Leisure Activities

Beginning-of-summer bucket list

November 5, 2018, Author: Candice May

Hey, Joburg! While we’re sure you gave spring your best shot at having all the fun, we have to break the news to you: there’s still a ton of utterly delightful, summery action to be had in the City of Gold. So, get to it!

Cycle the CBD at night

With its beginnings in art, Maboneng has evolved into a collaborative hub of culture, business and lifestyle that entices curiosity, encourages exploration and promotes a sense of urban togetherness. Every Thursday night, Maboneng City Riders cycle around the Joburg CBD on their own bikes with the option of bike hire (including a helmet and lights) at R150 from Get Fixied bike hire in Maboneng. The rides usually start just before sunset at 5 pm and end around 7 pm. They’re casual and fun and allow you to explore the city at your own pace.

081 516 1266


Try your hand at flower arranging

There’s nothing like a bouquet of beautiful blooms to make your home feel fresh and light in summer. Master florist Karen Dalton is the owner of Dalton & Bloom, a fabulous flower shop in Parktown North where she also offers flower school with a wide range of courses for all levels of skill. There are full-day short courses aimed at flower enthusiasts of all levels of experience, four- and eight-day career courses for those wanting to venture into a floral business of their own as well as Christmas floral wreath courses (bubbly and mince pies included, of course!). And, yes, you get to take your masterpiece home no matter which course you choose to do.

8A 7th Avenue, Parktown North

082 972 7401


Learn to cook like a pro

Even if the microwave is the only kitchen appliance you ever use (we don’t judge), you’ll feel like a bona fide chef ready to cook up a storm at all your summer parties after taking a cooking class at The Cookery by The Secret Jozi Chef. Chef Paul Maciel runs various cooking classes of out this kitchen classroom located below his restaurant, Pronto Italian Restaurant, in Craighall Park. Whether you want to take a whirlwind trip around Asia and discover the magic behind some of the most famous curries of the region, there’s a cooking class for you! 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall


Go on a free walking tour

One of the best ways to explore the buzzing Joburg city centre is undoubtedly on foot – with a free walking tour of some of the city’s most fascinating sights. Join Sethu and her Jozi Free Walking Tours team for a leisurely but insightful stroll through the heart of Jozi. Along the way, you’ll witness incredible public artworks and architecture while soaking up some history. You’ll also walk on one of the oldest streets in the city and see what used to be Nelson Mandela and OR Tambo’s law firm. The walking tours run from Monday to Saturday at 10:30 am and 1pm and are one hour and 45 minutes long. Bookings aren’t required, and payments are tips based.

Meeting at City Perk Café, 70 Fox Street, Marshalltown (look out for the guide with the maroon umbrella)

065 600 0301

Candice, our Digital Editor, is a coffee-drinking, fashion-obsessed lover of anything and everything lifestyle related. She’s also a self-confessed foodie, champagne enthusiast and devoted bargain hunter.

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