Scientists say that the fastest point from A to B is a straight line. These guys have clearly never been to the Randurg Raceway. This is the spot where the G-force pushes you to the edge of your seat and you can't help but lean into every corner as you drift a 200cc two-stroke monster. This lovely establishment can cater to parties of 7 to 70. Drivers (or should we call them racers) can pick between 10-minute to 60-minute runs. Randburg Raceway often hosts endurance races. Laps are timed so that you can compare times with your buddies.
Xtreme Indoor Karting is located in the heart of Fourways in the Cedar Square Shopping Centre. It features a challenging go kart track that will have you twisting and turning to victory. Experience extreme F1-style racing here. This track's karts are the world's best as the technology incorporated into their facility is leading the pack.
Get away from the city and enjoy some wilderness fun at Buggy Parks in Muldersdrift. They offer various packages for both young and old. Junior Karting Packages includes 10 laps (800m) for R100 per person and the Senior Karting Packages includes 10 laps (2km) for R120 per person; 20 laps (4km) for R220 per person; and 30 laps (6km) for R300 per person. And that's not all! they also offer visitors other adventures such as zip lining and paintball to get the adrenaline pumping.
We all feel the need ... the need for speed! SuperKart Indoor Karting is a modern indoor go-karting track conveniently located in the heart of Sandton. This venue provides a wide variety of options from quick 10-minute runs to endurance and league races.
Are you craving an adrenalin rush powered by 50cc monster machine? Then head to Stoneridge Shopping Centre and try out the Compu-Kart go-kart experience for yourself. Enjoy the thrill of competing against your family, friends, co-workers and rivals. Whatever the weather outside, Compu-kart are always eager to host your next function. Whether it's a kiddies birthday party or a dynamic team building session for your staff, you can make awesome memories in these speedy karts.
Come rain or shine, you can enjoy an exciting day of go-karting at IndyKarting Indoor Go-Karting at one of their tracks, located at The Glen Shopping Centre, Clearwater Mall and Rosebank Mall. Race about in their ultra-modern and exceptional RT8 karts and tackle the many turns and bends at each of the different tracks. Each track at each location is different, so click on your preferred destination to find out more: The Glen; Rosebank Mall; or Clearwater Mall.
Located in Gauteng's latest premier mall, Mall Of Africa, Kyalami Kart Circuit is just the place if you're looking to shrug off the stresses of the week and just have a blast. This outdoor track stretches for 843m, allowing you to put your driving skills to the test. Their karts are built for professional racers and are constantly upgraded to keep up with the leaders in the field.
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As summer starts to pick up the pace and the African sun turns up the heat, we tend to give heavier meals like pizza and pasta a skip and go for something a bit more... chilled. With that in mind, South Africa's favourite white-wine-and-seafood hangout, Ocean Basket has introduced its new menu - don't worry all the fan-favourites are still there, like the classic hake and chips with that incredible butter sauce too! To explore the new Ocean Basket summer menu, we ventured to the newly developed Ferndale On Republic (that'd be the old Brightwater Commons compound in Randburg, of course).
Something we've picked up in recent years, especially when it comes to Mediterranean style dining (which Ocean Basket has made popular in South Africa), is that the humble chickpea has become a summertime go-to... and we're loving it. The falafel and avo starter is a must and acts as the perfect way to begin your dining journey. Worth mentioning is the sushi platters - out of this world and not badly priced at all!
Let's jump head-first into the summer menu's drawcard - the sticky rice dishes. Ocean Basket is known for its well-prepared and incredibly delicious sushi (if you haven't tried it yet then we implore you to do so). They've taken their already-famous sushi rice and mixed it with fresh tomato and cucumber as the base for their new sticky rice dishes. These items come with three different toppings: hake, mussel and prawns, and veggies. These dishes were launched alongside National Rice Month in September and has since grown in popularity. We implore that you give them a go the next time you visit Ocean Basket.
Sticking to the summer trend, the restaurant has introduced a string of new salads that are not only healthy to the max but surprisingly filling to boot. We highly suggest the crispy falafel salad complemented with creamy versatile avocado offers an explosion of flavours and texture. Another new entry includes the Greek salmon salad with avocado and feta is irresistible; this beautiful red-orange fish with its high levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids is the perfect Summer salad. Lastly, the Greek whole calamari salad with feta and olives is an excellent source of nutrients and its mild flavour and firm texture make it a great accompaniment to a main meal.
Worried about your safety? Ocean Basket has been instrumental in providing the restaurant industry with a free operations protocol based on global best practice and guided by the WHO: all of our restaurants have very successfully introduced international best practices with protocols that enforce social distancing, the wearing of PPEs, twice-daily temperature checks and customer registers.
These protocols are available to view on the Restaurant Collective's website.
What do you think of the Ocean Basket Summer Menu? Let us know in the comments below!
Date: Thursday, 31 December 2020
New year's eve events are more than just a celebration, they are a global tradition. Millions nationwide and billions throughout the world are united in bidding a collective farewell to the departing year! H2O Party is famous for producing the biggest and best NYE Parties every year, sadly due to the pandemic that is not possible for this year. In honour of 2021, the organisers will create an unforgettable New Years' Eve experience and Jozi’s BEST NYE celebration, featuring over 35 of SA’s top artists! A collaboration of 4 iconic venues perfectly situated on one party strip, with open-air, under the stars outdoor venue space. Each indoor venue will cater for a maximum of 250 people, strict entry and exit will be managed, never allowing more than the maximum limit of people into each indoor space at a time.
Date: Thursday, 31 December 2020
Join Chicago's Piano Bar for an exciting New Year celebration, their NYE Masquerade Ball. Celebrate 2020 and welcome 2021 with plenty of Disco Night Fever and everything that glitters and rocks. You can expect an evening of live music from DJs and local bands, plenty of festivities, and a delicious meal before the dance party begins. Do keep in mind that tables and tickets are extremely limited, so be sure to book your spot and pay before 25 November 2020 to ensure you have a reservation.
Join Micro-Adventure Tours for a New Year's Eve countdown in lockdown on their Jozi rooftop tour. This amazing tour will start with awesome sunset views and end with stunning Jozi's night skies! How it works is you'll UBER to the meeting point at The Parktonian Hotel, which offers 360 degrees views of the city while you will enjoy platters and sundowners. From there, you'llbe taken to at least three other rooftop destinations within the Joburg CBD to enjoy the sights. Be sure to book your spots ASAP as space is limited.
It's time to say goodbye to 2020, and hello to 2021! So why not celebrate new beginnings and the end of another year in true cowboy style at Glenburn Lodge & Spa with their Dinner Dance package? From R1 210 per person sharing, guests will enjoy a comfortable one night's stay, a fun dinner and dance to ring in the New Year, as well as a champagne breakfast the next morning. Space is limited, so contact Glenburn Lodge & Spa on 011 668 1600 or [email protected] to book ASAP! This offer is only valid for 31 December 2020.
Please note: Christmas market dates are subject to change or be cancelled at any given time. Please contact the event organisers directly for further information and confirmation. No mask = no entry.
Join Black Horse Brewery for a great day out and about with the family. Their festive Annual Christmas Market is back, and better than ever. Expect to spend the day tucking into some delicious food, strolling through their various craft stalls where you can purchase a bunch of festive goodies. Don't forget to treat your taste buds and keep cool with a draught of craft beer, or a glass of gin or wine.
Before the Christmas frenzy begins, visit The Linden Market: African Christmas to get started on your festive shopping. This merry-must will span over TWO DAYS in the heart of Emmarentia Botanical Gardens. Expect everything from stunning market stalls to Santa in the Garden, sweet pooches and live music entertainment and much more. It's an absolute must visit for the whole family, including your four-legged companions. Other than all the exciting festivities, you definitely shop up a storm here as you'll find plenty of treasures such as vintage designer clothing, antiques, jewellery and accessories, as well as fresh flowers and organic skincare products. And on the culinary side, there will be lots of gourmet food, craft beer, bubbly and wine.
Get into the festive spirit at the Destination Christmas Markets taking place at Melrose Arch from 02 to 05 December 2020. Here, you'll find unique Christmas gifts for your friends and loved ones, beautiful festive décor, special handcrafted goodies, stunning jewellery, clothing for all, homeware and accessories, and toys for the little ones. Not only will you get to do some festive shopping, but you can also spend the evening dining at on of the precincts fab foodie spots and enjoying the twinkling Christmas light display lining High Street.
For the last Field Markets of 2020, the Christmas Edition Markets bring you plenty of festive joy. Take a stroll underneath the trees to browse through curated stalls featuring quality, locally handcrafted items and deli products. And to delight your taste buds, enjoy a wide variety of gourmet food and craft drinks, plus there will be live music. The kids can run wild at the large free play area. Your four-legged companions are more than welcome to join in as long as they're on a leash.
