take your place in line.

We Think Everyone Outside of Joburg Drive Too Slow.

Have you ever been on holiday in the Eastern Cape and every single person on the road has never made use of their car’s third gear? Yup. That’s us, right. Just because the speed limit is 40 doesn’t mean we have to stick to it, right? Life is happening and ya’ll need to move, move, move.

We Think Everyone Inside of Joburg Drive too Fast.

Joburg is filled with a bunch of maniacs on the road. Just because the speed limit is 80 doesn’t mean you have to drive 220. But it’s okay if we do it because we really need to get to the pub...

We Know How to Drink – But is That a Good Thing?

Phuza Thursday was born in Joburg. That much is a fact. The working class in this town only need half an excuse to go out and drink. Oh it’s karaoke night? Let’s go have a drink! Oh, You’ve had a bad day at the office! Let’s go have a drink. As fun as it may seem to sing Celine Dion at the top of your lungs whilst under the influence every Thursday for the past eight years kind of boils down to, you having a problem... besides, they call us JOLburgers for a reason.

By Shawn Greyling

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Eat Vegan Food At Leafy Greens

If ever you find yourself in the Muldersdrift area, you have to pay Leafy Greens a visit. This vegan-friendly café is situated on an organic farm and is an oasis that provides only the healthiest vegetarian and vegan foods that come straight from their own farm. Take in the stunning setting and help yourself to the mouth-watering options on the buffet table, or order delicious items from their menu such as dairy-free toasted cheese and tomato on sourdough bread, a baked cheese-free pizza or a delectable vegan burger, made with a quinoa patty. There is also a shop on-site that sells all kinds of good-for-you things – from food and natural beauty products to blenders and more! Everything you need for a healthy lifestyle is here.

Address: Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

For more information, visit their website here

Have A Hearty Meal At Casalinga

Right next door to the above-mentioned Leafy Greens is Casalinga, an Italian-styled country bistro that doubles as a wedding venue, so you can imagine just how stunning it is. Check this place out for a delicious meal – it’s particularly great for a hearty Sunday lunch. If that's not enough to get you drooling, consider this: they also have a chocolatier on the premises called the Chocolate Tier (ha, get it?) where you can indulge in a delightful chocolate experience!

Address: Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

For more information, click here

Visit The Cradle Of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is a fascinating place that’s definitely worth a visit (or re-visit) for everyone! Maropeng, the official visitor centre for the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, provides a wealth of information when it comes to the development of humans over the last few millions of years. Visitors will get the opportunity to see fossils, learn about the origins of humankind and inspect stone tools that are over one million years old! It’s a fascinating place to visit for people of all ages.

Address: Just off the R563 Hekpoort Road, Sterkfontein.

For more information, click here

Explore the Sterkfontein Caves

The Sterkfontein Caves are located in Maropeng and are world famous for the amazing fossil discoveries that have been made here. It’s recommended that you take a tour through the caves so that you don't miss out on anything! The most significant fossil discoveries in the caves were 'Mrs Ples', a 2.1-million-year-old Australopithecus skull, and 'Little Foot', an almost complete Australopithecus skeleton that is over three-million years old! Note: if you take the tour, don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes as it involves quite a bit of walking.

Address: Just off the R563 Hekpoort Road, Sterkfontein.

For more information, click here

Go On A Hike

If you need to get some fresh country air in your lungs, why not lace your takkies up and take a hike in the beautiful Magaliesberg area? The Rustig resort has many trails to choose from depending on how much you want to challenge yourself. From the 18km Magalieskraans Trail to the 3km Olivenhout Trail, there’s a hike suitable for everyone’s level of fitness.

For more information about Rustig Resort, click here

Ride Your Bike

If you’re into mountain biking, Magaliesburg is the perfect place to get your wheels in motion. The Skeerpoort trail is a great MTB route where you will be able to really get your heart pumping! When you’re done, why not stick around at the Van Gaalen Cheese Farm and indulge in a cheesy post-workout treat? You totally deserve it after all that riding!

For more information about Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, click here

Have Tea At Garden World

There’s nothing quite like having tea in a nursery, right? Garden World is a tranquil spot that’s perfect for when you want to shut off from the world for a bit. At the tea garden, you can indulge in a range of teatime treats, including farmhouse breakfasts, freshly-baked scones, toasted sandwiches and more! This venue also hosts kitchen teas, hen parties and other special occasions. Don’t forget to stock up on all your garden supplies while you’re here.

