This black-owned business is an ode to fusion cuisine, offering a local twist on traditional sushi. Who knew African flavors and the delicate notes of Japanese food could marry? If you have an adventurous palate, then this one is for you.
The Blackanese, 20 Kruger St., City and Suburban, Johannesburg 2094
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Time Anchor Distillery
Craft gins are all the rage right now in Johannesburg. Fancy yourself a bit of a gin expert? Then you’re in luck. On weekends, you can have your pick of some of the most popular locally produced gins in town. This would also make a great gift to bring back home — a boozy taste of South Africa.
Aerial Empire, 7 Sivewright Ave., New Doornfontein, Johannesburg 2094
Sundays are for salsa in the Johannesburg city center. Let the sounds of Afro-Cuban music transport you to faraway lands. The patrons at this dance club include locals and expats from all over the world; it’s a beautiful mix of young and old. You may even come across an impromptu dance lesson.
Rooftop Salsa, 28 Auret St., Jeppestown, Johannesburg 2043
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The Living Room
What could be better than sunsets with a view? At the Living Room, you can enjoy tapas and cocktails while watching the sun turn the Johannesburg skyline a bold crimson orange. There’s something about the sunsets here.
Main Change Building, 5th Floor, 20 Kruger St., City and Suburban, Johannesburg 2094
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Evening bike ride
Want an unparalleled view of this bustling city? Grab a bike and discover the nooks and crannies of one of South Africa’s most populous places. Every Thursday night, you can join a group of cyclists who whiz through the streets in search of the next treasure. The bikers meet outside a bike store at 6:30 p.m. and set off at 7 p.m. for a cycle through the city. If night rides aren’t your speed, a weekend-morning cycle tour of the city’s markets is another option to consider.
299 Fox St., Jeppestown, Johannesburg 2043
It’s been dubbed one of the largest secondhand bookstores in Africa. Whether you collect African literature or love the feel of a map in your hands, this place is a treasure chest just waiting to be cracked open. It also has antiques and good old-fashioned vinyl records.
CTP House, 244 Commissioner St., City and Suburban, Johannesburg 2001