Encounters Festival 2024: Where to See the Best Documentaries in Johannesburg

From 20 to 30 June | The 2024 edition brings yet another captivating lineup of documentaries from Africa and the rest of the world

Editor’s Picks: 9 Documentaries to See at Encounters Festival 2024

20 – 30 June | Dive into the best new documentaries from around the world with these top picks at the Encounters Festival 2024

The Best June 2024 Events in Johannesburg and Surrounds

June 2024 | Whether you are the type to party in the winter cold or enjoy a more intimate indoor shows, there’s something for everyone in our monthly roundup

Must-Try Restaurants at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton

Expect the very best of premium steaks, fresh seafood, fine dining and everything in between at this stylish retail central

Brooklyn’s Antique Fair: Uncover Vintage Pieces and Fine Art at This Monthly Market in Pretoria

1 June | Browse and shop acurated line of pre-loved fashion, jewellery, decor and other unique finds at this indoor market

Shop Precious Pre-Loved Goods From This Monthly Antique Fair at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton

2 June | Shop one-of-a-kind decor and luxury fashion brands from over 70 serious collectors at this monthly market in Sandton

Sip and Taste the Best Artisanal Brews at the Capital Craft Beer Festival in Pretoria

15 June | Taste a lineup of the best South African craft beers, street food and top local bands at this one-day festival in Pretoria

Where to Try Sip and Paint in Johannesburg

Guided by passionate artists, these casual and beginner-friendly sessions are perfect for a date, friends or family outings

What’s Open on Election Day in Johannesburg + Freebies for Voters

29 May | We list all the special offers and free deals for voters, and some of the venues that are open for trade

Things to Do This Weekend in Johannesburg

31 May to 2 Jun | This weekend has everything from live music to art exhibitions, dining experiences, wine tasting, and much more.

Things To Do This Weekend in Johannesburg

14 to 16 June | Expect creative markets, live music, food and drink experiences, opportunities to get active, theatrical and dance performances and more

Catch Myles Smith, Mi Casa & Jeremy Loops for Parklive in Johannesburg

24 August | The headline acts of this one-day outdoor celebration features Jeremy Loops, Myles Smith (UK), Mi Casa, Prime Circle, Craig Lucas, Veranda Panda, Droomsindroom & Pixie Whip

Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway

You can look forward to unrivalled views of the ruggedly beautiful Sterkstroom River gorge and Waterberg surroundings

Kraal Restaurant at Thaba Eco Hotel

The ideal spot not just for its Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve location but also it’s family-friendly menu and rooftop cocktail bar

The Best Live Music in Johannesburg This May 2024

We break down some of the most bangin’ live music gigs, new album launches, and rare visiting acts in the city and surrounds

Things to do This Weekend in Johannesburg

7 to 9 Jun 2024 | Pick from a variety of activities, from wonderful wine tasting events to unique crafting opportunities.

The May Events in Johannesburg You Cannot Afford to Miss

May 2024 | As the days grow shorter, and the nights grow longer, the opportunities for entertainment this month remain endless

Sisters Shop-Up: A Must-Visit Lifestyle Market Running in Woodmead This June 2024

7 & 8 June | Shop at this upmarket pop-up event showcasing handcrafted fashion, accessories, homeware and much more in a chilled atmosphere

Things To Do This Weekend in Johannesburg and Pretoria

24 to 26 May | There is something for everyone, and every mood, this weekend in Joburg and Pretoria

Gelato Mania Rosebank: Scoops of Flavour at This New Family-Run Ice Cream Spot in Johannesburg

This unique ice cream parlour and gelateria in Johannesburg specialises in traditional home-made Italian style ice cream in elegant surrounds

Kids Activities in Johannesburg and Beyond

We’re bringing Joburg closer with a collection of child-friendly activities, from businesses to experiences, for families of all ages.

25+ Things to Do Under R150 in Johannesburg

You can plan a night out, do a day trip, and much more with little more than the change in your pocket

Retreat to The Berghouse and Cottages for an Idyllic Getaway in the Drakensberg Mountains

Endless mountain and valley views, rock pools, and rustic accommodation all blends together seamlessly for this stunning mountain stay

April 2024 Events in Johannesburg: Best Things to Do This Month

April 2024 | From theme parks to live music, dining and drinking experiences, sports lineups and more, there is no shortage of fun to be had as we usher in the Autumn season.

