Our Top 5

Our top 5 most astonishingly amazing things to do this month

Jan 7, 2019, Author: Bianca Spinner

Say toodaloo to the January blues. We refuse to start yet another year with our smiles turned upside down. This year we are all about New Year, new you and we’ll ensure 2019 is the best year yet!


Visit a brand-new eatery

Where we recommend: ZIO La Famiglia restaurant

Sometimes visiting a fresh new place makes you feel brand new and this Italian Bistro in Hyde Square; Hyde Park ticks all the right boxes. They take no bookings. Yip that’s right it’s on a first come first serve basis. This super cool trendy new hotspot is open for lunch and dinner and serves delicious beef and lamb burgers, a fabulous seared tuna salad glazed with a teriyaki sauce and plus any restaurant with plants on the walls instantly gets a thumbs up from us!


Grab a cocktail and watch the most magical sunset

Where we recommend: The Living Room, Maboneng.

Is there anything better than coming home after a holiday session and being inspired by an urban rooftop jungle café? Plus, we all know about their famous Sunday soirees by now, it has become an institution for great music and good vibes, hosted from 11h00 till 19h00 every Sunday. This has to be the coolest rooftop spot in Jozi to unwind!



If 2019 is all about new year, new you

We recommend: Shift Wellness, Summer Trail Run on January 27th at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.

Get ready to run into summer instead of the Netflix and chill vibes. This run is suitable for the whole family; there will be a 5km (R130) 8km (R150) and a 13km(R180). The race starts at 7h00 and hello you can even earn vitality points, it’s a no-brainer!

If your resolution is to take a crack at something new

We recommend: Attempting a cooking class at Taste Buds in Sundowner.

This cooking club will turn you into a foodie if you aren’t one already. Did you know that trends show that more and more South Africans consider themselves “foodies”? So, this is the perfect excuse to get those bare feet into the kitchen and start frying up a storm. They offer weekly courses and classes from Chinese to Mexican Fiesta to Sushi classes and even offer romantic couples’ evenings.


Rediscover your hometown

What we recommend: trying a cycle tour or picnic up to the top of Africa at the Carlton Centre building on the 50th floor (R300pp) or attempting the inner-city urban hiking tour (R400) with Mainstreetwalks.

Mainstreetwalks is a concept that encourages people to re-experience the inner city and ultimately Joburg. The best way to explore these spaces, like any other city in the world, is by foot and public transport. This is the best way to fall in love with the city and its people all over again. They take a maximum of 25-30 guests per trip so they’re small, intimate and educational and most importantly FUN!


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