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Johannesburg in South Africa is the second largest city in Africa, with so much to offer with wonderful restaurants, relaxed sidewalk cafes, laughter-filled shebeens, glitzy shopping malls, tranquil parks, unique emotive museums and monuments, thrilling casinos, busy townships, stunning galleries, funky nightclubs, and more.
Maboneng Precinct is an urban renewal space that showcases the best of Joburg’s cultural life. Many galleries are free to the public and give a unique glimpse into South Africa's contemporary art scene. Every Sunday, Arts on Main hosts the Market on Main, where you can enjoy delicious food and drink, dance salsa on the rooftop and shop at the marketplace. If you’re spending no money, simply walk the area and enjoy the vibes.
The Joburg Neighbourgoods Market is a vibrant mix of the coolest of Joburg cool. For visitors wanting to hang out where South African hipsters and cool kids go, this is the place to get your street-style Instagram pics. Food, organic goods, cocktails, music and more—what else could you ask for on a Saturday morning. As per most Joburg jols, this is a rooftop city experience like nowhere else in the world.
Joburg is massive – the city itself is 1644m2 (New York City, for example, is 790m2) so there is a huge amount of space available, especially on the commutes. The city has recognised this and invests a percentage of the business development budget in public art. The results have been spectacular. Take a guided walking tour in Braamfontein and Hillbrow to see the metal trees and Angel of the North; in Newtown, the graffiti tour is a must-do, the artworks are some of the best anywhere.