The Best Places for Fruit Picking in Johannesburg and Surrounds

A guide of the best farms to go for your own pick of the freshest fruit varieties, all grown organically in family-friendly settings

Things to Do This Weekend in Joburg and Pretoria

10 to 12 May 2024 | Dive into this week’s selection of incredible things to do this weekend in Joburg and Pretoria

Things To Do This Weekend in Johannesburg & Pretoria

26 to 28 April | A round-up of the best events, fun activities and memorable experiences to try this weekend

Things To Do This Weekend in Johannesburg & Pretoria – 19 to 21 April 2024

19- 21 April | Joburg & Pretoria’s top events things to do this weekend (19 – 21 April)

Things To Do This Weekend in Johannesburg and Pretoria

3 – 5 May | The best events, activities and experiences to try this weekend in Johannesburg

Geek Culture in Joburg: Where to Get Your Geek On

Are you a Dungeons & Dragons player, a comic collector, or a Pokémon fan? Then you need to check out these cool Geek Culture spaces.

Great Animation Courses on Offer in Johannesburg in 2024

If your passion lies in 2D or 3D animation or the world of digital arts, these courses are for you.

All the Biggest Upcoming Concerts in Joburg & Pretoria: Diarise Now!

Some of the biggest names in pop, R&B and rock are already confirmed for tours to the City of Gold in 2024

Things To Do This Weekend in Johannesburg and Pretoria (5 – 7 April)

Set your sights on our guide to Joburg’s best activities, hangout spots and events to make the most of your weekends

Things To Do This Weekend in Joburg & Pretoria (12 to 14 April 2024)

12- 14 April | Joburg & Pretoria’s top events things to do this weekend (12 – 14 April)

Laugh Africa Comedy Festival in Johannesburg: Mzansi’s Best Comedians in One Space

From 5 to 7 April | Catch the world’s top stand-up comedians and celebrities at this massive festival coming to Sandton

Things To Do This Weekend in Joburg & Pretoria (12-14 April 2024)

12- 14 April | Joburg & Pretoria’s top events things to do this weekend (12 – 14 April)

Great Joburg Events in March 2024: Don’t Miss Out!

March 2024 | From theme parks, to live music and comedy specials, to theatre productions, there are Joburg events this March for everyone!

Fabulous Places to Book Now for a Treat Easter Lunch in Johannesburg

Whether on your own or with family, Easter lunch is a time to indulge. Check out this line up of opportunities to suit all ages and all palates.

10+ Great Activities for the Kids’ Easter Holidays in Johannesburg

Mar 2024 | This Easter in Joburg brings ample opportunity for family fun.

A Dazzling Valentine’s Day Dinner at Vivari Hotel and Spa

Embrace the true language of love with an intimate dinner at Vivari Hotel and Spa in Featherbrooke Estate, Krugersdorp. The hotel’s signature eatery is serving a four-course feast served with a bottle of red or white wine. Plus your special lady or guest for the evening is greeted with a red or pink rose forMore

The Best Plant Shops and Nurseries in Johannesburg

These interesting nurseries and cafes can set you up with everything from hardy house plants to native shrubs and top-notch gardening accessories

Rosebank Mall Street Feast 2024: Food Trucks, Live Music & Family Fun

2 March | This concept food truck market brings some fresh flavours and 90s feels with live music and kids activities

Mamasamba’s Carnaval: A Celebration of Epic Latin American Food, Tropical Cocktails & Electric Live Acts

16 – 29 Feb | Enjoy ‘Carnaval’ at Mamasamba Restaurant this February with Mi Casa, Lemon & Herb and El Cantante.

