What Is It?

There's so much history in our city! Most of the time, we don't even realise how much has taken place in the CBD itself. The JoburgPlaces Money, Banks & Vaults Tour covers the historic financial district of the inner city around Marshalltown. Many of the most historic buildings in this part of town are the erstwhile bank buildings. Money, banks and vaults were at the heart and soul of Joburg's Gold Rush inception and development. Here, you'll get to experience these remarkable spaces and hear their fascinating stories.

Typical tour schedule:

When Is It?

Saturday, 13 April 2019 from 10:00 - 15:30.

Where Is It?

Thunder Walker, Gandhi Square or 110 Fox Street, Johannesburg CBD.

How Much Is It?

R495 per person. To book, contact Gerald Garner on [email protected] or 082 894 5216.

Cost includes: coffee with scones in the morning and a scrumptious harvest-table lunch. Any other drinks for your own account.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit JoburgPlaces on Facebook.

Zwipi Underground Bar

Have you ever wanted to have a dinner in a bank vault? Well, me neither (I mean, that would be a weird location to dream of having a meal). But, Zwipi Underground Bar makes it work! The bar is located underground, in the United Safety Deposit bank vault. When people first heard about this place, it caused a real frenzy because people weren't sure if it was even real. Last year, they underwent renovations to make a "real" bar and dining experience, with five themed rooms. Zwipi is open Thursday to Saturday for the public, but do check for availability in advance because the place is usually booked out.

Places And Experiences

Dr Pachanga

If you don't mind dropping a pretty penny for quality local products, then you should head to Dr Pachanga. This brand offers high-end to ladies, men's and children's fashion. They combine quality design with African print. The Joburg branch of this store is located in Parkhurst. The handbags are absolutely to die for!

Places And Experiences

Gabriella's Tea Room

As for hidden gems in the city, Gabriella's Tea Room is definitely one you should try! Having grown up in a kitchen, this restaurant is an homage to Gabriella's family heritage, mixing the best of Italian, South African and East Asian cuisine. They also have some of the best Falafel and pastry in the city. There's also vegetarian, and gluten-free options available. Make sure you try some of their sweets too! Bookings are essential at this restaurant as it's quite small and intimate.

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Banele Khoza Studio

Banele Khoza Studio (BKhz) is a new gallery that opened in 2018. BKhz is located in Braamfontein, the Cool Kid Capital, and is a far cry from the traditional cold and intimidating atmosphere of galleries. With its pastel interiors and intimate feel, it provides a very welcoming vibe for all. The space showcases and celebrates both art and design, and is split into two sections: an open-plan exhibition space for artists to exhibit their work and a secluded area where you'll find own Banele's works on display. You'll find mainly paintings and collages on exhibition. This gallery is special as it also houses Banele's studio.

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Hashtag Escape

The escape room fad may have died down slightly, but we've been wondering where we can experience this in Joburg and were introduced to Hashtag Escape. They offer three game rooms where you and your loved ones can spend an hour solving clues and puzzles to escape the room. The three rooms are The Rebel Room, the Closure Room, and the Hackout Room. It's a lot of fun, suitable for the kids and really easy to book online. No payment is required to secure a booking either.

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Street Art Walk

Not many people would consider graffiti as art, but we beg to differ which is why we're fans of the Street Art Walks with Bongani Mathebula (of Jozy Triangle Tours). Jozy Triangle specialises in street art tours around the city of Johannesburg - the smorgasbord of unique street art. And they offer tours both day and night. But they don't only stop at street art: they also offer Joburg Treasure Tour, which entails a full-day tour, where you explore different parts of the city. It starts in Maboneng and goes through Gandhi Square, Newtown and Braamfontein. Look on their website for all the different tours.

Places And Experiences

 

What Is It?

Zwipi Underground Bar returns with their safari and secret underground dinner events for 2019. This unique inner city experience comes with a three course meal, beverage pairings and a guided tour through Ghandi Square. Diners can expect two paired drinks with their starters and desserts. Depending on the menu for the evening, these drinks will either be gin and tonics or a glass of wine and port. The delicious main course meal will be served at Zwipi Underground Bar.

When Is It?

Saturday, 6 April 2019 from 19:00 - 23:00.

Where Is It?

