If there is one thing that parents love to do, it's dressing up their children in fashionable clothing. That's why we need to tell you all about Pre-Loved KIDS Clothes. Pre-Loved KIDS Clothes is situated in the Maboneng precinct and has become a fashion hub for the little munchkins.

If you haven't heard of this store yet, you need to visit it as soon as possible. It will become your go-to for super cute outfits at reasonable prices.

Pre-Loved Kids Clothes

Pre-Loved Is Still Love

Pre-Loved KIDS Clothes caters for both boys and girls. They have different types of clothing for you to choose from, including:

Pre-Loved Kids Clothes

Pre-Loved KIDS Clothes has good quality clothing for newborns, toddlers and young children.

This shop is a world of colour, so bring your kids along for an exciting shopping experience. Let them pick out their own clothes and dress themselves.

Pre-Loved Kids Clothes

Why Visit Pre-Loved KIDS Clothes?

  • Pre-Loved KIDS Clothes has a diverse range of clothing.
  • The store has sizes for all ages.
  • The clothing is incredibly affordable.
  • The clothing is high quality.
  • It's a one stop kids clothing experience.

Pre-Loved Kids Clothes

For More Information

For more information about this clothing store, visit their website at www.pre-loved-kids-clothes-maboneng.business.site/.

You can also contact them on 079 146 0195 or [email protected]

Also, don’t forget to check them out on Facebook.

Art

Johannesburg Art Gallery

South Africa is one of the most influential countries in the art industry. Some of the best artists are from this country and a proud landmark that represents artistry is the Johannesburg Art Gallery.

Better known as JAG, the gallery is situated in Joubert Park. Before you even enter the building, you will be mesmerised by the architecture.

The trends in the city and influences of art reveal themselves in fashion, design, dance, music and so much more. So if you love art and want to be inspired, this is the place to visit.

The gallery is home to some of the most sought after and beautiful pieces of artwork. See more here!

Address: Klein and King George Street, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Johannesburg Art Gallery JAG

Market

The Maboneng Precinct

The Maboneng Precinct is the home of arts, crafts and all things inspired by Africa.

This multifaceted venue is a great spot to visit on weekends when all the vendors are painting the precinct in gorgeous fabrics, centre pieces, art and so much more.

One our favourite spots at The Maboneng Precinct is the Market On Main, on every Sunday. The market is packed with fun and exciting things to do.

The Maboneng Precinct is a great place to explore design, entertainment, fashion, art and a taste of Africa.

See more about The Maboneng Precinct here.

Address: 276 Fox Street, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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Victoria Yards

Victoria Yards is an oasis of nature, raw textures and art.

This spot is filled with greenery, organic food, impeccable art, designers, craft makers, brewing connoisseurs and much more. The spots also has a monthly market that brings together people from all walks of life.

This picturesque spot is a great place to visit for inspiration.

Address: 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

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Knowledge

Johannesburg City Library

What better place to visit than a historical landmark that has a world of books? The Johannesburg City Library has many stories to tell. Situated in the Central Business District, it has become a place where many go to for good reads, studying and finding inspiration.

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Are there any other free spots in Johannesburg that leave you feeling inspired? Let us know about them in the comments section below!

For The Bohemian

The Maboneng Precinct
Most people go to The Maboneng Precinct on Sundays because of Arts On Main. However, this precinct is perfect for any and every free-spirit in Joburg on any day of the week. Quirky food places, coffee shops, art galleries and fashion boutiques - it's a bohemian's dream. It's real downtown Jozi, so go experience it for yourself.

1Fox Precinct
Popularly know for the Market Shed and The Good Luck Bar, 1Fox Precinct is another bohemian favourite. Nestled in Ferreirasdorp, everyone (boho or not) must visit it at least once. The precinct is also home to the rad Fox Junction event venue - so don't just throw any silly ol' event, throw a real unconventional and unforgettable shindig here.

For The Hipster

Braamfontein
All hipsters love Braam so if haven't been to Braam yet, you're losing your touch honey. Get with the program! From alternative fashion to trendy clothing stores, it's one of the top non-mainstream fashion hubs in the city. Don't even get us started on the quirky coffee shops and rad restaurants ...

