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Where to Stay

Hallmark House, Maboneng
Vogue, Wallpaper
"Further reinforcing Maboneng’s reputation as Johannesburg’s precinct of urban cool, is the new 46-room Hallmark House, a hotel and ...
The Peech, Melrose
Financial Times
"In the smart residential suburb of Melrose, The Peech hotel has just 16 bedrooms, a charming garden and a pool, all of which makes it a tranqui ...
The Residence Johannesburg, Houghton
Tatler, Tatler
"Live the charmed life of a rich local at this smart spot." writes Tatler.  New, cosy-chic boutique hotel in leafy Houghton, with a po ...
AtholPlace, Athol, Sandton
Financial Times
Chic little boutique hotel -- "discrete elegance" -- in Johannesburg's leafy Atholl suburb. AtholPlace offers 10 contemporary rooms in "c ...
The Saxon, Sandhurst
Tatler, Financial Times, Our Friends
The "foremost" among Johannesburg's converted-mansion hotels, boasts the FT about The Saxon in the attached review.  The Saxo ...
Ten Bompas, Sandton
Our Friends
Small, boutique-style hotel on a road between Sandton and Rosebank. Ten spacious suites, each boasting a steam bath, fireplace, and a private patio or b ...
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The Fairlawns, Sandton
Our Friends
Grand, boutique-"style" hotel, housed in a series of Palladian mansions around a lush garden, part of an estate that once belonged to the Oppe ...
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Westcliff Hotel, Westcliff
Wallpaper, Our Friends
Big pink hotel, "The Grande Dame of Johannesburg,"  built as a village on a ridge with majestic views of the city. Don't be fooled ...
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Where to Eat

Che, Maboneng
"Che Maboneng is a melting pot of the different cultures that pass through Johannesburg, and this Argentine grill restaurant has some of the bes ...
Little Addis, Mobaneng
A Vogue restaurant pick in Johannesburg's "coolest neighbhorhood," Mobaneng.  "Little Addis A favorite among locals, this hol ...
Momo Baohaus, Greenside
Wallpaper praised the slick decor of this new Taiwanese street food restaurant in Greenside.  "The immense food culture draws flavours and ...
D6, Emmarentia
Financial Times
"For Cape Malay food – a delectable part of South Africa’s cultural heritage – D6 (named after Cape Town’s infamous Dist ...
The Foundry, Parktown North
Great spot for a super salad in Johannesburg, according to Tatler. "The signature salad here is a maxed-up version of the Caesar, piled with avo ...
The Leopard, Melville
"The Leopard is as cool as it gets, discretely tucked way under a red-and-white awning down a side street in boho Melville... with a menu using ...
The Cradle Restaurant, Nature Reserve near Johannesburg
Financial Times
The FT recommends a day-trip to the slick restaurant of The Cradle Private Nature Reserve, a short distance from Johannesburg. [How to spend it] ...
Chalkboard Cafe, Downtown / Maboneng
Wallpaper, W Magazine
Boho-hipster cafe in downtown Johannesburg, a destination which, according to W Magazine, is emerging (after its long "do-not-visit&qu ...
The Attic, Parkhurst
Our Friends
Great spot in Johannesburg's Parkhurst for a low-key, casual meal. "With its dog-and-pheasant-illustrated wallpaper, holiday lights strung along wooden ...
Il Gardino Degli Ulivi, Millpark, 44 Stanley
Financial Times
"One of the most romantic tables in South Africa," boasts the FT about Il Gardino Degli Ulivi, an outdoor restaurant in Johannesburg set in a ...
Cube Tasting Room, Parkhurst North
Financial Times
"The top table in Johannesburg,"  says the  FT in March 2012 about Cube Tasting Kitchen in Parkhurst North.   The ...
Bottega Cafe, Parkhurst
Financial Times
Trendy cafe in Jo-burg's trendy Parkhurst neighborhood. The FT describes Bottega Café as a tile-floor hangout channeling La Dolce Vita (as eviden ...
Canteen, City and Suburban
Financial Times, Wallpaper
Wallpaper raved about the decor of Canteen and the old-warehouse complex Art and Main where it is situated. ("a rare example of urban gentrificatio ...
La Cucina di Ciro, Parktown North
Financial Times
The FT writes in its Smooth Guide to Johannesburg, "In similarly trendy Parktown north is the high-ceiling and elegant domain of veteran chef Ciro ...
The Grill House, Rosebank
Our Friends
There are lots of steak houses in Johannesburg, but The Grill House is considered one of the best. ...
Wrangthai, Sandton
Our Friends
The best Thai restaurant in Johannesburg.  Apparently, the Thai ambassador to South Africa described it as the best Thai food he's eate ...
Bukhara, Sandton
Our Friends
Widely-acclaimed Indian restaurant in Johannesburg. ...
Thomas Maxwell, Parkmore
Our Friends
Hip, intimate bistro in Johannesburg with a clean, modern feel.  Try the mussels in white wine or the caviar pizza.   Good location, ...