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Top Summer Selfie Spots Around Town

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Set up the smartphone for summer and snap some really cool selfies at our top summer selfie spots.  selfie johannesburg

There's nothing more glorious than a Joburg summer. Since it's selfie season, we found the most awesome spots to snap some fantastic pictures! Behold – the top places for selfies this summer!

Northcliff Hill

It’s in a gated residential suburb. But not to worry, one push of the giant red button will open the boom to let you in as well as give you a little peace of mind when you park your car. Northcliff Hill goes on for quite a distance so do wear comfy shoes in case you opt for a mini-hike while capturing the panoramic Joburg skyline. The best time of year to go is when purple Jacaranda blossoms carpet the roads.


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Nirox Sculpture Park

It’s one of the more unique art exhibitions in Joburg. Nirox Sculpture Park was converted from an old trout farm into a platform for outdoor sculptures in Maropeng. It's open to the public for free on weekends and public holidays. Be sure to check out their website for any upcoming events and exhibitions. What could make for a cooler selfie then standing next to some giant artwork?

The Upside Down House

The Upside Down House in Hartbeespoort is a whimsical, fantastical marvel to architecture. Here you can take some truly surreal selfies in a house that is, yes, completely upside down. Take the kids along and enjoy the jumping castles and coin operated kiddies rides for some additional fun.


Sandton's very own spire of a building, The Leonardo, has officially been granted its very own cherry on top. Sitting comfortably at 234 meters above busy Maude Street, Alto 234 is a luxury bar and tapas lounge with a twist. The space boasts 360-degree views over one of the most wooded cities in the world. Serving only the world’s finest when it comes to drinks and bar tapas, this is truly one of the most aspirational and exclusive places for epicureans in South Africa to be.


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What is Dreambox? It's an Instagrammer's dream with 12 pop up boxes of unique installations that make for perfect pictures. Bring your phone, friends and imagination and spend an hour taking glorious pictures!


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The Maboneng Sign

Maboneng is where all the cool kids and tourists love to explore and hang out. Situated in the inner city, this suburb is a melting pot filled to the brim with culture, exciting cuisine, unique retail experiences and more. It's almost become a cliché to have your picture taken in front of the sign in Maboneng. Nevertheless, it makes for beautiful shot in one of Joburg's most vibrant suburbs.

The Maboneng Precinct

Walter Sisulu National Botanical gardens

Summer weather is picnic weather so pack a basket and head down to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Ruimsig. A small entry fee will get you in for the day and you can shoot photos amongst all the stunning flora. If that doesn’t quite speak to your inner photographer then you should make your way to the waterfall which runs along the mountain ridge. Still not satisfied? How about the fact that the some of the last Black Eagles inhabit that rockery? Volunteers have set up a live streaming camera equipped with night vision and lovingly dubbed it the ‘The Black Eagle Cam’. If you manage to get a photo of one of these winged celebs it’s a pretty big deal!


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Anywhere where the Jacarandas bloom

Nothing says home quite like the Jacarandas. They are an integral part of Joburg summers and with the blossoms in season between late September and November, now is the perfect time to head out to observe them. Head out to any of these spots and get snapping away. You'll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful backdrop.oo)

Bounce Trampoline Park

If the inanimate is not appealing, then you might want to aim for a more action packed selfie. Try Bounce in Midrand which is basically one giant jumping castle. There are 50 interconnected trampolines where you can practice you backflips, frontflips, flick-flacks, flying kicks and even some homemade martial arts if you fancy. Try recording a few videos in slow motion to show everyone just how talented you are. Do try to book in advance as sessions do sell out and you don’t want to miss out on that photo op!


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By Samanta Snedorf and Anna Kemp

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