Zwipi Underground Bar, 110 Fox Street, 2000 Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

R595 per person, including two paired drinks, city tour and a three-course meal. Contact 082 894 5216 for tickets.

For More Information

Visit their Facebook page for all the info you need.

What Is It?

Joburg Wine Club is throwing one of their wine soirees and its time to get creative people! You can look forward to a harvest feast, live music, an art exhibition and ,of course, WINE!

The artists exhibiting will be Karabo Poppy, Musonda Kabwe, Lauren Fowler and Rose Chasten. You can mingle with the artists, view their work and maybe even buy a little something. This will also be the launch of the #CheckersOddBinsArtistsCollab with a limitless wine-tasting between 18:00 - 21:00. So, with so many reasons to go why stay at home?

When Is It?

Saturday, 27 October 2018 at 18:00

Where Is It?

Zwipi Underground Bar at The Thunder Walker, 110 Fox Street, Gandhi Square, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R300 per person and can be purchased here.

For More Information?

For more information, visit their website here.

Where To Eat

There is no shortage of fun around this right here area. Zwipi is said to be the first phase of Thunder Walker's projects at Somerset House on Gandhi Square and it's a must to explore and post on the 'gram. The one-of-a-kind space is perfect for hosting private events or special dates and is often being used by JoburgPlaces to host some epic parties. It has a romantic private setting and the atmosphere is very chilled, exuding a unique ambience. So, as the cool kids would say, issa vibe!

Zwipi Underground Bar

What To Do

Chill, eat, drink... Just have fun! If you feel like unwinding and surprising your friends with something they are not used to, this is the perfect way to impress them with something out of the ordinary. You need to give the CBD a chance to make you fall in love with its not-so spoken-about beauty. If you look hard enough you will find that the CBD has so much to offer. I mean, look at the Zwipi Underground Bar! They normally entertain you with an amazing music lineup and share with you the history of the area.

Events To Look Forward To

They have a bunch of events lined up for you. Here's what to look forward to:

Money, Banks & Vaults tour

Date: Saturday, 13 October 2018 at 10:00 - 15:00.

The Money, Banks & Vaults Tour covers the historic financial district of the inner-city around Marshalltown. Many of the most historic buildings in this part of town are in fact erstwhile bank buildings. Money, banks and vaults were at the centre of the city’s gold-rush inception and rapid development. Get to experience these remarkable spaces and learn their fascinating stories. See, there's more to this magical space. Bookings cost R495 per person, to make a booking contact Gerald Garner via email at [email protected] or call here 082 894 5216. Or click here!

Joburg Wine Club Gets Creative In Gandhi Square

Date: Saturday, 27 October 2018 at 18:00 - 22:00.

Wine, wine and more wine. If you're a fan, come on over, darling! It's going to be a harvest feast, good beats till late and the #OddBinsArtistCollab exhibition. The four artists are Karabo Poppy, Musonda Kabwe, Lauren Fowler and Rose Chaston. You will have the opportunity to meet some of them and view their work. So, let's do this! Tickets are R300 per person, get yours here!

MozamJozi Gandhi Square

Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018 at 12:00 - 22:00.

JoburgPlaces has staged many legendary MozamJozi beach picnics in the city. On Sunday 28 October, MozamJozi returns to the city, but this time on Gandhi Square – right in front of the Thunder Walker with its Zwipi Underground Bar. Enjoy a Sunday chill session in the sun on Gandhi Square from 12noon into the evening. Spend a leisurely day enjoying casual ‘beach foods’, delectable drinks and DJ music right in the heart of the city. Tickets start from R60 - R1 350 per person, get yours here!

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What Is It?

JoburgPlaces is delighted to present its Secret Underground Dinner an unforgettable experience of delectable foods and drinks in two of the most astonishing Johannesburg inner-city spaces. Within close walking proximity, guests will move between the two venues on an unforgettable dinner-safari experience. So, join in on the adventure. Get the family and friends together and be sure to join in.

When Is It?

Friday, 20 July 2018 - Saturday, 21 July 2018.

Where Is It?

Zwipi Underground Bar, 110 Fox Street, Ghandi Square, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

R 595 per person, including two gin and tonics and a three-course meal. To book contact Gerald Garner on 082 894 5216 or email geral[email protected]

For More Information

Visit their Facebook page or website for more information.

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