From CBD To The North, Jozi Gives You Warm Vibes Across The Board
From outdoor family-friendly fun to iconic eating spots, explore the warm vibes of Johannesburg. Find affordable Jozi flats to rent in Joburg CBD.
Any Jozi resident will tell you that you can never get enough of the beautiful surprises and offerings the city of gold keeps coming up with every now and then. And while there are some timeless attractions, Jozi’s vibe stays changing for the better. In this article, we will take a look at some of the entertainment places and restaurants to look at if you are looking to explore the city of gold, especially in the colder seasons.
Outdoor Family-Friendly Fun
During school days, work and the little ones being wrapped in assignments and homework can have you and the family missing some of that bonding time. Don’t stress, Johannesburg has fun outdoor activities for kids and adults and establishments that offer you and the little ones non-stop entertainment. Take the Johannesburg Zoo, for example, which is one of the most popular local and tourist attractions situated in the northern side of the Jozi suburbs.
The 55-acre zoo was established in 1904 when the property was given to the public for recreational purposes by the late Hermann Ekstein's company. Over 320 different species of animals—almost 2 000 in number—are housed at the Johannesburg Zoo. The public is welcome in the Johannesburg Zoo 364 days a year, including the holidays of Christmas, New Year's, and Easter. In order to safeguard the physical and mental well-being of all of its creatures, the zoo, which has received worldwide certification, upholds a high level of animal care, nutrition, and ethical behaviour.
Once done at the zoo, try the Zoo Lake – a favourite of Joburg residents and is the venue for the annual Jazz on the Lake and Carols by Candlelight events. It is also the monthly venue for the Artists under the Sun open air art exhibition. Zoo Lake also has nice picnic spots, and a locally-themed popular restaurant called Moyo, so you and yours can enjoy meals, sundowners, and views of the city with ease.
Jozi’s Pride (And Joyride Hub)
Another outdoor family fun activity to get into as a family is a theme park. And Johannesburg’s Gold Reef City Theme Park never disappoints. Not only is Gold Reef City Theme Park the largest of its kind in South Africa, but it was also voted one of Johannesburg’s most loved and coolest entertainment destinations too. Take your pick from 16 thrilling rides, 7 family rides, 21 dedicated kids rides, Jump City Trampoline Park, the only authentic underground mine tour in Johannesburg, 12 dining options, multiple Retail stores, plus 15 other attractions all set against a gold rush era backdrop.
Eat Your Heart Out
When it comes to eating spots and restaurants that offer a great outdoor experience, you may want to start at the timeless classical Kwa Mai Mai – which is a market-esque precinct where you will find local African flavours coupled with delicious meals. Indulge in some cow or sheep’s head meat (Iskopo), a salsa, chakalaka, atchaar, and some porridge while enjoying braaied meat or Iskopo. There are also many stalls for you to purchase some decor essentials and jewellery made from African materials and resources.
Fancy a fancy night out? Then take on the beauty that is Melville’s 7th Street. Here you will be treated to amazing coffee shops and restaurants, as well as an LGBTQIA+ friendly club called Liquid Blue.
If you are looking for something more intimate, then Piza e Vino in Melville, Rosebank, and Melrose Arch are proud to host you and your loved ones. If you like a little bit of Asian persuasion, then the Momo franchise (Momo Kuro and XO found in Rosebank, Momo Baohaus in Greenside, and Momo & O in Illovo, Sandton) have conveniently placed restaurants that are easily accessible to you and yours, so take advantage of them based on where you live.
Speaking Of Where You’ll Live, You’ll Love It Here
In order to enjoy Jozi’s perks, you may want to consider renting one of our Jozi flats. At JHC, we offer affordable rates on our apartments and ensure that you benefit from a range of amenities such as playgrounds, communal laundry spaces, and secure parking. Take a look at our flats in the heart of Johannesburg and get in contact with us today so we can give you a home you’ll love living in.
Now that you have a sense of what to do outdoors in Johannesburg, take that leap, find some Jozi flats to rent, and come join us in the city that never sleeps. You’ll love it here.