If you're heading to Pretoria over the festive season, be sure not to miss out on Irene Village Market's Christmas Markets popping up every Saturday until 19 December (there'll be another on Reconciliation Day on 16 December). Here, you can get all of your Christmas shopping done and dusted at more than 100 South African handmade arts and craft stalls while enjoying nature with your family. Don't miss out on a Saturday stroll throw these festive markets and enjoy all the good food, craft beer and gin, the fresh air, live music, crafts and art, and much more.
Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club is hosting a Christmas Market that's sure to have all of the festive bells and whistles that comes along with the holiday season! There will be a wide variety of stalls showcasing beautiful gifting ideas, plenty of Christmas decor, fashion items, accessories and so so much more!
The highly anticipated annual Country Christmas Market in Kyalami is back with yet another jolly edition offering the perfect combination of fun, entertainment and shopping. Enjoy a lovely day out and about in the countryside admiring the Christmas gifts and themed stalls, plus there's a feel-good factor because you'll be supporting local vendors, artisans and crafters. A kiddie play area will keep the little ones occupied and dogs on leash are welcome. So, pull up a bench and spend the afternoon wining and dining with great friends while enjoying fantastic music in this rustic country setting. There's FREE entrance, FREE parking, FREE Wi-Fi, too!
The artisanal market we all know and love, KAMERS/Makers, will be returning to Irene, Pretoria, this December! This is the perfect opportunity to get started on all your Christmas shopping. For a celebratory end to 2020, the country's original artisan 'up'-market returns to Cornwall Hill College for a shopping experience like no other. Get ready for more than 200 proudly SA designers and crafters, all showcasing the coolest stuff you’ve never seen before – from fashion, food, skincare and ceramics to jewellery, lifestyle, music and much more. Click here to get your tickets now.
Get ready for all the festive cheer at this year's edition of the Christmas Village, returning to Sandton City! Gather your friends and family and enjoy a merry frolic through this European-inspired village that showcases all things Christmas and African. Expect everything from twinkling lights, Christmas carols and artisan stalls filled with delectable treats to one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts crafted by local makers. You can find the Christmas Village in the Protea Court at Entrance 12 near Doppio Zero.
If you're in Bedfordview in mid December and would like to enjoy some festive celebrations and retail therapy, then be sure not to miss the Italian Club Christmas Market! This very festive gathering is one of the biggest in Johannesburg! Pop in, delight your taste buds and senses, and also do some Christmas shopping. This market is a must-visit for the whole family! There is a R10 voluntary entrance fee that goes to charity.
Join Molly Malone's Fourways for their first-ever Alternative Christmas Market held by Alternatribe. Here, you can expect to find an interesting selection of handmade goth, punk, vintage, metallist, rocker and steampunk items and art, as well as clothing, jewellery, music, decor, bags, books, fandom and much more! The Molly's Bar and Restaurant is also open to get the weekend started. The big screen will be showing the perfect christmas movie for this event.
Don't miss the fifth annual East Rand Christmas Market, offering shoppers over 80 stalls to explore and shop through. Besides their great variety of festive stalls stocked with plenty of holiday goodies, there will be plenty of tasty eats, sweets and baked goods, and proper barista coffee, milkshakes, freezos, slush and more! Also, your furry four-legged companions are also welcome to explore this cheerful market with you. There's lots of things to do for the whole family, including a treasure hunt with Rudolph and Elf.
It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas! So, why not head to Brooklyn Mall and join in on the festivities with their Handmade & Homemade Christmas Fair. Expect two levels with over 120 cheerful stands filled with high quality items and products, all hand-picked for their uniqueness and exclusivity. You find a wide variety of crafts and artisanal bakes and cakes, and so much more. There's also plenty of bargains and high end collectables ranging from furniture, porcelain, books, antiques, art, jewellery, antique furniture, kitchenware, vintage clothing, silver and much more.
Get your last-minute gifts and stocking fillers done and dusted at the Christmas Market Under The Stars, brought to you by Sylvia's Market. Here, you can enjoy a merry setting with great food, wonderful crafts and lots of entertainment for both young and old. There will be live entertainment featuring a up-and-coming singers and a DJ. And for the kids, there will be carnival rides that are sure to thrill and delight, as well as a special visit from the ever-popular and beloved, Santa Claus!
Please note: Ensure that you wear your face masks at all times at these destinations and stick to the social distancing protocols. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various Christmas light display events may be cancelled for 2020. Please contact the event organisers for more information.
Joburg Zoo, The City of Johannesburg and Joburg Theatre proudly present the second annual Festival Of Lights. Open daily from 19:00 to 22:00 (except on Mondays), visitors will get to enjoy the magic and beauty of enchanting, illuminated life-size animal characters that are sure to delight guests of all ages. The Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights will also offers exciting entertainment, delicious nibbles and craft night market perfect for some festive shopping. Tickets to this stunning event costs R150 per person and children under 3 years of age enter for free. Click here to get your tickets now.
Destination Christmas at Melrose Arch is a firm favourite for both young and old. Every year, the precinct puts on a dazzling display of festive Christmas lights, featuring a golden carriage, a Chinese dragon, a picturesque snow scene and all your favourite Christmas characters, all coming together to create a magical atmosphere. Bring your whole family to the precinct for the enchanting light display. Please remember that when you visit Destination Christmas, you are required to wear face masks at all times and adhere to social distancing protocols. Click here for more information.
Gather the family and make your way to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden this December for their beautiful display of Christmas lights. The Wonderland of Lights will be showcasing a mesmerising festive lights display complete with Christmas carols chanting in the background to create just that cheerful and relaxed vibe we deserve after such a challenging year. Entrance costs R80 per adult, R70 per pensioner, R50 per child aged between 6 and 18, and a ticket for a family of four is R220. Click here to get your tickets.
Situated close to the N1 highway and just outside of the Joburg city border, Cresta Shopping Centre offers a world of shopping and leisure to the friendly residents and visitors of Randburg and surrounds. Cresta Shopping Centre is not just large; it is one of the biggest shopping centres in the southern hemisphere, having gone through no fewer than eight extensions and refurbishments to accommodate the demands of an ever-expanding northern suburbs of Johannesburg. This centre offers shoppers over 260 stores featuring everything from fashion and footwear, food delights and home and décor to entertainment, the latest tech, services and more.
As one of the northern suburb's best-loved retail hubs, Cresta Mall is home to over 260 retailers. For everything related to shopping and retail, the emporium is your ideal destination! The mall is a dedicated shopper’s dream! When faced with so many clothing brand options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by choice, luckily we’re here to help out. The list of stores covers almost all niches. Here, you will find everything from formal wear to gadget and hobby shops as well as anchor tenants Clicks, Woolworths, Game, and more.
From quick meals in between shopping to borderline fanciful feasting, the Cresta Shopping Centre is packed to the brim with family favourites and upmarket restaurants alike. The three level food and entertainment court (complete with a Ster-Kinekor cinema, Goldrush Bingo and CrestAquarium) brags with the usual suspects such as KFC, McDonald's, and Burger King. And then there are more sophisticated restaurants the closer you move towards Pick 'n Pay's side, such as the legendary Plaka Mediterranean eatery.
Other than visitors being spoilt for choice when it comes the the retail offerings Cresta Shopping Centre has to offer, there is a recent attraction located on the cinema level that's sure to delight both young and old. Be sure to visit the CrestAquarium, which is home to 32 specially selected exotic reef fish. This aquarium will not only enchant and delight shoppers, but will also highlight the critical importance of preserving our irreplaceable marine life. Click here to find out more about this feature.
South Africa’s biggest movie exhibitor, Ster-Kinekor calls Cresta Shopping Centre home! Located on the lower floor of the centre, along with the CrestAquarium and Goldrush Bingo, this specific complex has state-of-the-art 3D cinemas, as well as Prestigecinema for a VIP experience. Complete with a top-class concession stand stocked to the brim with tasty popcorn, slushies, and other snacks, this is just the place to catch the latest blockbusters on the big screen.
Explore Ster-Kinekor Cresta.
If you've been to Cresta Shopping Centre, you know that this place has ample parking, and we mean floors of parking! You can take your pick from underground parking if you don't wish to have you car bake in the sun while you enjoy a well-deserved shopping spree, and if it's a short trip, pick a spot in one of their opening parking areas located at each entrance. Also, shoppers can enjoy three-hours FREE parking if they park their car in these open area parking areas. There are also special reserved parking bays for families and senior shoppers.