Joburg Film Festival 2024: What to See and Do

27 February to 3 March | The annual film showcase welcomes all to enjoy screenings of a stacked selection of films from storytellers from the African diaspora

Afrobeats Sensation Ayra Starr is in Concert in Johannesburg This February 2024

17 February 2024 | The ‘Bloody Samaritan’ singer is heading to Joburg for a special tour with some of the leading local DJs and vocalists supporting the show

Book These Romantic Experiences at Indaba Hotel This Valentine’s Day 2024

14 February 2024 | From an outdoor movie night to a singles Sip & Paint event, there’s something for everyone this year at the popular Fourways hotel

Michael Jackson HIStory Tribute Show: All the Top Hits, Epic Looks and Dance Moves for in This Live Showcase

From 18 January to 4 February 2024 | See this spectacular top-notch tribute and full-scale stage production to the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson

Beautiful Wedding Opens in South Africa: More Romantic Chaos & a Cute Love Story For This New Sequel

From 26 January 2024 | Fans of Abby and Travis are in for another epic rom-com adventure and more hilarious banter ahead of Valentine’s month in Johannesburg

Venture Workspace: All You Need to Know About This New and Flexible Coworking Space in Johannesburg

Sweeping landscape views, super fast WiFi, and sophisticated offices and at this centrally located shared workspace in Fourways that’s load shedding-free

Wellness retreat in Johannesburg: Start Fresh With This 1-day Sound Journey at Farmhouse58

27 January 2024 | A transformative day retreat designed to help you reconnect with yourself and start the year strong with the power of sound healing

Animal Activities and Petting Farms in Johannesburg and Beyond

Take the kids out and let them make some furry friends, discover some fascinating new places, and connect with nature at these top animal parks

Weekend Markets in Johannesburg and Surrounds

Explore the vibrant weekend markets in Johannesburg and discover artisan treasures, gourmet delights, and live entertainment

Deacon Blue is Coming to Johannesburg For Their First-Ever South African Tour in February 2024

24 February 2024 | Breakout Events is hosting the group for a one-night-only show in Emmarentia, Johannesburg early next year

The Terrace at Ground the Venue in Muldersdrift

This new restaurant makes a statement with its distinctive style and ambience that comes surrounded by sweeping nature scenery in theMuldersdrift surrounds

5 Essential Ways To Make Sure You Sleep Better Over the Holiday Break

We partnered with Dial-a-Bed to share a guide with essential tips on how to manage your sleep over the holiday season

The Best Places to See Animals in Hartbeespoort

Parks and sanctuaries that are helping wildlife animals and allowing people to learn, rather than yearn to have these animals as pets

Curated Lounge

Johannesburg’s first and only cocktail bar is dedicated to the world of whisky, and tucked away in Bedfordview

Shop the Best Beds at Up to 30% off With Dial-a-Bed’s Summer Sleep Sale

Running until 27 January 2024 | Score up to 30% discount off top-of-the-range beds and mattresses — and that’s just the start

Beautiful Botanical Gardens and Parks in Johannesburg

A range of beautiful botanical gardens and parks in Johannesburg if you’re looking to escape the buzzy nightlife

Nineteen69 Pub and Bistro

The signature at this buzzy bistro is the classic car memorabilia while pouring beers on tap alongside easy pub-inspired plates

New Year’s Eve Dinners in Johannesburg to Celebrate 2024

Book your spot, don your fancy clothes and prepare yourself for the best dining events in the city and surrounds

Hyatt House Johannesburg: Festive Dining in Sandton and Rosebank

25 & 31 December 2023 | Try these inner-city spots for wholesome Christmas lunch in Johannesburg with all the trimmings or a New Year’s Eve dinner party that runs into the early hours

The Best Christmas Lunches in Johannesburg and Surrounds 2023

Bring along the whole family for a special treat and tuck into a range of food offerings with great entertainment lined up for adults and kids

Santa Land 2023: Fun Things to Do This Christmas at Fourways Mall

From 1 to 22 December 2023 | This year’s edition is better than ever with a wide range of immersive experiences and activities that are guaranteed to delight all members of the family

Circus Galassia: All You Need to Know About This Brand New Circus in Johannesburg

From 15 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 | A brand-new series of 2-hour matinee and evening circus shows staged in a traditional tented setting

Little Addis Cafe

Time-honed, traditional recipes and quirky yet calming interiors make Little Addis Cafe a standout in the cool part of Braamfontein Werf