Address: Muldersdrift Road, Krugersdorp.

For more information, click here

Taste Beer At Gilroy's

Calling all beer lovers to Gilroy’s Brewery. Here, you’ll learn all about the history of beer and how it’s created. Plus, you’ll get to taste the grains while learning about Gilroy’s four award-winning brews. There is a restaurant on site, where you will find everything from gammon steak with mash and sauerkraut to beef and onion pie, apple crumble and more. Plus, there is live entertainment on weekends, so, even if you don’t like beer, Gilroy’s Brewery definitely worth a visit.

Address: Beyers Naudé & R114, Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp.

For more information, click here

Bring The Dogs To Walkhaven

If you’ve got furry family members and want to take them somewhere different for some socialising and a spot of exercise, why not take a trip to the Muldersdrift side of town and let them swim the in the dam, run around the park and play with other dogs? It’s a great day out in the countryside, so be sure to head over the next time both you and your pets need a bit of fresh air! Visitors are welcome to bring picnic baskets and settle down for a tasty meal on the lush grass. Walkhaven also boasts a tea garden and braai areas.

Address: Walkhaven Dog Park, Plot 77, Zwartkop.

For more information, click here

Get Pampered At Riverview Spa

Treat yourself to a pamper session at Riverview Spa the next time you’re in the Magaliesberg area. Look out for their Moonlight Spa, which happens on the first Friday of each month – how divine does that sound? There is a kids’ spa as well, so if you’ve got your little ones with you, they can get a bit of pampering done, too! There’s also a coffee shop on site so rest assured, you won’t go hungry or thirsty.

Address: Memory Mountain, Country Manor, Zwartkop, Muldersdrift.

For more information, click here

Do you know of any other fun things to do in Muldersdrift? Let us know about them!

 

Post

If ever you get a craving for a juicy prego roll and some sweet lemonade to wash it down with (a very specific craving, yes, but a real one if you’re like us), Post is the place to go. That’s not all their menu boasts though – you can’t really go wrong here. Whether you order the salmon on rye or the flapjacks served with bacon, honey, yoghurt and fruit, you’ll walk out feeling full, happy and ready for a shopping spree or nap (depends on what you order, really).

Address: 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Kitcheners

Thrift store by day, party haven by night, Kitcheners wears more than one hat, that’s for sure. If you stroll inside on a Saturday, you’ll find all kinds of gems – from vintage clothes and bags to shoes and accessories. Shopping with a drink in hand? Yes, please. By night, Kitcheners morphs into a party bar with different themed nights – you could get comedy, live music or find yourself in the midst of a dub night, who knows? Plus, it’s one of the oldest bars in Joburg!

Address: Corner Juta and De Beer Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Great Dane

Right next-door to Kitcheners is Great Dane, a fab party bar by night, hotdog hotspot by day. Their parties go on until the wee hours of the morning  and for good reason. They sure know how to throw them. Like Kitcheners, Great Dane’s parties vary so just be sure to check out what’s happening before you go. Or don’t – it might be more fun that way!

Address: 5 De Beer Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

WAM

The Wits Art Museum, otherwise known as WAM, is a great place   not only to admire some art but also to grab a bite to eat. They’re home to Olives and Plates where you can get an assortment of sandwiches, wraps, saucy roasted chicken, roasted veggie salads, cakes and other sweet treats. Fuel up and take a look at the art on display. WAM’s home to a collection of African art and also hosts a range of exhibitions.

Address: Corner Bertha (extension of Jan Smuts Avenue) and Jorissen Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Father Coffee

Okay, this is a bold statement, but it’s quite possible that Father makes one of the best coffees in town. We do not say this lightly. In fact, we consider ourselves to be quite the coffee snobs, so if you’ve yet to try it, do so and then try and argue! There are limited seats inside so it’s best to grab a takeaway coffee and walk around Braam while you sip on whatever you’ve ordered (a flat white for us, please).

Address: 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

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Doubleshot

Doubleshot Coffee is a great coffee spot that also serves up a wide range of teas. Their food offerings are fab, too. Sit and chow down on coconut French toast, shakshouka, and smoked trout cottage pie! And wash your meal away with a craft iced tea, why don’t you?