Not only does Cresta Shopping Centre boast with mall-wide free Wi-Fi, but it also has a recently launched family room, which features a dedicated reception area; spacious changing and feeding rooms; a family restroom; kitchenette with microwaves; lockers for valuables; a fun play area and trolley/pram parking. To keep track of the little ones, the information kiosk offers child identity bands, which can be used to contact the parent or guardian in the case the child goes missing. On Wednesdays, senior citizens are treated to free parking at the shopping centre – brochures are available at the front desk. Also, look out for special parking bays around the centre for families and senior shoppers. Gift cards are also available for purchase from the information desk.
Tel: 011 678 5306
Email: [email protected]
Address: Corner Beyers Naudé Drive and Weltevreden Road, Cresta, Randburg, Johannesburg.
If you enjoyed taking a trip through Cresta Mall with us why not check out our comprehensive guide to shopping in Johannesburg? It's filled to the brim with everything you need to scratch that retail therapy itch of yours!
Ensuring top class nails to all who visit the salon, Tammy Taylor Nails is just the place if you're looking to get sandal ready toes, just in time for Spring! You can find a Tammy Taylor Nails salon within various suburbs throughout the city, including Oakdene, Killarney, Meyersdal, Broadacres, Bedfordview, Rosebank, Parkhurst, Randburg, Sandton – quite literally anywhere in the city! As for toe treatments, they offer the following:
Specialising in indulgent boutique beauty treatments that'll leave you feeling like a queen, Sherbet Angel in Linden is a must-visit for all your beauty needs. Their treatment menu consists of practically everything you can think of when it comes to visiting a salon — massages, facials, microblading, luscious lashes, waxing, pre- and post-natal pampers and much more. But we're here for the nails, so here are the deets:
We know, a pedi article wouldn't be complete without giving Sorbet a mention! They offer a variety of manis and pedis to suit every budget. A Mini-Me Pedi is perfect for those of us who are always too busy to treat ourselves. It's a quick soak, file, buff and paint and you get to carry on with the rest of your day. But, if you're looking to indulge a little, there are more thorough and relaxing pedi treatments to choose from. Sorbet also offers a Power Mani, which is a full manicure treatment, including exfoliation and massage. This is the manicure a girl should get when she's really spoiling herself.
From gel, acrylic, fibre and silk nails to waxing, facials, teeth whitening and false eyelash extensions and more, Nail Studio and Beauty is the place to go when you're looking for a little beautification and pampering. Their qualified nail technicians are passionate about making customers look and feel fabulous and will happily give you stunning toes to show off in your favourite pair of sandals.
Details: nailstudiosalon.co.za | 011 432 4958 | Comaro View Shopping Centre, corner Soetdoring and Comaro Street, Bassonia, Johannesburg
Bedazzled Beauty Studio is a unisex spa that aims to please. You can expect to experience quality service and attention to detail for anything you request. A few of their beauty treatments include massages if you're feeling a little tense, aesthetics (think laser, skin peels and weight loss aids), body wraps, facials, waxes, tints and many others. And with regard to their nail treatments, you will be spoiled for choice:
Make your way to Head To Toe's nail studio to get those tootsies primped and prepped for spring. There's a HUGE variety of colours for you to choose from and you can decide how you want to have them done — gel, just a simple paint, au naturel, French pedicure or nail art here and there. Another treatment worth mentioning is the lash extensions! Kim got hers done here and she absolutely loved them!
The name says it all. You'll step out of this salon with 'Perfect 10' nails that'll be the envy of your friends! All you need to do is buy some pretty flip flops to show them off. And no matter your budget, they'll have the perfect treatment for you. You can take your pick from the following:
For the ultimate pedi experience, book an appointment at Plush Nails & Beauty in Roodepoort. You'll pay a smidgen more than our limit but trust us, it's worth it. You need to check out their Instagram and Facebook pages to see what amazing nail art they create.
Details: 072 863 5405 | [email protected] | 179 Ontdekkers Road, Horison Park, Roodepoort, Johannesburg
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We head to the north of Johannesburg and explore everything the northern suburbs and areas have to offer locals, residents and tourists. Johannesburg North comprises of Sandton, Bryanston, Rosebank, Melville, Randburg, Fourways and Midrand. If you're planning a visit to Johannesburg North, click your suburb of interest below and take a look at our guide to the area. We have covered everything from recommended restaurants and must-visit retail destinations to places to stay if you wish to spend the night (or weekend) and more.
One of the city's oldest suburbs, Melville is known as a bohemian student town filled with a variety of bustling bars, trendy restaurants and interesting activities. For a spot of unique shopping and dining in the area, visit 27 Boxes, a lifestyle centre in the heart of the suburb housing an interesting selection of stores and eateries in 100 shipping containers. Here, you'll also find the rooftop Green Market. And if you're looking to spend a little time reconnecting with nature, take a stroll or hike through the Melville Koppies Nature Reserve. And as for nightlife and delicious deilghts, there's plenty of bars, eateries and hangouts to visit, including The Anti Social Social Club, Smoking Kills Bar, Cafe De La Creme, Hell's Kitchen, Love Me So, and many more.
Randburg is considered the central point of the northern suburbs. From here, everything is easily accessible via the main routes that traffic to and from this area. Other than it's ideal location from many neighbouring business, retail and entertainment hubs, it has its own gems you need to visit and explore for yourself. First stop, a well-deserved shopping spree, so why not pop into Cresta Shopping Centre, Randburg Square, or the brand-new Ferndale on Republic (AKA the Brightwater Commons). Tantalise your taste buds at one of the suburbs restaurants including Fusionista, Patisserie de Paris, The Fussy Vegan or Del Fornos. And for your entertainment, spend the afternoon racing around a track at Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting Track or getting lost at the Honeydew Mazes.
Explore the forefront of African luxury within Africa's richest square mile, Sandton. This area is a popular and bustling entertainment, business and retail hot spot that attracts visitors from all over the country and the world. The affluent neighbourhood boasts world-class malls, luxurious hotels, conference centres and restaurants that are sure to delight all tastes, styles and needs. A few must-visits includes the well-known Sandton City Shopping Centre, brimming with international stores and iconic brands; the Michelangelo Hotel boasting magnificent views of the Sandton skyline; the Urban Moyo offering the best in African cuisine; and the Taboo Night Club ensuring an extravagant night-out-on-the-town experience unlike any other.
Known as the trendy and cultural area in Joburg North, Rosebank is a vibrant, lively and diverse suburb that's jam-packed with plenty of must-visits, retail centres, sundowner spots and hip hotels. The area attracts plenty of businessmen and tourists alike with its exciting daytime excursions, divine dining hot spots and cool nightlife. Spend your Sundays exploring and shopping up a storm at the Rosebank Sunday Market on the rooftop of Rosebank Mall. For some of the best cocktails in the neighbourhood, be sure to visit Sin+Tax or Mix Cocktail Bar. And if you have a love for on-trend local and international art and design, artisan eateries, vibrant shops and spaces, and unique cafés, then the Keyes Art Mile is a definite must.
Now, we move onto fabulous Fourways! Did you know that Fourways is known as the fastest developing commercial and residential hub in north? Other than attracting visitors from far and wide, for both business and leisure, the suburb also plays home to a wide selection of entertainment, restaurant and retail spots that you need to visit and explore for yourself. One of the big attractions in Fourways is the exciting entertainment hub of Montecasino. Bringing Italy to Joburg, Montecasino offers guests everything from amazing restaurants, interesting stores and incredible live shows, to cool events, family fun and even the chance to strike it lucky and win big! Other than Montecasino, there's the epic and recently renovated Fourways Mall, top-notch hotels, and let's not forget to mention the thrilling Croc City Crocodile & Reptile Park.
Bryanston is a beehive of activity and attractions, especially when it comes to some of the best restaurants in the north. Here, you can take your pick from dozens of incredible restaurants offering a wide selection of cuisines from authentic Italian to French fine dining. We highly recommend a visit to Casa Del Sol Botanico at Bryanston Shopping Centre; Gemelli at the Posthouse Link Centre; and Coachman's Inn at Coachman's Crossing. As for retail therapy, Bryanston Shopping Centre, Nicolway Bryanston and Hobart Grove Centre are sure to have everything you're looking for from on-trend fashion to your weekly groceries. And if you're looking for a little bit of fun in the area, spend a Saturday morning browsing through the Bryanston Organic & Natural Market, get the adrenaline pumping at the Jozi X Adventure Centre, or even do a little skating at RollEgoli Roller Rink.