Fab Experiences to Do This Festive Season at Nelson Mandela Square

Sandton’s upmarket shopping destination is celebrating the festive season with decadent dining, a gorgeous new Christmas tree and loads more

Momo’s Magical Adventure: Sandton City’s Family Show This Christmas in Johannesburg

From 8 December to 7 January 2024 | Sandton City is keeping the kids and grown-ups busy with family-friendly theatre shows running over the entire festive break

Modena Italian Eatery

For this Italian restaurant, Chef and Owner, Vassilios Holiasmenos brings his passion for food though a modern take on authentic Italian cuisine

The Best New Year’s Eve Events in Johannesburg to Ring in 2024 + New Year’s Day!

Take your pick from the likes of multi-day outdoor festivals, queer-friendly parties, and other exciting New Year’s Eve events to usher in 2024

Best Markets in Pretoria and Surrounds

Browse and shop a bounty of clothing, accessories, and pre-loved threads alongside vibey food and drink stalls

TANG Sandton: Pan-Asian Restaurant in Johannesburg

This Asian restaurant takes diners on a culinary journey across Asia while bringing the very best of design, dining and service into a menu of refined Pan-Asian dining

Mzansi Ballet’s The Queen Show

From 13 December 2023 to 14 January 2024 | Join in for a rhapsody of nostalgia with this timeless ballet tribute to the legendary rock band

Summer Musical and Theatre Shows In Johannesburg

Immerse yourself in the world of theatre with these holiday theatre shows in Johannesburg that are set to light up the festive season. There are tall tales, magical ensembles and musicals, and timeless classics that include some of the best local and international talent to take centre stage. It’s all about the festivity and calibreMore

Explore the Majakaneng Heritage Hiking Trails in North West

Most of this hiking trail in the Magaliesburg Biosphere descends through a wooded kloof of magical forest trees alongside a mountain spring and stream.

Grandiflora Christmas Boutique is Your One-Stop-Shop for Christmas Decorations in Johannesburg

From the moment you enter the store, you’re greeted with an abundance of unique displays and a treasure trove of inspiration for Christmas

Livy’s: Sip, Savour and Socialise at This New Restaurant in Johannesburg

This all-day bistro and bar bring a fresh twist to ‘social club’ with pop art cocktails and a menu that screams fun

Where to See Christmas Lights in Johannesburg 2023

Nothing says festive season quite like a gander of twinkly festive displays and extravagant Christmas lights and trees

Festive Things to Do at Northgate Shopping Centre in December 2023

From 14 to 24 December 2023 | Delight in a whirlwind of engaging kids’ activities such as enchanting stocking decor and heartwarming Christmas book readings

The Food, Arts, and Crafts Lifestyle Market is Bringing Exciting Small-Scale Makers to Melrose

On 2 & 3 December 2023 | The Christmas market is a platform for showcasing local goods while driving inclusive entrepreneurship, building communities and nurturing dreams

Head to Nicholas & Co at Hyde Park Corner for Charming Christmas Decorations in Johannesburg

Open until 24 December 2023 | The concept store showcases a curated collection of Christmas décor, bakeware, signature scents, and unique festive collectables

Now in Cinemas: Joika is a Story About Pioneering Ambition and the Elite World of Russian Ballet

Joika is based on the true story of Joy Womack, one of the very few American ballet talent to ever enter the elite, and punishing, world of the Moscow Bolshoi Academy

Hyde Park Corner is Opening a New, Monthly Rooftop Drive-In Cinema in Johannesburg

Selected weekends | Watch some of the most popular and family-friendly Christmas movies on the big screen under the stars and create new memories on selected weekends each month

Black Friday 2023 in Johannesburg: Get Ready for the Best Offers to Shop at Sandton City

24 November 2023 | Shop a collection of the best deals at both Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square just in time for Christmas gifting and summer holiday shopping

rAge Expo 2023: This Epic Gaming, Tech and Cosplay Fest Returns to Joburg in December 2023

From 8 to 10 December 2023 | This year, you can look forward to a packed schedule of everything from gaming sessions, cosplay championships, esports, special deals on must-have gadgets 