Park Corner
Park Corner is the new kid on the block when it comes to trendy spots. Remember when the coolest thing about Rosebank was the Goodman Gallery and Circa Gallery? Well now, you can take your hipster yourself out at Bolton Road Collection, among other rad restaurants Then be off to your art exploration. This corner is definitely one of our favourite additions to the city!

For The Fashionista 

Melrose Arch
We know Joburgers don't play about their fashion. At the Arch, you're on it with the fashion shows, the clothing brand launches, fashion photoshoots and so on. If you are one that loves to look good, but if it's not quality then you don't want it, take a drive to Melrose Arch. Go on, get your wardrobe kitted out with the hottest fashion trends on the runway.

Hyde Park Corner
Want your haute couture right here and right now without the admin of ordering online and waiting 5 to 7 working days to get it? Then Hyde Park Corner is the place to go. So whether it's Valentino, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent or Versace - there's a store with just the thing you need. After all that shopping on your favourite fashion spoils, refuel at one of their fine restaurants.

For The Party Animal

Kong Club Rosebank
If you're a party animal,  love music and you don't mind breaking it down with some local and international celebs then Kong is the place for you. This nightclub is best known for playing the latest hip-hop and house music - perfect for those looking to let loose on the dance floor. But it's not just about the partying, you have to look the part too at this club - dress up.

7th Avenue Melville
Feeling nostalgic over your varsity years when club hopping was a must and you had it all on one street? Then, get out of the house and join the other party animals on 7th Avenue is Melville. This road is lined with a diverse range of clubs and restaurants. If you don't want to dress up, it's super chilled.

For The Lunching Lady & Gent

4th Avenue, Parkhurst
For the ladies and gents that love to lunch and indulge in some window shopping , 4th Avenue, Parkhurst is definitely the place to go. With a range of independant restaurants, it's one of those "let's spend the whole afternoon here" type of locations. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner - one could totally live there.

44 Stanley
Another great spot is 44 Stanley. Home to a collection of specialty stores from antiques to fashion, you can grab a delicious lunch at one of their restaurants then do some shopping or browsing. Spend either some well-deserved 'me-time' or much-needed bonding with your friends.

Know other trendy spots in Joburg not mentioned? 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.

Maboneng is known for its entertainment and nightlife. It has become a popular area in Johannesburg for entertainment venues and good music.

People from Johannesburg love going out, having a good time and exploring new places. What better place to explore than The Maboneng Precinct?

This is one of Joburg's most vibrant areas and is filled with many places to have an unforgettable experience.

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Rooftop Salsa

Many of us love interactive entertainment, and this is where Rooftop Salsa comes in.

Sitting on top of the Canteen at Market On Main, Rooftop Salsa offers an amazing celebration of the Latin culture of dance in Zouk, Kizomba as well as Salsa.

If you just want to watch, you can relax while enjoying a drink from their well stocked bar.

The DJ is always ready to inspire you to get moving to the sultry tunes. Whether you've been there before or it's your first time, you will definitely enjoy it.

The Marabi Club
The Marabi Club

For lovers of music and the jazz aficionados, The Marabi Club is just the place.

This club will make you feel nostalgic. It all begins with the mystery of the secret door - well, the door is not so much a secret anymore with the many people flocking to this awesome live entertainment venue.

At The Marabi Club, you will get to enjoy a good meal with paired drinks and live entertainment.

The Bioscope - Independent Cinema

For those who love something visual, The Bioscope has all the entertainment you need. The theatre is situated right above their partner in crime - Chalkboard.

This independent movie theatre offers the best unique movie experience in the city. If you have been looking for something different, this movie experience is it.

They screen some of the most loved movies for you to enjoy and some exclusives that you won't get to see anywhere else.

You can also book the cinema for one of your awesome events, how about that?

POPArt Maboneng

POPArt Theatre

POPArt Theatre offers a different approach to the entertainment side of things, this theatre is all about performing arts.