Heading further north of Johannesburg is where you'll find Midrand. This area is not only fast becoming a fantastic residential area with its abundance of affluent neighbourhoods such as Waterfall, Kyalami, and Beaulieu, but it's also becoming a popular and sought-after business and retail hub. One of the largest malls in the country can be found here, namely Mall of Africa. When it comes to dining out in Midrand, The Rock, Piza é Vino, The Hussar Grill and Salsa Mexican Grill are definitely musts. And if you're looking for fun activities to do in the area, there's the well-known Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, the South African Lipizzaners, Waterfall Market and The Herb Farm if you're looking to enjoy a little fresh air and beautiful garden scenery.
Visiting the suburb on Randburg and are looking for the ideal hotel, lodge, guesthouse or Air BnB to call home for the next few days? Not a problem, Randburg has a wide variety of options to choose from whether you're looking for something affordable yet comfortable or would like to go all out for a special occasion.
Situated on the Randpark Golf Course, only 2km away from Cresta Shopping Centre and a short drive away from Rosebank and Sandton, is the five-star Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort. The hotel boasts 62 hotel rooms and 14 villas, a gym, tennis courts, luxurious spa facilities, a private internal pool, fine dining at the Balata Restaurant as well as conferencing options. Guests can also enjoy an afternoon of golf at the Randpark Golf Club or enjoy a few sundowners at the High Ball Craft Bar.
The Apollo Hotel & Conference Centre on Bram Fischer Drive is a hidden jewel in the City of Gold. This venue is easily one of the top destinations to consider when hosting a conference, gala event, product launch or exhibition. The Apollo also offers a complimentary shuttle service during working hours to and from the Sandton Gautrain station, free unlimited fast Wi-Fi for all our guests, as well as suites, to suit every budget and occasion. Guests have a choice of four highly prestigious Executive Suites, 27 Executive Rooms, 18 Luxury Rooms, 19 spacious Standard Rooms, and brand-new self-catering apartments for long-stay guests.
The three-star Sierra Square Hotel is located on the same property as the Sierra Square in Ferndale, Randburg. It houses state-of-the-art conference venues, 110 well-appointed en-suite rooms, a sparkling pool and offers direct access to main roads. It's also close to the Gautrain bus route and newly redeveloped Ferndale on Republic Mall – previously known as Brightwater Commons. This hotel also offers its guests free high-speed internet, 24-hour reception and check-in, a bar and restaurant and business centre.
The Mercure Johannesburg Randburg Hotel in Ferndale comprises of 104 stylish guest rooms all equipped with free unlimited Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and TVs. This hotel's location is ideal for business or leisure travellers who arrive at Johannesburg via the Lanseria Airport and are looking for comfortable and central accommodation nearby. Also, The Mecure Johannesburg Randburg Hotel is within close proximity to the brand-new Ferndale on Republic Shopping Centre, the Walter Sisulu Sports Hall, the Randburg Sports Centre and the Randburg Golf Course.
The 92-room Road Lodge Randburg offers travelers a convenient, comfortable and affordable accommodation option that's within close proximity to a variety of local entertainment hot spots including sports grounds, retail hubs, business centres as well as exciting destinations that guests certainly need to visit. The hotel is within easy access of major highways and CBDs, and their rooms feature a work desk, TV and free Wi-Fi, 24-hour reception and a light breakfast is served in the morning.
Linden Place Guest House offers upmarket, secure accommodation centrally situated in the leafy suburb of Linden. Linden Place is a short drive from Rosebank, Parktown, Sandton, Randburg, Auckland Park and the Johannesburg CBD. Linden Place has 14 en-suite rooms / suites / cottages of various sizes and styles, ideal for any budget or occasion. Complimentary Wi-Fi available in all rooms.
Amoris Guest House is an exclusive, three-level mansion situated in Ferndale. Expect to enjoy beautiful views of neighbouring Bryanston and Sandton. Amoris is a short drive away from the luxurious and ever-popular Sandton City Mall and the bustling Montecasino. All of the rooms at the Amoris Guest House are en-suite with elegant touches, air-conditioned and have flat screen TVs.
Looking for accommodation that'll fit right in with your budget while also being central to all of the entertainment, restaurants and exciting retail destinations available within the area? Take a look at what Air BnB has to offer in the suburb of Randburg.
Education is the foundation to one's future. And if you have children that are getting to the point where they need to start going to school to develop their skills and begin hitting the books, then be sure to take a look at these schools in the suburb of Randburg. This diverse suburbs offers a wide variety of educational institutions, no matter what you're looking for.
Hilltop Friends is a Christian school based in Douglasdale / Jukskei Park Border. They're a fully private and open to children aged between 12 months to Grade R (Grade 0). This school is known for their nurturing environment and for providing a holistic level of stimulation during the critical stage of a child's development. Every class offers a wide range of top educational equipment, well-prepared and planned learning and spacious fantasy play areas to stimulate the children’s imagination as well as social and emotional development. As for the campus, there are plenty of beautiful trees for natural shade and well looked after grounds complete with a variety of playground equipment, large shaded and covered sand pit, bike track and sensory tables.
Kiddie Palace Pre-School in Bordeaux is a lovely educational facility for infants and children aged between 0 to 6 years. The school charges no registration fee or annual fee. Let your child join their family for full days or half days. They also offer daily rates, holiday care and aftercare. All meals, snacks, stationary, toiletries, sunhats and bedding are supplied by the school. Your little one's safety is monitored by camera surveillance, which can be accessed live on the internet by parents only, all day from 06:00 to 18:00. They are also equipped with security and medical response should anything happen on the premises. Staff are also first aid trained.
This little “home away from home” is just the school if you're looking for a place that focuses on providing your children with tender loving care and education within a safe and stimulating environment. Kidz College Nursery School in Fontainebleau caters to children aged between 18 months to six years old. Their aim is to develop and nurture children so they venture into life as positive and secure individuals, able to face their future with confidence. Music lessons and Gym Kidz form part of their curriculum and they also offer optional extra-murals including swimming lessons in their heated pool, pottery, computer lessons, ballet, karate and soccer.
Through motivation and encouragement, Robin Hills Primary School strives to develop children and assist them in realising their full potential as an individual. Their outlook is based on values such as honesty, integrity and loyalty. The school has been described as being a happy, fun and friendly institute that offers a high standard of academics, extra mural activities and general guidance. They also offer extra mural activities such as cricket, soccer, netball, drama and athletics, ensure that your children not only excel in the classroom, but also on stage or on the sports filed.
This independent Christian school offers young children a space to embrace each other and grow confidence in their own abilities and God-given talents. Knights Preparatory opened its doors in 1986 under the leadership of Pastor Ed Horak from Rhema Church, when then only consisted of 18 children and one teacher. Today, the school has flourished and has become a vibrant, growing school of almost 400 students. Knights Preparatory values integrity, authenticity, commitment and life long learning.
Blairgowrie Primary is a public/government school that offers children innovative teaching in a caring environment. They stand out as one with a good reputation for academic, sporting and cultural excellence, producing future leaders who will exhibit respect and self motivation. Their educational ethos recognises of the uniqueness and individuality of each child. There's also a wide range of sporting and cultural extra murals aimed at learners who aim to excel in a particular field or sport as well as for those wishing to participate and have fun.
Rand Park High’s educational syllabus provides a holistic education to each learner. Students are all encouraged to become involved and are offered plenty of opportunities to participate in activities that suit their needs and interests. Their all-round education focuses on academic, sporting, cultural and service, will help prepare them for their futures as well as the working world. Rand Park High has been ranked as one of the “Top Feeder Schools” to the University of the Witwatersrand for 10 consecutive years.
Concord College on the corner of Malibongwe and Republic Road is a co-educational independent high school that builds on a firmly established reputation of excellence. They provide a unique and vibrant educational experience for all of its students,ranging from grade 8 to matric. They offer a holistic curriculum that includes a wide selection optional subjects, sport and cultural pursuits. As a co-educational, Concord College celebrates the diversity of cultures and respect religious practices and holidays of various faiths.
Northcliff High is a proudly independent state high school, offering your children a space to excel and reach excellence. They focus on offering a balance of academics, sport and cultural activities to ensure your children grow, develop and learning holistically. Other than their academic excellence among their students, they also boast sporting and cultural successes that further grow their students skills, capabilities and confidence. Most importantly, Northcliff High provides a safe, secure, disciplined and caring environment for all.
For those seeking a career in the fields of design, creativity and digital, Vega School is just the place to get your foot in the door. They offer a wide selection of tertiary education courses and specialisations for you to choose from, including copywriting, fashion design, interior design, brand communication and management, digital marketing and design, as well as photography and game design. Interested? You can find their campus on Jan Smuts Avenue in Bordeaux, Randburg.
The Greenside Design Centre is an internationally acclaimed, specialist design college that aims to nurture creative and innovative thinkers and bring their ideas and inspirations to reality. Our philosophy, different by design, is the basis of which they train graduates in order to conceptualise fresh ideas and inspire new thinking to design tasks. This design college offers students an interesting range of certifications, under grad and post grad degrees in many creative disciplines such as multimedia, interior and graphic design.
