• Andrew, owner of Sumting Fresh

    June Restaurant of the Month: Sumting Fresh

    I can describe Sumting Fresh in one (not so) simple word: South-African-Asian-American-fried-chicken-street-food. Sumting Fresh, on Grant Avenue in Norwood. Inside Sumting Fresh. Really though, Sumting Fresh is hard to explain. It was once…

  • Downtown Joburg from 120 End Street

    On Top of Joburg at 120 End Street

    Nothing beats watching the sunset from a Joburg rooftop. Looking down at the crazy evening traffic from the roof of 120 End Street. On Sunday evening, Mark Straw from the Joburg Photowalkers…

  • Pantsula dance group in Orange Farm

    Jaw-Dropping South African Dance in Orange Farm

    On Saturday and Sunday I participated in the 2018 #JoziWalks weekend. Sponsored by the Johannesburg Development Agency, #JoziWalks invites people/groups from all over Joburg to organize walking tours in their communities. (Read…

  • Lascaux rock art painting at Sci-Bono

    The Wonders of Rock Art: Now at Sci-Bono

    The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is a science museum in Newtown, in the middle of the Joburg CBD. The museum is housed in a cavernous, 110-year-old former electrical workshop. Somehow I’ve never blogged about…

  • Outside Toninos in Orange Grove

    May Restaurant of the Month: Tonino’s

    Tonino’s has been on my hit list forever. Tonino’s: Is it a sports pub? A blues venue? A casino? A Portuguese restaurant? A pizza take-away? Yes. All of that. I first noticed…

  • people walking in 27 Boxes park

    10 Places to Visit in Melville’s 27 Boxes

    27 Boxes is a retail center made out of shipping containers on 4th Avenue in Melville. The beautiful new children’s play area outside 27 Boxes. I recently wrote a story about 27 Boxes…

  • Marie-Lais and Lucky cycling through Diepsloot

    Cycling Tour Through Diepsloot

    Diepsloot is one of those places, like a lot of other Joburg places, where people are afraid to go. A Diepsloot street. Diepsloot, which means “deep ditch” in Afrikaans, is a huge…

  • Mandla the barista at Tarantino's

    Tarantino’s: Joburg’s Most Secret Coffeeshop

    This post, featuring Tarantino’s, is the fourth in an occasional series about my favorite new coffeeshops in Joburg.  I’ve written a couple of posts before about secret Jozi coffeeshops (see here and here).…

  • Bagels at Bagel Zone

    April Restaurant of the Month: The Bagel Zone

    A few months ago I blogged about Feigel’s Kosher Delicatessen in Glenhazel. I was excited to find Feigel’s because they sell authentic boiled bagels, which are hard to find in Johannesburg. Through…