#HelloRecommends – Our top 3 destinations on the Johannesburg Gautrain route

Oct 9, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Hello Joburg Magazine took some of Joburg’s top food and lifestyle influencers on a food and drink journey from Sandton to Rosebank to downtown Jozi … using the Gautrain every step of the way! 

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The day kicked off at the towering rooftop bar that is San Deck at Tsogo’s Sun Sandton Sun hotel in the heart of Sandton for welcome drinks and dazzling views. Our guests, including Jessica van Heerden (@jessica_vanheerden), Dee Mandic (@thatstotallyfetch_sa) and Charmaine Ramalope-Makhubela (@glamfoodiesa), sipped some of San Deck’s most popular cocktails – from the cool San Sunset to the colourful San Martini – while they snapped selfies for the ’gram. After all, cocktails taste better when you’re drinking them in the sky! 

A short stroll to the Sandton Gautrain station later, we all hopped on the train to Rosebank and were there in a mere four minutes. From there, we headed to the brand-new Mythos restaurant at The Zone @ Rosebank for a Greek feast of different meze, such as falafels, halloumi, dolmades, keftethes, biftekias and souvlakias – not forgetting the bottles of white wine on the side. For dessert, we were treated to one of the best sweet treats we’ve had all year: Loukoumades (AKA Greek doughnuts) drizzled with honey, pecan nuts and cinnamon. Delicious! 


After lunch, we got back on the train at the Rosebank Gautrain station and took it to Park Station. Another four minutes later, we were getting off the train and into an Uber for a short drive to The Marabi Club, Joburg’s jazz jewel in New Doornfontein. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly bouncers and then taken upstairs to rooftop of The Hallmark Hotel, the boutique hotel that the jazz club is housed inside. It was perfect timing: The cityscape views at golden hour were nothing short of mesmerising. Paired with live jazz and the best cocktails in town (the Skillachi house cocktail is a must-try!), we couldn’t have asked for a better end to the day. 

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Joburg local or visitor – one thing you simply must add to your Jozi bucket list is a foodie journey through the city using the Gautrain. It’s quick, safe and immaculately clean, and the stations are conveniently within close proximity to some of Joburg’s best-loved restaurants and bars. Cheers to that! 

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Thank you! 

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, our guests were spoilt with goodie bags filled with gifts such as Jimmy Choo Fever and Ice perfumes and vanity bags from Bacher & Co, makeup and men’s grooming boxes from Sorbet and Sorbet Man, Lush Intergalactic and Sex Bomb bath bombs, Moroccanoil Treatment and Mending Infusion, Orbit Gum product and reusable silicone straws, John Frieda Full Repair shampoo and conditioner, Cetaphil Sun SPF 50+ High Protection Lotion, Dr Beckmann laundry and household products, Batiste dry shampoo, Cape Herb & Spice spices, Sir Fruit fresh juices, Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask and Charcoal Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, BlanX toothpaste, BOS Ice Tea, Pearl Drops toothpaste, Seedlip minis, Canderel chocolates and granola, Camel Milk South Africa camel milk powder as well as Whiskas and Pedigree pet treats. 

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