It's time to have a little fun in the suburb of Randburg! Question is: what do you feel like doing today? You can head to one of the malls in the area and see one of the latest movies on circuit. Or you can spend some time in the sun and fresh air competing for the best par with Adventure Golf. Or how about taking a stroll through Delta Park? The options are endless.
Looking to catch one of the latest blockbusters on the big screen? Then be sure to make your way to Ster-Kinekor Cresta Shopping Centre for a fun day out at the movies. There's sure to be a film that'll catch your eye, whether you're looking for an animation for the kids, something romantic for you and your sweetheart to watch together, some adrenaline-packed action or a story that'll have you reaching for a tissue (or two). To see what's on at the movies at Cresta, click here to visit the Ster-Kinekor website. You can either book your tickets online, or purchase them at the cinema. Don't forget to grab the popcorn and slushie!
For the ultimate experience in movie viewing, visit the Century Cinemax at Northgate Shopping Centre in Northriding. This is the very first shopping centre in South Africa to feature the amazing movie-screening technology from Century Cinemax. You can expect top-notch cinemas reaching international standards, boasting impressive state-of-the-art surround sound and clear picture. Each screen is unique and offers a different experience for maximum family entertainment and comfort.
One of the city's biggest green lungs and a Sunday stroller's paradise, Delta Park in Victory Park offers visitors wide open spaces and plenty of lush to help them reconnect and enjoy nature. There's 104-hectares of grassland and woodland to explore. Be sure to wear comfy clothing and shoes, as you can stroll these grounds for hours! This is also a wonderful spot to take your four-legged companions, as there's plenty of space for them to run around, stretch their legs and even meet a few new fur friends. Many of the park's visitors enjoy the many walking trails, which link three beautiful tree-lined dams. Don't forget to pack a lovely picnic basket, find the perfect spot and enjoy the ambiance.
Near the Northgate Shopping Centre and Ticketpro Dome in Northriding, is a pristine 55-hectare park, offering visitors rolling walks around a dam and indigenous bushveld to admire and enjoy. This beautiful park is a hidden gem that not many Joburgers are aware of. The Golden Harvest Park is completely fenced off with a guard at the gate to ensure the park's visitors' safety while the explore and experience this stunning little piece of nature. Also, keep in mind that there's an entrance fee that needs to be paid in order to get into this park, but the minimal fee is well worth it.
One of the most popular parks within Randburg, the 81-hectare Johannesburg Botanical Gardens form one of the city’s vital green lungs. Visitors can expect large, grassy, open spaces scattered with trees, offering the perfect location for runners, picnickers and dog walkers. It hosts the occasional concert season and kite-flying competitions, as well as the ever-popular Linden Market four times a year. Visitors can also spend the afternoon taking a leisurely stroll through the park's special gardens – the Shakespeare Garden, the Rose Garden, the Herb Garden, a Hedge Demonstration Garden and the main arboretum. The park is fenced and there are gates located at all the entrances which are staffed by security guards.
Within the Ferndale on Republic Mall premises lies a well-known putt-putt course that everyone who resides in Randburg knows of, as it has been in its exact location for MANY years. Gather the family and enjoy a little bit of competitive fun at the Adventure Golf course. There are three different courses to choose from, each with nine holes, ranging in difficulty, offering guests of all ages hours of entertainment. Along the way, enjoy the many various natural features, caves, Koi ponds and water fixtures. And after an exciting game, why not grab a drink from the onsite bar?
When was the last time you went ice skating? Or have you never been ice skating before? Well, it's time to make your way to Northgate Shopping Centre, pull on some skates and take to the ice at the Northgate Ice Rink. This is the perfect spot if you're looking to plan a kids birthday party or just want to do something fun with family and friends. There are two sessions that run throughout the day and there's the option of skate hire if you do not own your own ice skates. And if you're feeling thirsty or a tad peckish, there is also a tuckshop on site.
Put the pedal to the metal and enjoy some go-kart racing action at the Randburg Raceway Indoor Karting Track in Strijdompark. They cater to drivers aged between 7 to 70 and offer three different kart sizes, ensuring that everyone can join in on the speedy fun! There are also various race styles available, including quick 10-minute races, Grand Prix style events and endurance races. Please note that bookings are essential. It's thrilling entertainment for the whole family.
For unique outdoor entertainment for the whole family while getting some fresh air and sunshine, visit Honeydew Mazes and get lost in their a-maize-ing mazes! They offer a variety of mazes to explore, as well as Moonlight Mazes where you venture through the twists, turns and dead ends of the various mazes at night, in the dark. This is also an interesting entertainment option for birthday parties, school outings and team building events.
With two of the best manicured courses in the country, as well as separate a mashie course, Randpark Golf Club’s uniquely different to other golf courses. It is the ultimate urban golf destination on par with excellence. Also, be sure to check out their takeaway, golf events, special offers and more.
Founded in 1982, the Randburg Harriers Running Club is a family-orientated running club offering a variety of amenities and facilities available to their members. This is just the club if you're looking to get into running as a sport. There's entertainment for all ages.
Grab your friends and head to BallBreakers Cresta to play a few rounds of pool. This pool hall is just the place if you're looking to catch the latest sporting action, grab a few after work drinks with colleagues and friends, listen to a few good tunes from the jukebox or if you want to hon your pool skills and sink a few balls.
GI Jane was started in 2018 by Candice De Mendonca, who has been a Personal Trainer for over eight years and qualified as a Sports Nutritionist in 2017. She has teamed up with the Executive Chef from EH Catering, Komnia Minkova, and now own GI Jane together. They can prepare up to 1 000 meals a day if not more! They have been working closely with clients with their fitness as well as healthy eating, in order to receive the best results for each individual's specific goals and dietary needs.
Candice has realised over time that people are either too busy to prepare healthy meals or are not sure how to start introducing healthy foods into their households, which is why GI Jane Guilt Free Foods is the perfect solution. While larger catering companies offering healthy meals delivered to your door, they don't take into consideration that everyone is different when it comes to their nutritional needs. GI Jane recognises the need for customised meal prep according to her clients' weight, body measurements, health matters and personal goals.
You are not only getting healthy and nutritious meals, but you are also getting a lifestyle coach and programme that will be updated as your personal health needs change over time. This is the perfect meal solution for those who face diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol issues and other health matters that require effective nutritional meal plans for a healthier lifestyle.
To ensure that all of your nutritional and health needs are taken care of, GI Jane's product and service offerings includes:
There's a wide selection of delicious meals for you to choose from and enjoy from GI Jane Guilt Free Food. They have three menu options for you to choose from:
A few dishes we absolute love include the Ostrich Carpaccio Salad complete with pomegranate seeds, black and white sesame seeds, and an olive oil lemon zest dressing; the winter warmer Chicken Noodle Soup; the Scottish Seared Salmon served with grilled asparagus, roasted pepper and whole-wheat cous cous; and for dessert, the Protein Waffles and ice cream topped with berries and their secret sugar-free blueberry sauce.
You can also add option nutritional benefits or alternatives to your order. Add collagen power to any dessert for an additional R15. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available at an additional cost of R20 per meal. And if you're looking to add a little more spice or flavour to your meals, chili and lemon zest infusions are optional.
Taken a look at their menus and have decided on what you'd like to order? Alll you have to do is either call 011 781 5455 or WhatsApp 082 887 6895 to place you order. You can also email order to [email protected].
You can also visit their website at www.mryum.com/gijane and place your order there.
As for payment options, speed points are available, as well as EFT or cash for self collection or delivery. Tips are welcome.
You can either dine in at their venue on Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg; order for delivery; or order and collect it from their venue.
They offer delivery to the following postcodes: 2194, 2195, 2160, 2092, 2109, 2193, 2198, 1709, 1715, 2191, 2014, 2021, 2031, 2052, 2128, 2196, 2192.
For more information about GI Jane Guilt Free Food and their delicious meals, visit www.mryum.com/gijane.
In between the residential areas and main roads, there's an abundance of shopping hubs to visit in the suburb of Randburg. Just to name a few, visit the brand-new Ferndale on Republic Shopping Centre, head to Cresta Shopping Centre, or experience the hustle and bustle of Randburg Central at the Randburg Square Centre. There's also a handful of wholesalers offering product in bulk and factory stores selling items at a fraction of the original price.
One of the popular shopping centres in the area is Cresta Shopping Centre. Offering their vistors everything from home and décor, fashion, beauty and health to everything kids, tech, as well as all things indulgent and even the Crest Aquarium to entertain and educate visitors on ocean life and the effects of littering, Cresta is just the place if you're looking to enjoy an exciting shopping spree. The Food Court hosts a wide variety of different cuisines to satisfy any craving, whether it's on-the-go or for sit-down.
