23 August 2012 by Ems Tsotetsi

A view from the top

Ditch your boots and trench coat and gear up for summer at these exclusive venues.

The city of Johannesburg came into being in 1886 when the Witwatersrand Gold Rush took place. And what was once an industrial area has now become a bustling metropolitan city. Who knew that so many years after the gold rush people from all over the world would still be flocking here to explore what the city has to offer.

Johannesburg has gained quite a few nicknames over the years (Egoli, Jo’burg and Jozi, to mention just a few).

The city offers a wide variety of exquisite venues and hang-out spots that keep its visitors and residents entertained. It's always great to explore emerging restaurants and interesting places, grabbing sundowners, relaxing and enjoying the views with friends.

A great way to start those summer events is at Urban Tree. It’s a roof garden overlooking the suburbs and skyline of Sandton. Enjoy the great urban views while sipping cocktails and watching the sunset. The venue is perfect for private functions, and corporate events and launches.

 

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The exceptional Westcliff hotel is surrounded by lush vegetation. Its La Belle Terrasse has gained in popularity and is fast becoming a “go to” restaurant. Set on a cliff in a garden estate, it offers great views during the day and glittering glamour by night. Enjoy the scrumptious cuisine and delicious selection of wines.

 

Image courtesy of Westcliff hotel

 

Situated in Braamfontein is Randlords, an exclusive rooftop bar and lounge venue, located on the 22nd floor of the South Point Towers. This venue offers breathtaking 360-degree views of Johannesburg. Menu and cocktails options are tailored for each unique event.

 

Image courtesy of South Point Hospitality

 

The glamorous Skyline Gardens is a stunning rooftop venue, with views of the city centre and the Nelson Mandela Bridge.  The venue offers  a cocktail bar and 'lounge pods in the sky'.

 

Image courtesy of South Point Hospitality

 

The San Deck gives guests stunning views of Sandton, and is great place to enjoy the city's sunsets. Various cocktails and delicious platters are served.

 

Image courtesy of Tsogo Sun

 

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