‘A Marry Little Christmas’ is Set to Liven up this Festive Season with Comedy Theatre in Johannesburg

Running from 29 November to 24 December 2023 | See this witty comedic story of love, family and festive traditions that features some of South Africa’s top stage and tv talent

Festive Things To Do in Johannesburg This Year

There’s so much on offer, from theatre shows, musical performances, and a massive range of entertainment aimed at the entire family

Essential Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in Johannesburg 2023

Joburg has a number of festive-themed markets, giving you ample opportunity to grab gifts that will make your loved ones smile

14 Mouthwatering Ice Cream Parlours in Johannesburg

Indulge in the creamiest, artisanal ice cream and indulgent desserts at these top-notch parlours in the city and surrounds

Shop for Plants and Garden Goods at Herb Land Nursery in Midrand

​​On the outskirts of Midrand lies Herb Land, an expansive leafy wonderland where you can find just about everything you could want for your garden and more

Shop MaXhosa Africa’s Afrofuturist A.S.T.O Collection for Spring/Summer 2023.24

Iconic South African fashion label MaXhosa Africa hones in space travel and moody hues to showcase Laduma Ngxokolo’s futuristic collection for summer

Joburg Fashion Week 2023: Live Runway Shows, Local Creativity and Intimate Events in Johannesburg

From 8 to 12 November 2023 | Get exclusive access to this African fashion showcase running at multiple venues across Johannesburg

Joburg’s Acid Food & Wine Bar Is Named South Africa’s Finest Taste Trailblazers by Laphroaig

The results are in for Laphroaig’s Taste Trailblazers after a multi-month journey of pop-up food and drink pairing experiences at some of the bestrestaurants in South Africa

Make Your Own Gourmet Cocktails at Home with Luckybird Cocktail Mixers

Luckybird cocktail mixers takes the effort out of crafting a great selection of classic cocktails in the comfort of your own home

Dine on a Decadent High Tea in Sandton and Rosebank with Hyatt House Johannesburg

18 November 2023 | Gourmet sandwiches, fudge-flavoured scones with jam and cream and tiered plates of confectionery for this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed afternoon tea

Swingle Bells: Jonathan Roxmouth and Johannesburg Big Band’s Jazzy Christmas Concerts Ring in the Festive Mood

From 15 to 24 December 2023 | Stage veteran Jonathan Roxmouth and Johannesburg Big Band is spreading the festive cheer this Christmas in Johannesburg with a limited run of live concerts running at Montecasino

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Symphony Season Concerts, Every Thursday Evening

From 26 October to 16 November 2023 | ‘We are encouraged and excited to continue to bring another season of beautiful music,’ says JPO artistic director Bongani Tembe

Siwela Wines Private Boat Cruises in Hartbeespoort

This sightseeing experience ties together stunning views of the Hartbeespoort Dam Bridge, picture-perfect land views of the small village, and everything in between

Gallery 2 Art Exhibitions in Johannesburg: Road Trip by John Kramer

Running until 7 November 2023 | The artist offers a rich and nostalgic journey through quiet spatial moments in South Africa’s small towns

Hyatt House Johannesburg Bok Town 2023: Watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 in Sandton and Rosebank

Until 28 October 2023 | With rugby game season in full swing, you’ll likely be in the market for one of the best spots to watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 in Johannesburg

Gather the Family and Friends for CANSA Pink Run 2023 at Rosebank Mall

28 October 2023 | Bring awareness to breast cancer with this fun, family-friendly running event happening next Saturday in Johannesburg

Interesting Workshops and Rare Plants at the The Houghton Bonsai and Succulent Show this November

From 10 to 12 November 2023 | Pop in to browse and buy at this annual exhibition and plant market that showcases the best of bonsai, succulents, orchids and other rare plants

Bombay Sapphire SAW THIS MADE THIS Gin Route: Try These 5 Fabulous Bars in Johannesburg

From 19 to 21 October 2023 | Celebrate International G&T Day with a weekend of creativity, exclusive cocktails, and a chance to win some great prizes