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The latest addition to the retail scene in Randburg is Ferndale on Republic. Formerly known as the Randburg Waterfront and Brightwater Commons, this brand-new shopping centre in the middle of Ferndale boasts a wide range of stores catering to all your retail needs. Expect to see your favourite family-friendly restaurants including Spur, Ocean Basket and Panarotti's, as well as many other large lifestyle franchises like Dis-Chem, Mr Price, Checkers, Ackermans, Pick 'n Pay Clothing, Pep, Jack's Paint & Hardware, Food Lover's Market, Volpes and many more.
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Hosting over 70 stores in the Randburg CBD, Randburg Square Centre is a bustling retail destination for visitors and residents alike. This shopping centre will cater to all your shopping needs whether you're in search of an unmissable bargain or need to stock up on your weekly or monthly groceries. Anchor tenants within the centre include Shoprite, Pick 'n Pay, Mr Price, Truworths, Foschini, Dis-Chem, Clicks, FNB, Nedbank and Capitec Bank.
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The Snack Warehouse at School Food Marketing is a wholesale retail store offering a large selection of confectionery, snacks, beverages and refreshments, as well as catering supplies and packaging to the public. Their stock is available at very competitive wholesale prices that will certain not bust your budget. You can visit their store in Bromhof, Randburg, Monday through to Saturday (closed on Sundays and Public Holidays), or you can call them and place your order for collection.
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Have a love for fashion? Enjoy creating your own trendy clothing from scratch? Or simply looking to spruce up your home with new carpets, curtains and linens? The next time you need more fabric, knitting supplies or anything upholstery or haberdashery, visit Fiona's Fabrics in Randburg CBD, right on Oak Avenue. The store stocks and wholesales a wide variety of fabrics perfect for curtains, dresses, upholstery, linens, and more. They also offer carpets, wallpaper, knitting wool and blinds.
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For all your electrical, hardware and lighting needs, visit Lite-Glo Electrical Wholesalers on Bram Fischer Drive in Randburg. Shop through their stock, which includes many leading brands such as Allbro, Radiant Lighting, Eurolux, Crabtree, Scheider Electric and Legrand. Here, you can find amazing offers in the Bargain Bin (visit their website to see what's on special at present), get your hands on a few necessities for the next DIY product or home renovation, or simply get some inspiration to get your cracking on a home project.
Who doesn't love chocolate? And if you're looking to stock up on a wide selection of flavours from Geldhof, then make sure you visit their chocolate factory store in Strydom Park, Randburg. Here, you can get your fill on chocolate at wholesale prices, perfect if you're looking for stocking fillers for the festive season, Easter treats for the little ones, or just a little bit of a sweet spoil for someone special. Visit the Geldhof Chocolates website and take a look at what assorted boxes, bars, hampers and novelties they have available.
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Everyone knows Verimark and their assortment of home products.But did you know there's a Verimark Factory outlet in Randburg? Here, you can get your hands on their products at unmissable prices. Be sure to stop by and take a look at what they have available.
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For all your candles and gifts needs at factory prices, look no further than The Candle Makers Factory Store in Randburg. They manufacture a wide range of candles, in many different colours, shapes and sizes, for a bargain! They also stock a full range of the scented Village Candle, imported from Maine, USA. And as for gifting, their range includes gift sets, candle holders, candle wick trimmers, candle snuffers, incense, potpourri oils and burners, vases and gift bags.
From hearty burgers stuffed with all the toppings and sauces imaginable and cheesy pizzas that'll have you coming back for more, to quick bites on-the-go and romantic dinners out on the town, the suburb of Randburg has everything you need when it comes to culinary delights.
This restaurant may be tiny, but it offers some of the best authentic sushi and Japanese cuisine in the area! You can find this little spot in the centre of Canterbury Crossing on Bram Fischer Drive. They also offer their delicious goodness via Uber Eats. You can also get your hands on some delicious treats on the go such as White Rabbits and Prawn chips by the packet! Click here to find out more about this absolute must.
At the top of Rabie Street is Fusionista, an authentic Asian restaurant that not only offers amazing cuisine, but also indulgent beauty pampers to ensure you feel spoilt and relaxed. The décor will have you feeling as if you stepped right out of Randburg and straight into an Asian paradise. You'll feel absolutely spoilt for choice with their massive menu complete with sushi and hot dishes. Click here to visit their website and see what else they have to offer.
For Japanese cuisine with a unique twist, visit Hashi Fusion Japanese in Linden for something that's sure to have you coming back for more. Their menu is jam-packed with a wide selection of delicious items that'll leave your taste buds tingling. Click here to visit their website and see what's on the menu.
Indulge in a little bit of Paris in the heart of Randburg at the stunning Patisserie de Paris. They offer some of the best breads, pastries and cakes in the suburb and are definitely well worth a spin if you're looking for something decadent to satisfy your sweet tooth. Click here to visit their website and order your choice of incredible edible spoils. You don't need to travel far for some amazing French flair.
For all things baked, delicious and oh-so moreish, pay Not Bread Alone in Linden a visit and do some grocery shopping. Here, you can stock up on your choice of Ouma Breads, Rye Breads, French Loafs, Paninis, Rolls, Banana Bread, Date Loaf and much more. Or you can satisfy your sweet tooth with their decadent Danishes or one of their amazing cakes. Flavours include Bar One Chocolate, Carrot Cake, Red Velvet, Tiramasu and Cheesecake. Click here to see what they have to offer.
This cafe in the middle of Cresta Shopping Centre has become a popular hangout spot if you're looking to indulge in something sweet or shop for decadent treats to take home with you. So, grab a chair at their little cafe, order the most delicious looking tart or dessert from their display along with a cup of coffee and enjoy something extraordinarily delicious from Chateau Gateaux.
From hearty pastas, cheesy pizzas with all the toppings to delivery with a smile, Del Fornos is just the place if you're looking to grab some Italian for dinner tonight. Their menu is jam-packed with a wide selection of classic and gourmet pastas and pizzas that'll definitely delight your palate. Click here to take a look at what they have on the menu.
Located in the Riverview Centre, Fratelli offers their visitors a unique Mediterranean feel complemented with great music and ambiance. Don't forget to take a look at their weekly deals, offering amazing discounts or specials on their pizzas and pastas. Pensioners get a discount on Tuesdays while the little ones eat for free on Sundays. Click here to find out more about this restaurant.
For American-style (and sized) burgers that has all the toppings imaginable and drenched in your favourite sauce, visit RocoMamas, either at Canterbury Crossing on Bram Fischer Drive or at Appleton's Village on Malibongwe Drive. There's something for all tastes, from chicken and beef burgers to vegetarian and vegan options. There's also a delicious selection of sides if you think you have enough stomach space for it.
One of the country's favourite fast food chains, Nando's, makes some of the best flame-grilled chicken goodness in the country! All you have to do is pick your level of hotness - Lemon and herb, mild, or per-peri - and select your choice of sides to go along with it. Nando's can be found pretty much anywhere in the city, but if you're looking for one specifically in Randburg, take a drive down Malibongwe Drive.
Craving schwarmas or pitas stuffed with fresh ingredients and drizzled with chili and tzatziki? Anat at Canterbury Crossing and Cresta Shopping Centre offers you just the thing! Best of all, you can order it and enjoy on-the-go! All meals are packaged to enjoy anywhere, whether you're seated or on the move. Click here to take a look at what Anat has on the menu.
For some of the best Greek cuisine in Randburg, be sure to visit Plaka at Cresta Shopping Centre and indulge in their wide selection of salads, hearty hot meals and oh-so indulgent traditional desserts. This is a great location if you're looking to enjoy a date night or simply eat out as a family. Click here to find out more about this Greek restaurant and what dishes they have to offer.
Ocean Basket is another one of the country's all time favourites, offering not only some of the best seafood in the city, but also a great atmosphere for you to unwind, relax and enjoy with your loved ones. Enjoy your choice of seafood delights, maybe even a few rounds of sushi and even some baklava to end off your visit on a sweet note. Interested? Click here for more information.
J's Diner in Blairgowrie is a family-run Portuguese restaurant that pride themselves on their authentic Mozambican Portuguese chicken, as well as everything else in between, from steaks and burgers to salads and sandwiches. Here, you can expect the great taste of culture and the friendly service.
Fishaways offers their customers a premium seafood takeaway restaurant that serves the freshest and most delicious grilled or fried fish, calamari and prawns, along with your favourite sides and starches of course. You can always rely on Fishaway to promise convenience, quality and flavour.
