How To Budget For Amenities In Johannesburg
This guide will help you with a list of exciting, educational, delicious, and wholesome experiences.
Here’s what we think about living or moving to a new city…you need to visit and enjoy it first in order to gauge if it is for you. While we know this is the best way to get a feel for a new place, we know it is not always super easy to visit before moving, and some people only get exposed to cities and parts of the country by moving to these places. If you or someone you know is planning to make a move to Johannesburg and wants to know what to expect in this broad city, this guide will help you with a list of exciting, educational, delicious, and wholesome experiences to cater for different lifestyles. Let’s take a look at the beauty that is Jozi’burg.
Foodies For Starters
If you are into culinary experiences as opposed to normal dining moments, then Johannesburg has a spot in almost every part of the city. Let’s start central, where you have access to the likes of Newtown Junction Mall right next to the Market Theatre in the city. Here you can take advantage of renowned fast-food chain restaurants as well as some local flavours from businesses that are housed in Newtown. Right next to the mall is a street that leads to Bree Taxi Rank, and this street is perfect if you are looking for things such as fish, chips, and gatsbys (kotas) in the heart of the city centre.
If you are looking for more of a unique, sophisticated Jozi vibe with views, music and ambience, then Maboneng (about 10 minutes away from the city centre and Newtown area) boasts many restaurants and bars that not only feature local and international dishes, but amazing South African talent as well. Keeping with vibes and ambiences, head on up to the Melville side of things, where you can access places such as 44 Stanley, which is a marketplace-esque spot with restaurants, art, and lots of Jozi culture to suit whatever mood. You can even host large groups of people in most of the Joburg restaurants and bars, and if you are looking for experiences with a twist, try wine or gin tasting at Indaba Hotel in Fourways, where they have offerings from the Spier wine farm based in Cape Town. Now, if that’s not a taste of South Africa, we don’t know what is.
Fancy An Escape? We Second That
If you and your family and friends are adrenaline junkies and want to have experiences filled with adventure and tasks, consider a visit to Hashtag Escape (#Escape) in Norwood. #Escape is an escape room adventure game where you and teammates get locked in a mysterious room for approximately 1 hour. In that hour, you and your team have to discover and uncover the hidden secrets in the room in order to escape. Here’s a quick look at what you can expect in each of the escape rooms:
- The Rebel Room
- The Closure Room
- The Hackout Room
- The Red Moon Room
We cannot give too many details about this adventure as this will spoil the surprise, so we suggest you and your loved ones take on an adventure at #Escape and come tell us all about it.
Speaking of adventures, almost everyone that comes to Joburg will tell you about the huge Ferris wheel spotted in what used to be the old mine in Jozi’s Booysens area. That Ferris wheel is part of Gold Reef City Theme Park and Casino, which is the largest of its kind in South Africa. It was also voted one of Johannesburg’s most loved and coolest entertainment destinations. You can 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.
Nightlife, Second, and Third Location Galore
If you are a party enthusiast, then Johannesburg has a spot or five for you. From Maboneng’s Cosmopolitan, Shakers, and Rooftop clubs, to Melville’s Sixes, Greenside’s Topo Giorgio, and even Sandton’s San Deck. All you have to do is type ‘clubs near me’ when you are in Jozi, and a list of places will pop up. Whether you are looking for AfroBeats, HipHop, House, or even star-themed parties such as Vogue Nights Jozi, you are guaranteed a good time. And because Jozi clubs pride themselves in being safe spaces, people with different races, sexualities, as well as interests have options upon options for a good time.
Convinced? JHC Has The Perfect Home For You
When it comes to creating a budget for the Jozi fun life, you need to factor in that a lot of places offer specials and promotions on a weekly and daily basis. Some promotions run for months. Theme parks such as Gold Reef City offer rewards programmes for you to enjoy discounted services and products, plus with the transport options in Joburg, you are guaranteed to save some more.
If you are looking to cut costs so you are able to fully experience this city, consider renting a flat with Johannesburg Housing Company. We offer bachelor, 1-bed and 2-bed affordable flats in the heart of the city with many buildings that care for different lifestyles. Love Jozi? So do we. Now, come live where you love with the company that feels the same about this city.