Standard Bank WineX 2023: A Fine Wine Tasting in Johannesburg That Features Over 180 Exhibitors

From 25 to 27 October 2023 | Taste wines, champagnes, Cap Classiques, ports and pot-still brandies from the who’s who of the South African wine scene

Cat Person is a Wild Psychological Thriller That Navigates Modern Dating and Gender Dynamics

Running from 20 October 2023 | Susanna Fogel directs this viral psychological thriller about an unlikely relationship between a 20-year-old girl and 30 something man

Cin Cin Cocktail Bar

Retreat to Cin Cin where chilled evenings, well-crafted drinks, and regular DJ nights take the shine at this stylish cocktail bar in Johannesburg

A Blooming Affair 2023: Roedean School Returns With Their 12th Annual Garden and Craft Market in Johannesburg

7 October 2023 | Explore stunning floral exhibits, artisanal crafts, and delicious food set in Roedean School’s natural beauty and gardens

Head Out to HalaalGoods Market in Johannesburg for a World of Streetfood, Comedy Shows and Easy Vibes

30 September & 1 October 2023 | Eat your way through a vibrant blend of world flavours and enjoy family-friendly fun at this popular market

Kim Sacks Gallery Celebrates African Craft with the ‘Woven’ Art Exhibition in Johannesburg

Running until 7 October 2023 | This art exhibition in Parkwood spotlight the beauty, skill, and impressive textiles behind everyday objects

See Heike Taschner Jeske’s Soft and Celestial ‘Gracefully Embraced’ Rose Sculpture at SculptX 2023

Running until 27 October 2023 | The artist explains what inspired this eye-catching and delicate work currently on show at The Melrose Gallery’s annual sculpture art fair

In Cinemas Now: Past Lives is a Modern, Minimalist Romance That Skips the Melodrama for a Story with Substance

From 22 September 2023 | Director Celine Song’s debut feature film explores the complex bonds of childhood friends Nora and Hae Sung, as they reunite after two decades

Here Are the Top Bars in Johannesburg Where You Can Try Negroni Week 2023

From 18 to 24 September 2023 | Celebrate the iconic Negroni cocktail with special menus at top bars like Sin Tax, A Street Bar Named Desire, Mix Cocktail Bar, Smoking Kills, and the glamorous Zioux

Explore Authentic Aboriginal Art From Central Australia With this Art Sale in Roodepoort

From 3 to 5 November 2023 | Discover ethically sourced, authentic Central Australian Aboriginal art while supporting artists and their communities

Octo Bar at The Leonardo

Sip on refreshing cocktails and cold beer while enjoying skyline views, a 25-meter pool, and woodfired pizza

What’s on This Weekend in Johannesburg

15 to 17 September 2023 | A curated roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events in Johannesburg and surrounds that can’t be missed

Nostalgic Song and Stories in ‘The Marvelous Wondrettes’, Showing in Sandton

5 to 9 September 2023 | Relive the ’50s and ’60s with over thirty classic hits for this theatrical trip down memory lane with the enchanting story of Cindy Lou, Missy, Suzy, and Betty Jean

Fashion, Fine Art and Fast Cars for Melrose Arch’s All-White Spring Weekend Events in Johannesburg

From 1 to 3 September 2023 | Ring in Spring Day 2023 with a captivating blend of luxury fashion, art, live music, and luxury cars that underscores what Joburg living is all about

Denzel Washington Returns to Johannesburg Cinemas With the Action-Packed Equalizer 3: The Final Chapter

From 1 September 2023 | Experience all the thrill as Robert McCall takes on the Mafia on a journey of justice for this final instalment of this popular action franchise

TANG Sandton is Planning a Glam Women’s Day Brunch with Fashion and Fine Food

9 August | A stylish runway show with fashion looks from Kat van Duinen, decadent Kaiseki tasting menu, and bubbles from Moët & Chandon to ring in Women’s Day

Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra Brings Together Global Talent For Their Early Sping Season This August

From 17 to 31 August | ‘We are encouraged and excited to continue to bring another season of beautiful music,’ says JPO artistic director Bongani Tembe

Zip Zap Circus is Coming to Johannesburg for a Special Acrobatic Showcase of MOYA in September