The Cape Town Fish Market in Cresta Shopping Centre has been replaced with John Dory's! As their advert goes, everyone loves John Dory's! This restaurant is fun, flavourful and offers excellent value for money for the whole family! Also, be sure not to miss out on their scrumptious seafood specials.
Thunder Gun Steakhouse is just the place if you're looking to indulge in something hearty and meaty! Best known for their menu jam-packed with mouth-watering steaks, ribs and burgers, they also offers a range of starters and desserts, chicken, fish and more, if you're in the mood for something else.
When you think steak, what's the first place that comes to mind? For us, it's Turn 'n Tender. There are many branches throughout the city, but you can find the Randburg branch at Cresta Shopping Centre. This restaurant is ideal for date night, a business lunch or even a Sunday roast.
One the hunt for something delicious and filling, but 100% vegan, then make sure you visit The Fussy Vegan in Blairgowrie or CityROCK (the rock climbing spot on Republic Drive in Fontainebleau). They offer some of the best vegan cuisine in town.
Situated in Johannesburg North, Randburg is an upmarket area that hosts over 32 smaller suburbs, offering a wide variety of neighbourhoods that's suitable to most lifestyles. This area is well known for its variety of shopping centres, family-friendly entertainment facilities, parks and schools, as well as its more commercial/light industrial features in Strydom Park. Central to the highway and offering easy access to tourist hot spots around Johannesburg, Randburg is an ideal area to start your adventure into the city.
Both large and small, Randburg is home to many various shopping centres and malls to ensure visitors can enjoy some retail therapy, no matter what they're looking for. Many of these malls, centres and stores offer a wide variety of products and services, ranging from fashion and footwear, beauty products and services, groceries and health, technology and accessories to books and stationery, electronics and audio, home and décor, hair and grooming and much more. One of the latest shopping destinations to join the collection of retail hot spots is Ferndale On Republic.
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After a morning of retail therapy, surely visitors to Randburg would like to refuel with a pit stop at one of the many various restaurants and dining spots that the area has to offer. Whether you're looking for a quick takeaway to grab on-the-go, a relaxing sit-down with the family or a romantic date night out with that special someone, Randburg is sure to have just the restaurant. There's also a wide selection of cuisines available throughout the area including Italian, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Asian, Thai, Indian, American, fast food and much more.
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Looking for a fun day out with the family? Randburg offers plenty of entertainment options that's sure to delight visitors of all ages. During the day, you and your family can spend the afternoon enjoying some friendly competition with a few rounds of Adventure Golf, catching a movie or even taking to the ice at a nearby ice rink. And once the evening arrives, there are a couple late night hangout to visit if you're in the mood to dance the night away or meet up with your friends for a game of pool. And you can even take your four-legged companion for a walk around one of the local parks. The entertainment activities are endless. There's something for everyone.
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Randburg boasts 34 schools across all suburbs within the area, ranging from public to private schools, beginning at the starting blocks of pre-school, all the way to tertiary education institutes for those who are looking to further their education. A few of the more well-known Randburg schools and educational institutes include Damelin College, Robin Hills Primary School, Radley Private School, Vega School, Hoërskool Randburg and SPARK Cresta.
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Visiting for business? Taking a well-deserved holiday from the hustle and bustle of everyday living? Or simply need a romantic weekend away to reignite that spark between you and your sweetheart? Whatever your reason, there are plenty of accommodation and hotels within the area. You'll be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of accommodation styles, rooms and options to suit your needs and budget. On a tight budget? Take a look at three-star lodges, B&Bs and hotels including the Sierra on Main, Apollo Conferencing Hotel or 49 On Cherry. Or if you're planning something special and would like to go all out on the accommodation, choose something from the five-star options including Morrells Manor House and Over The Moon Guesthouse.
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On the market for the home of your dreams in the suburbs where you can raise a family of your own? Or simply looking for a convenient location to call home that's central to work, family and friends, and all of the other lifestyle and entertainment hubs in between? No matter what you're looking for, when it comes to property and apartments, Randburg will certainly have just the space to call your own, whether it's a house, a flat, a cottage, apartment complex or commune. With over 32 suburbs to explore within the area, you're bound to find the perfect home.
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All within close proximity to one another are SARS, Home Affairs, the Licensing Department, the Traffic Department and City Power. You don't need to travel too far in order to get all your administrative errands done and dusted. These municipal services can all be found either on Malibongwe Drive or within the Randburg central business district. Also, if you need to get a few repairs done on your car or home, be sure to visit Strydom Park on the other side of the suburb for some maintenance assistance.
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There is nothing better than finding a job that's close to home. Not only will you have the convenience of living within close proximity to your office or workplace, but you'll also save on travel costs and spend much less time fighting through the rush hour traffic. Visit Indeed's Randburg Jobs page to see what jobs and vacancies are available within the area to get your started on your path to success.
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For all of your postage, courier, mail, print, digital and stationery needs, PostNet Greenside has you covered.
139 Greenway Road, Greenside, Randburg, Johannesburg.
They have a sanitising station at the entrance of the store, clients can sanitise when they enter the store and sanitise again when they leave the store. PostNet Greenside have put up posters on the sanitising station to educate customers of how the virus spreads and how infection occurs. They also sanitise workstations, credit card machines, keyboards, mouses and desktops and pens numerous times daily.
For more information about PostNet Greenside, visit their website.
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Let the kids climb the walls in a good way at CityROCK in Randburg. It's the biggest indoor climbing gym on the continent, and best of all, it has some of the best coffee in town too! So, if climbing isn't your thing, at least you can enjoy a good cuppa joe while the kids go climbing. The gym boasts 2 000m² of high-wall climbing, 124 top rope anchors, nine automatic belay walls, 500m² of bouldering, a well-stocked outdoor gear shop, a beautiful yoga studio, a training area and a dedicated beginners’ climbing area perfect for birthday parties, kids and courses. Not only is it fun, but it gets the kids active too!
Spend quality time as a family and experience the beautiful vibrant residents of the Montecasino Bird Gardens. This is the only wildlife and bird park of its kind in Africa and is a must when you're visiting Montecasino. Here, you can wander along walkways, explore the manicured gardens and marvel at a menagerie of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world. Also, enjoy their walk-through aviary where you'll find over 60 species of birds, reptiles and small mammals roaming freely. Due to the COVID-19 restriction, the Bird Gardens will be open from Wednesday to Sunday between 08:30 to 17:00. Also keep in mind that their Fantasy of Flight shows are cancelled until further notice.
How much of the city have your kids actually seen? We don't mean all the fun places, their friend's house down the road or the mall. We mean all the significant and historic parts of the city, including Nelson Mandela Bridge, Constitution Hill, the Apartheid Museum and the Johannesburg Zoo. City Sightseeing Johannesburg is all about experiencing the city and 20 of Joburg's leading attractions from the comfort of a big, red, double-decker bus. Fun for the whole family!
Sure, scaly critters make our skin crawl, but this cool spot is worth the visit if you and your kids are braver than us and are looking for thrills, chills and a whole lot of fun in between. If your kids are fearless and up for experiencing anything (even holding a creepy, cold, icky creature that sends us running for the hills), then the Croc City & Reptile Park is just the place for them. They can touch a baby crocodile or a slithery snake and get up close and personal with a hairy tarantula. Eeeek!
Today's kids don't understand the fun, excitement and concentration that goes into rollerskating. This was THE thing to do when we were kids and RollEgoli is bringing it back with a bang! If you see us rollerskating too, don't judge us! This is the perfect activity to get the kids out of the house to a place where they can hang with their friends and be active, showing off their skater tricks (like we used to do, back in the day). Skating works up an appetite, which is why RollEgoli has some of the best wood-fired pizzas in town! And for the younger ones, they also offer a tree garden with a few shy chickens and a jungle gym with a trampoline.
Need something entertaining for older kids, let's say from 12 years upwards? Then why not challenge their cognitive skills with real-life room games at the Escape Room? This is the type of adventure where they are 'trapped' in a room with friends and family. This is real, not a computer game, so there are no cheat codes! They'll need to use their noggins to get out. Here are a few crucial skills that'll get them through this challenge: they must use their sense of adventure, imagination, lateral thinking, powers of observation and, of course, teamwork. Once they have cracked a series of stimulating, challenging and fun puzzles and solve the mystery, they'll be freed. They just need to keep in mind that they'll have to do this within the time limit. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?
There is nothing like an adventure to get the adrenaline pumping! And to delight your kids' sense of adventure AND keep them entertained for hours on end, Jozi X Adventure Centre is a must. They have everything under the sun from bubble soccer, games of Arch Rivals, zorbing and loads of other fun and exciting obstacle courses. This makes for an epic day out for your kids and their friends.