Address: Corner of Juta and Melle Street, Braamfontein, Inner City, Johannesburg.

Bannister Hotel

The Bannister Hotel has a fab vibe to it if you pop in for a drink and a bit of a dance   depending on which night you go, of course. Things pick up on Thursday nights (especially First Thursdays, when Braamfontein really comes to life after dark on the first Thursday of every month). Pull up a chair at the bar and who knows, you might even catch a live act while you’re there.

Address: 9 de Beer Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Velo

Velo makes a mean sandwich. Their gourmet versions, in particular, are oh-so-tasty, but if you feel like a good ol’ fashioned toasted chicken mayo sarmie (sometimes that’s all you need), you can get that here, too. Velo doubles as a bar so order a cocktail with lunch (no judgement here) and you’re good to go.

Address: Corner Melle and Juta Streets, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Archive

If you’re a sneakerhead, you don’t need to read this – you already know all about Archive. They specialise in must-have exclusive and limited edition sneakers so if you need to get your hands on that hot pair, or you’ve got your eye on a classic, you know where to go.

Address: 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Know other great places in Braam not mentioned above? Let us know below!

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Some people have a fascination with cigars, and yes, I am one of them. In America, over 3.8 billion cigars are smoked annually, however, back in South Africa, they aren't often available in stores or clubs. The younger market is also the least likely to be seen smoking them. But, if you're part of the niche few who enjoys a deep puff or two, here's where you can find them around town...

The Cigar Club

You can’t smoke cigars without buying some first. We've found that the best place to get good imported cigars at the best prices is at The Cigar Club. They require you to register as a club member before making a purchase, but membership is FREE, so don't stress. Tip: take a look at their offerings carefully because they have special packages worked out for weddings or sample packs of the five top-rated cigars etc. These packages are also cool because you save a bit off a regular purchase… and that’s always good.

Katzy's Rosebank

Katzy’s is a five-star experience as far as bars and lounges go. They specialise in live jazz with that wall to wall leather and wood look, expensive whiskeys and of course smoking stoggies. They have a range of cigars on hand to add to your eventful night out.

Cubana

Cubana, as the name so implies, is a Cuban themed venue where you can buy cigars, kick back and relax in a faux Cuban type environment. Their claim to fame is that they are singularly the biggest cigar traders in South Africa with all the Cuban and Dominican cigars a connoisseur might want. They also boast their own brand of cigars which is apparently quite pleasing.

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Chevy Lane

While this 1950's retro dinner functions mainly as a family restaurant, there are a few secret treasures to behold here too. With an open balcony and a dedicated whisky and cigar bar, Chevy Lane offers you vintage-inspired sophistication. Completely separate from the kids play area, this is the ideal place to blow off some steam (literally).

Churchill's Bar

Churchill's Bar is styled to look just like an upmarket British gentleman's club, which means it had to include a special place to smoke a cigar or two. Choose from an impressive selection of cigars on offer and pair it with an even more impressive choice of whiskies. All that's missing is a smoking jacket and a pair of loafers.

The Polo Bar at the Four Seasons Westcliff Hotel

The Polo Bar boasts a stylish colonial setting with a polo based design giving it a very regal feel. The view from the bar is spectacular and is a perfect spot to light up, chat or reflect on the busy week that was. A little later, it's worth digging into one of their delicious cocktails and possibly lighting another stoggie… what could be better?

Know other cigar venues or retailers not mentioned above? Let us know below!

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

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Island Bar at Southern Sun Hyde Park

For delicious cocktails, a fun vibe, and great music with a classic and elegant feel, pay a visit to Island Bar at Southern Sun Hyde Park ... it's the perfect spot for after work socialising with colleagues and friends. Grab a cocktail and dig into a light meal while watching the Highveld sunset from their rooftop pool deck. Sundowners with a stunning view of the city? It can't get any better than that!

Jolly Cool, Parkhurst

This one has been around for many years and to this day, it's still one of the coolest hangouts in Parkhurst. Head through to Jolly Cool to play a few rounds of pool, grab a bite to eat, hang out with your mates, have a few drinks to unwind, and have a jolly good time. This popular hangout is the place to be after 17:00, so make sure you arrive early (finding parking can be a nightmare). With reasonably priced food and drinks, this is the best way to chill out. Don't leave without grabbing one of their pizzas!