31 August to 10 September | Expect high-flying acts, comedy, dance and new original music from South Africa’s leading circus company touching down in Johannesburg

Old Ducky French Café

Go on a culinary tour of authentic French dining at this relaxed bistro-style restaurant in Johannesburg

Café del Sol

The eatery is popular for wholesome Italian cuisine for pan to plate, and their casual, and a family-friendly atmosphere

Coming Soon: Best Movies to Showing in Johannesburg Cinemas This August 2023

August 2023 | From the anticipated Barbie live action to a Vincent van Gogh tribute, here’s the top movies to see in South African cinemas this month

In Conversation with Cape Town Opera’s Magdalene Minnaar, Director of TOSCA

The director of TOSCA gives us creative insight behing the beautifully crafted opera production running at Joburg Theatre until 30 July.

On at Joburg Theatre: Drama, Intrigue, and Grandeur with Cape Town Opera’s Staging of TOSCA

From 21 to 30 July | Puccini’s epic masterpiece of love and sacrifice is brought to life with a feast of singing and set design to move the heart

The Much-Anticipated Barbie Movie Releases This July in South Africa

From 21 July | The iconic doll gets their first live-action film treatment with a pink wonderland, pop culture icons, and impressive set and costume design

Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra Performs a Special Women’s Month Concert in Johannesburg

10 August | This national tour is headlined by world-acclaimed female conductor Marin Alsop and soprano Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha

Ribs and Burgers: Bite Into Juicy Wagyu Beef Burgers in Johannesburg

The premium, marbled meat cut gets a casual burger do-over with gourmet toppings, plus the restaurant is running a lunch special that’s easy on the budget

Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge 2023: Vote for the Best Pizza in Johannesburg

Until 30 September | Vote and support for your favourite pizzeria in the Cape and win massive prizes in the process

Wine on Route 2023: Explore Handcrafted Cheese and Wine at Van Gaalen’s Social Hike

5 & 6 August | Explore some of the best local wines paired with handcrafted cheese on this vibey social hiking challenge for the entire family at Wine on Route

What’s on This Weekend in Johannesburg

7 to 9 July | A curated roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and surrounds that can’t be missed

Joy Ride: A Funny, Raunchy and Female-led Journey Across Continents You Must See this July

From 7 July | Four best friends journey into China in this cheeky, unapologetic comedy film about about friendship, sex, and finding your roots

MADE in Wonder: Hyde Park Corner’s New Interactive Winter Wonderland for Both Kids and Grownups

Until 16 July | A daily schedule of fun workshops and scavenger hunts hosted at their interactive Alice in Wonderland-themed installation set up in the Centre Court

Coming Soon: Best Movies to Watch in Johannesburg Cinemas This July 2023

July 2023 | From the anticipated Barbie live action to a Vincent van Gogh tribute, here’s the top movies to see in South African cinemas this July

What’s on This Weekend in Johannesburg + Pretoria & Surrounds – 30 June 2023

30 June to 2 July | A curated roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and surrounds that can’t be missed

Otherscapes at JCAF, an Immersive Art Exhibition That Mirrors Modern-Day South Africa

Until 4 November | See this South African-focused programme headlined by local artists running at this top art museum in Forest Town

Café Picobella Trattoria: Authentic Tastes and Easy Dining at This Italian Restaurant in Melville

Go for casual, Italian-inspired lunches and charmingly romantic dinners at this spot that lures in passers-by with an energetic atmosphere

What’s on This Weekend in Johannesburg – 23 to 25 June 2023

22 to 25 June | A curated roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and surrounds that can’t be missed

Encounters Festival Returns for Their 25th Annual Screening of Bold Documentaries and Art Films

From 22 June to 2 July | Africa’s top documentary film festival is taking over Johannesburg with thrilling new releases, impressive nature scenery, and informative panel discussions

Sneak Peek: 10 Documentary Films You Must Watch at This Year’s Encounters Festival in Johannesburg

From 22 June to 2 July | Our top picks from an intimate snapshot into the life of Angela Merkel to the impact of a game-changing economic relief programme in Kenya, and the powerful effect of fashion on the environment