The theatre has become a hub where books become a reality and spoken word speaks for many who cannot speak for themselves.

The POPArt Theatre has introduced some of the best productions to the country.

Check out Market On Main and The Maboneng Precinct.

And there we have a variety of entertainment options to explore.

Anyone who listens to jazz or even loves going out to live music spots can tell you that Joburg is slowly losing its kick for live jazz music. Being a lover of jazz myself, I can most certainly tell you - it's breaking the hearts of many.

Don't you worry though, there are still a few places that are keeping the hope alive for an amazing jazz experience. Now, let's take a look at these amazing gems that still breath life into Jozi.

Jazz

Untitled Basement

Situated in the busy and bustling Braamfontein sits the Untitled Basement. Many say, "never heard of it" but the music hunters know all about. If you know where Artivist is, then surely you have heard about this pot of gold.

This is where some of the best musicians in the country come to showcase their art and experiment with the soothing sultry sounds of jazz and other awesome music. An alternative live entertainment space is something that the listener does not expect. It is unique and very artistic - showcasing character that music brings to the table.

Just keep an eye out for "We Got The Jazz" which can either be on a Thursday or Friday on their Instagram.

Jazz

 

The Marabi Club

If you are looking for a new spot where jazz still lives on with its immaculate and smooth sounds, the unexpected New Doornfontein opens its small door of mystery to The Marabi Club.

Inspired by the significant Jazz culture that New Yorks' Harlem has been known for, "Marabi" brings an electric and addictive vibe, not forgetting creativity at it's best. This mysterious spot is absolutely beautiful, the decor gives you a whiff of nostalgia.

Not only do they have good live music, their food and service is of absolute quality.

Niki's Oasis

Just for exaggeration effect, Niki's Oasis has been around since the AD's. Niki's has to be the most nostalgic environment to be in, as soon as you walk in.

This is one of the best spots to find Jazz and many other genres and performances such as spoken word. Their culture of word of mouth has kept this establishment up and running ever since and it has become a slip off the tongue name for many.

Some would call it rusty, I call it an "old soul's heaven" type of place where you just feel at home - a must visit.

Jazz

The Good Luck Bar

The Good Luck Bar is situated at the 1 Fox Precinct and has become the most sought for venue for events and of course, to feed your live jazz craving.

Encouraged by the creative surrounding that The Sheds has, this space has become one that many outgoing people appreciate and creatives can relate to. If you want to find out when the next jazz sesh is, check out their social pages or just simply contact them.

Last Strum...

Right when you thought Live Jazz was done for, and Joburg comes to the rescue, let's go out and enjoy!

{Featured Image By The Marabi Club}

After a sold-out show last year, Cottonwool Kid is back to give us more artistic bliss.

Cottonwool Kid, AKA CK, is a witty fictional character of a young girl who goes on a journey with her loyal friend, her dog Luigi. However, she is bothered and burdened by the carelessness of her dear parents. It's a show loosely based on the actor Toni Morkel's life and is definitely worth watching...

So, do go and enjoy this amazing show performed by Toni Morkel, directed by Sylvaine Strike. It promises to evoke multiple emotions out of you.

When Is It?

Thursday to Sunday, 21 - 24 March 2019 (Thursday to Saturday at 20:00, Sunday at 15:00)

Where Is It?

POPArt, 286 Fox Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is R120 online | R140 at the door | R100 block bookingBooking is advised.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit the Website.

The Secret Tea Garden

Set in the tranquil gardens of Norscot Manor in the heart of Fourways, The Secret Tea Garden offers you a lovely quiet escape from the malls. It’s a fabulous, affordable venue for a leisurely family breakfast or an afternoon filled with tea and cake. Relax on the beautiful terrace overlooking the manicured garden and distant views while your little ones amuse themselves in the impressive play park, which is guaranteed to give parents a much-needed break over the busy weekend!