Jolly Roger Restaurant & Pub

Directly across from Jolly Cool is the Jolly Roger Restaurant & Pub. From the moment you walk into this one, you instantly get the feeling of a traditional British pub. It's crowded, rather loud and can be smokey but the vibe is homey and friendly. Along with the warm atmosphere, there's also beer on tap, delicious pub food and friendly service.

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SIX Cocktail Bar

This stylish and upbeat little spot is a gem in the Melville precinct. It gives you great music, a social environment, drinks, a choice of 60 different cocktails and meals (in case you get a little hungry with all that drinking) all rolled up into one trendy, exciting and interesting venue. Happy Hour lasts for seven hours, from 12:00 until 19:00 daily (yes, EVERY DAY!), and during this extended hour you can enjoy their special of two-for-the-price-of-one cocktails. Go easy on the Long Island Ice Tea though, two of those and you'll be under the table if you're a lightweight.

Billy the B.U.M's, Fourways

This one is an oldie but a goodie! Billy’s is a bar/cocktail lounge that caters for a more mature scene. With a variety of over 60 different cocktails and mixed drinks, good food and awesome tunes, this is the ideal spot to wind down the week. Sit and chill in the seated areas and socialise with friends or, if you feel like busting a move, there is a DJ playing the latest music - feel free to make requests if you want to dance to your favourite tunes (there's always a great 80s track in the line-up).

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The Baron

Everybody knows The Baron! And luckily, this one can be found all over the city. There's one in Bedfordview, Kyalami, Fourways, Bryanston, Sandown and Woodmead, so take your pick, call up your mates and head down to the bar for a cold one (you can find us at the Sandown and Fourways venues more often than not). You can expect a good atmosphere, outstanding service, vintage wines, interesting cocktails and good food. What's nice about this place is the fact that you can visit as a family for a good meal or for a night out on the town. It's versatile, relaxed and easy-going. Also, it's a FREE WiFi spot!

011 Dainfern

Brought to you by The Baron, 011 Dainfern is an upmarket hotspots offering a lovely setting to relax after your hectic day of meetings, deadlines, presentations, fussy clients and millions of emails. Order a martini just the way you like it, tuck into something delicious from their menu (we love the sound of the lamb curry, especially if it's a little chilly outside) and be a little daring by trying out one or two of their refreshing and interesting cocktails.

Hogshead

Hogshead is a great hangout if you're in the mood for grabbing a few drinks and meeting up with your mates. It's one of the more popular restaurant/pubs in the city and offers everything from beer and burgers to a bar and even a kid-friendly section if you're visiting with the family. To help you relax, you can catch various sporting events on their TVs or make use use of their Wi-Fi to update your Facebook check-in or Instagram or even finish some last minute work (if you have to).

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The Radium Beer Hall 

Enjoy a night on the town in one of Joburg’s oldest bars. Expect live performances by local musicians and song writers, check out the new talent on the music scene, have a drink at famous Barman Larry’s Savannah Dry bar; and enjoy a great meal. With walls covered in old memorabilia, posters from ‘back in the day’ and newspaper clippings that have recorded the Radium Beerhall’s history, this bar definitely does give off the vintage vibe.

Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen is a rockabilly-themed bar in the heart of Melville. It's got amazing décor that's sure to catch your eye from the minute you set foot inside! Their food is very tasty and is best washed down with their signature Hellfire Whisky! Perch yourself on one of the comfy leather couches and wind down while you listen to their awesome lineup of rock music. Let the mayhem begin!

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Social On Main

If it's cocktails you want, it's cocktails you'll at Social On Main. Their cocktail menu is amazing and comprehensive, it has something for all tastes and palates, and the food.... so delicious! This one is a must if you find yourself in Bryanston.

Colony Arms

From karaoke and Ribs & Chips specials to live music and beer on tap, Colony Arms has it all to turn your frown upside down when you have the weekday blues. And why not make your visit even better by inviting a few of you colleagues or friends along for a fun evening out? Colony Arms is all about having a good time surrounded by awesome company.

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Pigalle

Pay a visit to a Pigalle and enjoy a night of urban-chic with some Mediterranean flair. They have branches in Sandton, Melrose Arch and Bedfordview. Their upmarket venues boast sophisticated décor and furnishings to set the mood. Coupled with delicious international cuisine featuring seafood, poultry and meats, Pigalle is sure to give you a fine dining experience to remember. Unfortunately, no children under the age of 12 are allowed.

