Top Ways To Embrace Autumn In Joburg


As the seasons change, there are mixed emotions on whether we love it or hate it. To help you love it, here are our top ideas on how to embrace autumn in Joburg.

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Document The Change In Season

If you didn’t snap it, it didn’t happen. So, get in the habit of documenting your city at every opportunity possible. Two of our favourite ways of doing this, aside from writing, are through photography and videography. Whether you’re waking up before the break of dawn to explore the city and capture the change of autumn leaves or grabbing an afternoon walk with your four-legged bestie, it’s bound to be a fun and revitalising experience.

Declutter Your Wardrobe 

A change in season means a change in wardrobe. This is the perfect time to start packing away all those summer shorts and vests and replace them with warm jerseys and thick leggings. But while you do the wardrobe switch up, why not put aside some clothes to donate to the less fortunate? We all know how cold our city can get, so do something nice and donate your old clothes and other items you no longer need or use.

Pamper Yourself 

With all the fabulous beauty salons and spas in our city, knowing which one to go to without breaking the bank can be tricky. But what if we told you, you could get a manicure or pedicure for under R350? Sounds crazy right? And yet it’s so true. Plus, there’s something for the lads as well, with these grooming spots for guys.

Start Prepping Your Garden

Sure it’s autumn and while we embrace everything great about it, we can also start thinking ahead. Start prepping your autumn garden for spring. Think about it, getting in touch with nature when it’s cool and not too cold yet, seeing the beautiful flowers and plants sprout in autumn and winter then bloom and blossom in spring. Sounds amazing doesn’t it? We think so, too.

Get The Autumn Look In Your Home

Why not incorporate the look and feel of autumn into your home? Whether you want to enhance the homey feeling using autumn hues or simply enjoy switching up your furniture and decor at the change of the season, we are giving you the 411 on how to spruce up your home.

Visit Joburg’s Top Markets

We all know it’s not fun to be out in the cold, so embrace the cool weather at some great markets before winter arrives. Whether you want to visit some awesome food markets around town, are more interested in markets to visit on weekends, want to take your pooch along on a shopping trip or just want to explore the top markets in the city, there’s a market for you to explore before staying at home is all you want to do.

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Go Out And Be Merry

Whether you enjoy watching sunsets or the occasional drink after hours, check out these great rooftop bars in the city. What’s better than enjoying our lovely Joburg sunset with a drink in hand on a cool autumn late afternoon/ evening? Alternatively, you can just skip the sunset and grab a cocktail at one of these fabulous cocktail spots.

Stay In And Stay Warm

There’s also absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to stay in and stay warm as soon as those leaves start changing colours. You can stay in and make some hot chocolate and maybe you could start a new hobby. If you have little ones, stay in with a book or two from these children’s bookshops.

Any Season Is Ice Cream Season

Every season is a good season for ice cream! This autumn, spice up your ice cream with these nifty tips and tricks. But if you feel like braving the chilly weather, make a quick ice cream run to one of these top ice cream spots!

Catch A Movie Or Two With The Kids

Why not spend the day out with the kids? There are a number of amazing movies showing at cinema. So, grab the kids, grab some warm butter popcorn and a few slushies and enjoy a few hours of good fun. With everything from animation and action to romance and comedy, you’ll definitely be feeling warm and fuzzy.

A Hug From A Cup Of Tea

There is no denying the health benefits of tea and how amazing one cup can make you feel. So, while you are staying warm and staying in, why don’t you get these teas to help you relax and prepare for the upcoming flu season?

How About A Brownie?

A brownie a day, keeps the frownies away. There is nothing better to keep away the autumn chill than a warm, fudgey brownie. We went on a hunt for the top brownie spots in the city and found some delicious mouthwatering brownies for the ultimate indulgence.

Know other great ways to embrace autumn? Let us know about them in the comments section below!

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