We all know how kids LOVE making a big mess! So why not let them go bonkers with paint and creativity at Artjamming? Best of all, you don't need to worry about the clean up afterwards. Artjamming allows your little ones to indulge their inner artist and create their own inspired, colourful and interesting masterpieces. All they need to do is pick their canvas, decide what they want to paint and go wild.
Do you and the kids have a love for animals? Then we know just the place to visit! The 85-hectare Pretoria Zoo is the largest zoo in the country and the only one with national status. A staggering 9 500 animals call this popular destination home – ranging from mammals, birds and fish to reptiles and amphibians. There's also an aquarium and reptile park that forms part of the zoo. There's plenty for all ages to explore at the Pretoria Zoo. Visit their website and get your tickets now!
Explore South Africa’s natural heritage at the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History. This is the only natural history museum in Gauteng and one of the largest in South Africa. Here, visitors will be able to view collections and exhibits that includes hominid fossils from the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, other fossils, skeletons, skins and mounted specimens of amphibians, fish, invertebrates, reptiles and mammals and much more!
For an easy entertainment solution perfect for both young and old, why not visit The Grove's Ice Rink for some cool fun on the ice? Hire some skates and take to the ice, race your friends with laps around the arena, practice your skills, or simply just have a great time. This is the perfect outing during the summer month when it's hot outside, the ice rink is sure to keep you cool and refreshed.
Make the most of our South African summer by visiting Cedar Junction Theme Park! Here, guests, both young and the young at heart, can spend the day hopping on train rides, making a splash with 16 water slides, dipping into four different pools to keep cool, floating down the Lazy River, climbing up and down Jungle Gyms, bouncing on trampolines and so much more! There's plenty of exciting outdoor activities to keep visitors entertained at Cedar Junction Theme Park.
For an exciting day outdoors, filled with adventure and adrenaline, visit CryWolf in Irene. Here, visitors can spend the day doing exciting activities including two-speed go-karting ideal for both young and old, playing some paintball or laser tag (depending on whether or not you can handle being hit with a paint ball), or trying out laser clay pigeon shooting!
Cost: Click here for all the pricing details.
Venue: Smuts House Museum, Plot 53, Jan Smuts Avenue, Irene, Pretoria.
Sitting on the couch with their eyes and hands glued to their cellphones is NOT the way kids should spend their school holidays, especially this festive season. They need to get out of the house, away from their gadgets and get active, which is why BOUNCE Inc is ideal. Not only does it offer a cure for boredom, but also loads of fun activities to keep them busy all day long. Think 3 000m² of interconnected trampolines, adventure features, padding and airbags, giving kids (and even adults) the chance to bounce around, throw balls, do backflips, show off their aerial skills and just have a blast.
Please note: All BOUNCE Inc venues will be reopening on 27 November 2020.
Another great idea is to let the kids swing about and experience a treetop adventure at Acrobranch. There's something for all ages and all fitness levels, from ziplining and tricky crossings, to high ropes and much more. This is also a great family activity if you want to do something new together. There's no better place to get your kids out and about and reconnecting with nature than at Acrobanch. When last did you or your kids climb a tree? Hmmm, we thought so! Just make sure they wear the right gear — closed shoes, comfy clothes, long hair tied up and safety gear (provided by Acrobranch).
Sometimes, parents just need a bit of time-out. A place where they can relax unwind while letting the kids run wild and blow off some stream. Cue Papachinos. Not only is this an awesome hangout for mamas, papas, oupas, oumas and the little tykes, but it's a great place to grab a bite to eat (the pizzas are amazing) while the kids run rampant and blow off steam in the designated kiddies' play area. This is a family restaurant that caters to all your needs — kiddie entertainment, food, wine and chillaxing.
Who doesn't love animals? And lucky for us, we don't need to drive too far to experience what South Africa is well known for — its wildlife! The Lion & Safari Park in Harties offers loads of outdoor activities for a fun day out for all ages. No need to travel all the way to Mpumalanga or the Kruger! Take your pick from interaction and walking experiences, guided tours and self-drive safaris. After all that excitement, relax and grab a bite to eat at the Bull 'n Buck Grill.
The festive season is the perfect time to celebrate and enjoy special moments with your loved ones. And at Cresta Shopping Centre, it’s all about enjoying fun-filled experiences with family and friends!
Cresta knows that finding the right Christmas gifts can be challenging during the festive season, and to help you, Cresta has launched the Cresta Digital Magazine, offering a complete gifting guide filled with the latest deals and trends to make your shopping experience a more pleasurable one. Go take a look on Cresta's website.
Cresta has taken steps to ensure that shoppers enjoy every aspect of their experience by upgrading their security for the festive rush and equipping their well-known brand ambassadors with all the necessary information to ensure a smooth visit and address any matters related to the centre.
It’s more than shopping, it’s an entertainment destination for the whole family. Cresta has partnered with Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts (JATA) to bring little ones dance, singing and storytelling classes that they can partake in while you shop. The JATA classes will be held at the Upper Level Food Court next to Mugg & Bean from 09 December 2019, registration is on a first come first served basis, so be sure to get there early.
Children can be dropped off from 08:00, however, the classes will run from 08:30 – 13:00. Classes are presented by accredited teachers and industry professionals. This feature will be a hit for parents working throughout the festive holiday and for parents who want to focus on festive shopping without the stress of worrying over their bundle of joy.
For ease and convenience, parents can pre-book by email on [email protected]. There will also be individual hour-long classes that can be booked directly at the venue in the afternoons for R50 per class. Parents or guardians will be required to stay with their children during these classes.
After successful sessions last year, Young Engineers will be back at Cresta with their cool Young Engineers Holiday Programme, suitable for children 6 years and older.
Young Engineers offers engaging, hands-on learning activities using uniquely designed LEGO® and K’nex® assembly kits. The activities are fun and fashionable. Young Engineers will be available at Cresta from 9 December to 22 December 2019, offering 1.5 hour sessions at R100 per session. Parents can book directly online.
Shoppers can also look out for a variety of surprise musical performances from the popular Amakhonto We Sintu and The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
This time of year is all about giving, which is why Cresta has made giving back so much easier with their Charitable Festive Tree. This kindness corner (near the Loads of Livings Court) is a bookshelf tree and reading corner that allows shoppers to donate new or pre-loved books that will be donated to a children’s home in the Cresta Community. Stories for children will be read to those looking for a moment to pause and relax in between shopping – at 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00. Moreover, to also help improve the under-resourced children’s home, shoppers can also donate pre-loved or new educational materials and toys such as building toys and picture books to stimulate learning and development.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without photos with Santa. Pop into the Lower Level FNB Court and snap a picture with Santa. You can also get all your gifts wrapped at Cresta’s FREE wrapping stations located throughout the centre.
Shoppers who spend R500 or more in single or multiple transactions at Cresta stand a chance to win a Cresta Shopping Centre voucher worth R1 000.
In addition to this, shoppers who spend R1 000 or more, stand a chance to win the grand prize of a new smart TV.
To be entered into a lucky draw, shoppers can produce receipts at the Festive Advent Calendar located at the Volpes Court available from 09:00 until 19:00 over the month of December.
Winners will be selected and contacted to claim their prize.
To keep up with the latest trends, Cresta Shopping Centre has also opened its doors to new stores:
Try out different activities and immerse yourself in special shared experiences.
Cresta Shopping Centre – Imagine More!
To ensure you get all your festive season shopping done, Cresta Shopping Centre has extended their shopping hours!
The festive trading hours will run from Monday, 09 December 2019 until Thursday, 24 December 2019, with normal trade resuming on Friday, 27 December 2019. Festive trading hours are as follows:
Special Trading Days
For more information about Cresta Shopping Centre and their exciting events, offers and news, visit www.crestashoppingcentre.co.za.
You can also contact them on [email protected] or 011 678 5306.
What Is It?
This time around they are planning on having more than just comic books on sale, but statues and figures as well. Be sure to join them and the community of comic book, figure and statue collectors and enjoy a day socialising and finding some awesome gems.
When Is It?
Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 09:00 - 13:00.
Where Is It?
Randburg Methodist Church, 127 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Entrance is R10, and to book a table you'll have to pay R150 for a table. To pre-book a table/tables or if you have any questions, you can contact [email protected].
For More Information
Visit this Facebook page for more information.
What Is It?
Grab your friends, family, colleagues, and everyone else you can think of and join them at the Mosaiek Expo. This special event is open to everyone and we cannot wait to join in too. You can expect some fashion, decor, music, and gifts. Everyone will love this event so be sure to bring both your friends and family.
When Is It?
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - Saturday, 02 November 2019.
Where Is It?
Mosaïek, Danielle Street, 2030 Fairland, Randburg, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
For More Information
Visit this Facebook page for more information on this event.