Why we’re loving Jozi

Johannesburg view from Randlords. Image by Darling Lama Productions

Johannesburg view from Randlords. Image by Darling Lama Productions

According to the UK-based GQ magazine, Johannesburg is the “new cool capital of the southern hemisphere”. The article by Nick Carvell praised Jozi for it’s “seriously buzzing urban landscape packed with superb bars, inventive restaurants, cool hotels and one of the world’s most exciting theatre, art and music scenes”.

Commendations seem to be coming in steadily, with other well-respected media agencies like the BBC, New York Times and AFKTravel featuring…
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A food safari through Mayfair

Mayfair food safari

The chef at Burhan’s Butchery and Kebab House carves schwarma meat from the spit outside the restaurant.

Mayfair, a bustling suburb west of downtown Johannesburg, is South Africa’s culinary frontier. Immigrants – mostly from the Muslim world – have been trickling into Mayfair for decades, bringing food from Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

If your stomach has the capacity, it’s easy to spend the better part of a day eating your way through Mayfair. It won’t cost much: Mayfair’s restaurants and cafés offer extremely affordable fare….
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