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Chez Girard

With French cuisine and a relaxed environment, complemented by excellent food and service, why not make a reservation at Chez Girard? From starters to the dessert course, indulge in different flavours and textures, and broaden your view on food. Here you’ll find well-priced comfort food that is full of flavour – right in the middle of Bryanston. Top Tip: This is the perfect place for dining with friends.

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Fine Dining

DW Eleven-13

DW Eleven-13 is one of South Africa's most celebrated fine dining restaurants (and a proper gem of Joburg). This is a modern European inspired restaurant infused with Highveld flavour. Quality over quantity is the name of the game here. The ever-changing dishes on DW's lineup are all prepared with a minimalist approach. With its relaxed environment, this is the place to have a fine dining experience minus all the fancy stuff. Chef Marthinus Ferreira's menu and restaurant is always evolving and incorporating new dishes, aiming to bring you a great dining experience.

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Signature Restaurant

With food that you will be sure to remember, superb international and local wines, and good service, we suggest you make a reservation at one of Sandton’s most fashionable restaurants now. Enjoy Signature cocktails while taking in the view of the African sunset through their floor-to-ceiling windows. Indulge in their imaginative cuisine ideas and flavours from their selection of dishes – from sushi and seafood to their signature dishes, as well as vegetarian, meat and poultry options.

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Maximillien

Situated in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Sandton, join Maximillien for a combination of classic Mediterranean dining with a South African flair. Enjoy a high-quality dining experience of delicious cuisine made from the finest ingredients within a stylish yet relaxing ambience. It's also a perfect spot to take in the scenic views of the city through their floor-to-ceiling windows, or while having sundowners out on their deck.

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Cantare Dinner and Dance

For something unique and refreshingly different, join Cantare Dinner and Dance for a great experience. With an extravagant Las Vegas-style feel, it's definitely the place for a dinner with a difference – enjoy entertainment from their Vintage Varga cabaret shows, or dance the night away. Choose from their selection of pastas, veal dishes, seafood and meats and have a relaxed evening with a dining experience that you will never forget!

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Marble

For meat and flame enthusiasts in love with fine dining, Marble restaurant on Keyes Avenue is Rosebank is the best place to go. You can look forward to quality food full of culture unlike any other restaurant. It's authentically different and scrumptious all at the same time. The menu selections are to die for, and don't even get us started on the dessert and cheese options. But it wouldn't be fine dining without the right wine or champagne to taste, would it? Our pick with a good steak is the Cederberg Five Generations Carbernet Sauvignon. Simply divine.

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Piccolo Mondo

The Michelangelo Hotel is by far one of the most iconic hotels in South Africa. It's fitting then that its restaurant be categorised as fine dining as well. The Piccolo Mondo is one of our favourite places to spoil our taste buds at. In fact, we go there so often that we shot this little video inside the Piccolo Mondo kitchen. Drawing from a classic Italian theme, the menu combines a range of traditional dishes that, under the watchful eye of executive chef Andrew and his team, have been given a modern twist.

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Parc Fermé

This is by far one of the most elegant restaurants in Sandton. Parc Fermé offers a chic yet traditional way of experiencing exquisite cuisine prepared by their Mauritian Executive Chef Atmaram. With its contrasting grey, black and white décor and its mixture of exotic fabrics and textiles, Parc Fermé won’t disappoint the eye. We implore that you have a go at their meat and poultry dishes - fillet, T-bone and oxtail being some of our favourites. You can also enjoy a lighter meal such as Parc Ferme's whole baby fish or delicious tempura prawns.

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Grei

Following in the footsteps of the giants that stomped the Saxon kitchen before it, Grei has kept its own as the new kid in a historic culinary site. At the helm is Candice Philip, an understudy of Luke Dale-Roberts during his time at the Saxon Hotel. Candice's hands on approach is what has kept the fine dining flag flying high in Joburg. The menu at Grei confesses a bespoke experience like no other. Dishes feature unusual pairings and natural, succulent flavours. The menu highlights the three key flavours from each dish and conveys a different colour with each course. The menu is a six-course tasting menu, paired with a combination of international and local wines. There is also be a non-alcoholic pairing option as well as vegetarian- and pescatarian-suited menus.

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Know of other great fine dining restaurants not mentioned above? Let us know below!

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

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