What’s on This Weekend in Johannesburg + Pretoria & Surrounds – 8 June 2023

8 to 11 June | A curated roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and surrounds that can’t be missed

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, a Bold Return to Visually-Rich Animation Filmmaking

Until 22 June | Why you must see this new enchanting film with a charming storyline and kaleidoscope of intricate pictures and pexels

The Westcliff Hotel Just Opened PreView Winter Bar, a New Cosy Spot for the Cold Weather

Indulge in decadent hot drinks, small sharing plates and a warm atmosphere while taking in stunning skyline views

What’s on This Weekend in Johannesburg + Pretoria & Surrounds – 26 May 2023

A curated roundup of the best experiences, outings, and events in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and surrounds that can’t be missed

5 Great Reasons To Visit The Specialty Coffee Expo Running at Fourways Mall This May

26 to 28 May | On the cards are leading premium coffee labels, and tasting sessions, cupping demos and classes, and a vibey championship!

Glenshiel Fair

Running from 16 to 20 October | The festive season calendar usually starts with Glenshiel Fair, one of the most popular Christmas markets in Johannesburg

Hobby-X 2023: Interesting Workshops Where Young & Old Can Learn A New Skill

4 to 7 May | Explore a world of creative classes aimed at both adults and kids at South Africa’s largest public expo of all things art, crafts, and self-improvement

Explore New Crafting Activities for Kids and Adults at This Year’s Hobby-X Showcase

4 to 7 May | An exciting new lineup of demonstrations, workshops, competitions, and other experiences for craft enthusiasts are in store

The Trov: 9 Interesting African Artefacts for a Unique Touch to Your Home Interiors

Learn all about these nine African artefacts from The Trov and how to incorporate them into your personal interior style at home

Australian Folk Singer Ziggy Alberts Is Back in Johannesburg for One Show Only

12 April | The singer-songwriter is promising an unforgettable night of music & fun supported by Indie-Folk artist Sean Koch

Date Ideas In Pretoria

Helping you create the perfect date in Pretoria.

Year-End Team Building In Johannesburg

Building your team with team buildings

Date Ideas in Johannesburg

Fall in love with or in the city

Unique Activities and Experiences Magaliesberg

Explore Joburg’s countryside

The Best Arts and Crafts Activities in Johannesburg

Delve deep into these detailed craft sessions, learn something new, and awaken your creative juices

Great Johannesburg Date Ideas Under R200pp

A list of unique date ideas that won’t break the bank

Festive Markets In And Around Joburg

You guide to festive markets in and around Joburg this festive season.

The Essential Guide to Smart Moving

Key tips and advice that help you cover all your bases

A Fab Day out in Fourways

Learn to make your own gin, enjoy fun activities or eat traditional African cusine.

Transform Your Home with these Decor Ideas

Fresh decor ideas for your home

Ideas For A Magical Date Night At Home

Great ideas for an at-home date night.

Boredom Busting Subscription Boxes Delivered to Your Door

Open up a world of entertainment.

Online Classes and Courses

Kickstart your career or learn something new.

Best Team Building Activities in Joburg

Motivate your team or just have a fun day out together.

Live Music Venues in and around Gauteng

Places bursting with life and sound.

A Day in Melville

Things to do in this bohemian suburb.

Adventure Activities for the Joburg Thrill-Seeker

Activities to get your blood pumping.

Fun and Unique Date Ideas in Joburg

Find something new to do with that special someone.

Best Boutique Homeware Stores in Gauteng

Create a fashionable and unique home space.

Winter Entertainment Experiences in Gauteng

Entertainment suggestions for the cold season.

Winter Music Experiences in Joburg

Get your live music fix this winter.

Retreat and Rejuvenate this Winter

Restore, rest and rejuvenate this winter.

Pamper Your Pet With These Unique Concepts

Show your furry kids just how much they’re loved.

Arts & Craft Courses in Joburg & Pretoria

Looking for a new hobby, new friends, or a new career?

Fun Dance Studios in Pretoria

Getting fit doesn’t need to be a chore, or a bore.

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The nifty new way to navigate to any precise location.