48 hours in Johannesburg

From here you can see all of the city.

Last night over dinner we discussed those “24/36/48 hours in…” city guides that are so popular in lifestyle magazines. I pointed out that very often they contain conflicting suggestions and are usually unlikely to make a visitor very happy. So the title of this post is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but other than celebrating Chinese New Year this weekend I hardly spent any time at home, taking full advantage of what the city has to offer. This post is my 48 hours in Johannesburg but I have a feeling you might enjoy it too…

First stop on Friday night was Kitchner's bar on Juta street. It is the building on the left - very smokey but always full of fun interesting people.
At the Stevenson Gallery on Saturday morning. Also in Juta Street, Braamfontein.
Lunch at the very very busy Neighbourgoods market - 73 Juta, Braamfontein.
After lunch we grabbed coffee and a red velvet cupcake at Wolves cafe, where this awesome old man was having a beer and writing in his book.
I love Wolves - creative ambiance and great coffee.
Saw some very cool graffiti in the CBD on Saturday evening.
On Sunday, when the afternoon storm let up, we went to the rooftop of the 12 Decades hotel at Arts on Main for some sundowners.
The last stop of the weekend was Trabella restaurant where the waiter went out of his way to find me an avocado for my pizza. Perfect ending to my 48 hours.

Here are the links to all the places in the photos:

Kitchener’s Carvery

Stevenson Gallery

Neighbourgoods

Wolves cafe

12 Decades hotel

Trabella

14 thoughts on “48 hours in Johannesburg”

    1. Thank you Nama – it really was a great weekend and kept me from sitting at home and moping. I will be very honest, that photo is only cool because of the editing – it was underexposed and flat and I was going to chuck it out but then I ran my mouse over some of those lightroom presets to get a preview and turned into b&w and now I really like it too. It is quite remarkable what cropping and some contrast can do photos.

  1. YOUR WORK IS VERY VERY EXCEPTIONAL… TRULY ENJOYED YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY……YOUR STORIES ARE A TERRIFIC ADDITIVE TO BRING THE WHOLE STORY TOGETHER. WORDS ALONG WITH PHOTOS ARE BREATHTAKING WHEN PROPERLY DONE
    BE WELL N BLESSINGS

  2. I LOVE this post. Beautiful Photos supporting a wonderful idea! I would love to see posts recording 48 hrs in everyone’s home towns! Thankyou for opening up your world 🙂

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