Where: 16A Penguin Drive, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Montecasino Bird Garden

If you haven’t yet visited the incredible Montecasino Bird Garden, why not pay the place a visit over the weekend? There are beautiful walkways past countless exotic birds, an impressive cycad garden, a frog room as well as the longest snake in the world… how cool is that? Plus, you’ll also find other unusual mammals like sloths and lemurs in the bird gardens; it’s an outing that’s sure to thrill the whole family! You can even attend a wonderful Flights of Fantasy show any day at 11:00, 13:00 or 15:00.

Where: Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Melt Chocolates

Pretty much everyone likes chocolate, right? And you can trust us when we say that there’s no better place to get your chocolate fix than Melt Chocolates! The family-owned chocolatier offers an extensive variety of chocolates for you to taste and shop, as well as a delightful little cafe. At the cafe you can order up some of the very best chocolate milkshakes and cupcakes that we’ve tasted in Joburg… just be prepared for a sugar rush of note following your visit.

Where: Nicolway Shopping Centre, corner of William Nicol & Wedgewood Link, Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Zoo Lake Swimming Pool

Before you stick your nose up at this, hear us out… we know we’re not really in the age of using public pools any more, but Zoo Lake Swimming Pool is beautifully maintained and kept looking fresh at all times. It’s a great place for some family fun or time with your loved one on a warm day; simply grab your costume, pack a picnic basket and you’re ready to go!

Where: Zoo Lake Sports Club, Avonwold Road, Parkwood, Johannesburg.

Roast Café

Situated in the leafy Melrose Arch centre, Roast Cafe offer the most drool-worthy cakes along with top-notch coffees. You’ll be able to choose from divine options including roasted coconut, cashew cream, salted peanut butter, red velvet, red velvet and meringue, Bar One Cheesecake, Smarties and rainbow… tempting, isn’t it?

Where: 10A High Street, Melrose Arch, Melrose, Johannesburg.

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Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens

If you’re looking to spend some time in the great outdoors this weekend, the gorgeous Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens sure is the place to go. One of SA’s eight botanical gardens, you can snack on sarmies beneath the waterfall while watching the Verreaux’s Eagles perched at the top with your binoculars or, you could walk through the breath-taking rocket and fern garden and breathe in some real fresh air. Otherwise, if you prefer, you can organise yourself a guided tour of the gardens.

Where: Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

The Living Room

If your idea of a great weekend goes hand in hand with a great party, then there’s no place to be seen other than The Living Room. The uber-trendy rooftop venue in Maboneng overlooks the fabulous city skyline and feels as if you’re sitting in a nursery, hence its name. Lounge around snacking on tapas and sipping on cocktails as the sun goes down, and then get ready for a real party which is sure to pick up later in the evening.

Where: 20 Kruger Street, Maboneng, Johannesburg.

The Maboneng Precinct

When it comes to Maboneng, we love going on Sundays because this is when the Market on Main comes alive. However, there’s plenty to do in this renewed and vibrant inner-city area that’s brimming with the trendy on any other day. Take in a movie at The Bioscope, tuck into a meal at Grain Restaurant, sip on a cocktail at The Living Room, or even take a swim at the newly-opened Poolside Café.

Where: Corner of Fox & Kruger Street, Maboneng, Johannesburg.

Hennops Hiking Trail

If nature is your thing, you’ll absolutely love spending your weekend walking in nature on the fantastic Hennops Hiking Trail, which is a short 40 minute drive out of Sandton. There are two main hikes, plus a shorter trail, which is suitable for kids. All trails boast wonderful scenery to soak up, and there’s even a swimming pool to splash in post-hike. The range of landscapes is enough to get the soul stirring... trust us on this!

Where: Hadeda Camp, Pretoria Rural, Pretoria.

Le Sel @ The Cradle

Last on our list, but by no means least, is the relaxed, contemporary eatery that is Le Sel @ The Cradle. Architecturally magnificent with extensive outdoor seating and the most amazing views of the Cradle of Humankind, the restaurant offers diners an experience like no other. Their menu is extensive, offering up everything from wild mushroom risotto and grilled tuna to braised lamb shank and duck confit. And, on Sundays, they have a special set menu for you to indulge in, which also comes highly recommended.

Where: Route T9, Kromdraai Road (R540), Cradle of Humankind.

By Candice May

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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