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Best Design Guides | Johannesburg

If you are looking for the best design guide of Johannesburg we have everything you need to know. Here you can find a list of the best places of the culture and lifestyle of this city. You will find a compilation of the top 5 hotels, resturants, shops, art&culture palces, nightlife and events of the city of Johannesburg to appreciate and enjoy.

Top 5 Hotels:

Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa

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The Saxon is the ultimate luxurious African elegance. Accommodation at the Saxon is designed to satisfy the most discerning tastes. The architectural design has made extensive use of water features, the central point being the spectacular infinity swimming pool.

Address: 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, 2132, Johannesburg | Phone: +27 11 292 6000

InterContinental Johannesburg Airport Sun

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As the hotel is located at the Johannesburg International Airport, the decor of the Hotel is elegant and understated.An emphasis is placed on tranquillity and an opportunity to restore and revitalize the mind and body before the next meeting or onward travel.

Address: O R Tambo Airport Rd, 1627 Johannesburg | Phone: +27 11 921 6262

Hyatt Regency Johannesburg

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Hyatt Regency Johannesburg, a leading luxury Johannesburg hotel, is located in one of the cities most important social and business districts, and is the business traveller’s hotel of choice in South Africa. There’s plenty to keep you occupied while visiting us. Whether you’re an exercise enthusiast, a shopping buff, or a relaxation addict, we’ve got just the right activity for you and your family.

Address: 191 Oxford Road, Rosebank, 2196, Johannesburg | Phone: +27 11 280 1234

The Michaelangelo Hotel

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The Michelangelo Hotel guarantees visitors a five-star stay whether spending the day to attend a conference, staying overnight or merely visiting for a breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting.The Michelangelo offers a host of leisure options on offer within the hotel, but for those wanting to venture outside our doors, we offer direct access to some of the best shopping facilities in the world.

Address: Nelson Mandela Square, West Street Sandton, 2146, Johannesburg | Phone: +27 11 282 7000

InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers

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Exclusive hotel in the heart of Sandton, Johannesburgs premier residential and business district, with a direct link to the Sandton City, South Africa’s premier shopping complex. Superbly placed for business, it is also the ideal base for golf lovers.

Address: Corner 5th St. Alice Lane, Johannesburg , 2146 – South Africa | Phone: +27 11 780 5555

Top 5 Restaurants:

Cube – Tasting Kitchen

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With an European kitchen the focus of Cube is the food with two open plan kitchens that encourage interaction with the Chef’s as each course is brought to the table and explained. Every Menu is a combination of the Chef’s talents and is an evolutionary process where modern and classic cooking styles meet.

Address: Shop 5 Parknorth Heights, 17 4th Avenue, Parktown North | Phone: +27 824228158

DW Eleven – 13

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dw eleven-13 offers a unique experience through experimental cuisine and invites diners to explore the unknown as well as interesting twists on familiar dishes. It is a restaurant that delights in the creation of distinct flavours by embracing the full philosophy behind gastronomy.

Address: Dunkeld West Shopping Centre, Johannesburg | Phone: +27 (0) 11 341 0663

Licorish Bistro

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Situated on the top level of the Nicolway Shopping Centre, surrounded by earthly colours, solid wooden furniture and plush red finishes, the bistro’s menu is a unification of contempory classics and modern South African with a strong Cape Malay influence. The Licorish Bistro is is the perfect venue for entertaining business clients, a romantic dinner or a family Sunday lunch.

Address: 432 Nicolway, Bryanston, Cnr Wedgewood Link and William Nicol Drive, Bryanston | Phone: +27 11 706 0991

Thomas Maxwell

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The food is in Thomas Maxwell’s is contemporary French with a New York style ambience. And with only 65 seats is a cozy place to have an intimate dinner or a business meeting.

Address: 140, 11th Street, Parkmore, Sandton | Phone: +27 11 784 1575


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Wombles is famous for it´s fine cuisine and gourmet size steaks.

Address:17 3rd Avenue Parktown North, 2193 Johannesburg | Phone: +27 11 880 2470

Top 5 Shops:

Hilmond Weavers and Interiors

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A unique shop specializing in top quality African art, with a particular emphasis on Mohair products, top quality ebony sculptures, and African art and crafts in box frames, Hilmond Weavers and Interiors is a must for any person who is visiting the city.

Address: Shop No. U-24, Upper Level, Sandton Sun Hotel Mall | Phone: (011) 883 3554

Wizards Vintage

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The Wizards Vintage is the place to find all about vintage clothes in Johannesburg.

Address: 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark Johannesburg | Phone: +27110253056

Jenni Button Interior

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Jenni Button is a Cape Town-based designer and creator of this exclusive clothing range for woman. Her clothes are elegant, classic and sophisticated, catering for sizes between 32-38. Jenni Button stores are local and, although the designs are her own, the gorgeous variety of fabrics is imported. Through different textures and elegant designs, Jenni Button expresses South African sophistication.

Address: Shop No. 35, Lowe Level, Hyde Park Corner, Corner of Jan Smuts Avenue & William Nicol Drive, William Nicol Dr, Sandton, 2196 | Phone:  +27 21 6717661

Nicci Boutique

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Funky sophistication combining elegance with trend, this store is excitingly fresh. Imported designs and fabrics create Nicci’s sophisticated flair. Woman’s clothing, shoes, jewellery and handbags are found in this very vibrant boutique.

Address: Shop U11A, Cnr Alice Lane & Sandton Drive,
Rivonia Road & Fifth Street, Sandton | Phone: +27 (0)11 783 7661

Top 5 Art&Culture

South African National Gallery

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South Africa’s premier art museum houses outstanding collections of South African, African, British, French, Dutch and Flemish art.

Address: Government Avenue, Company’s Garden, Cape Town | Phone: +27 (0)21 481 3970

Spaza Art Gallery

Spaza Art Gallery with its selection of works from Lesotho, including recycled works, decorated iron furniture, and mosaic pieces is also an option.

Address: 19 Wilhelmina St Troyeville, 2094 | Phone: 011 614 9354

Johannesburg Art Gallery

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The art gallery is a treasure trove in the midst of a buzzing, throbbing third world city – the largest gallery on the sub-continent with a collection larger than that of the SA National Art Gellery in Cape Town.

Address: Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park, Johannesburg, 2044 | Phone: +27 11 725 3130

Graham’s Fine Art Gallery

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Address: 68 on Hobart, Block A, Corner of Hobart & Dover Road, Bryanston, South Africa | Phone: +27 11 463 7869

Gallery Momo

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This gallery represents a growing group of international and locally based contemporary artists.

Address: 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North 2193 | Phone: +27 11 327 3247

Top 5 Nightlife

Hush Bar Louge

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Lounge-style venue for the upper slice of the local jollers. Warm cozy decor with brick walls and big wooden mirrors. Witness a fusion of races. No teenie boppers. DJ’s are more chillers than thrillers.

Addres: 160 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank 2196 | Phone: +27 (0)82 458 0675


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Address: Jan Smuts Ave, Sandton, 2196 | Phone: +27 11 447 1006


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Opulent moulin rouge-like nightclub with an abundance of red velvet settees. Schools of stags, hens and cK-wanna-Be’s. DJ’s spin chart hits. Live caberet on weekends.

Address: Rivonia Rd, Johannesburg, 2191 | Phone: +27 11 234 8000


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Taboo in downtown Sandton has been an icon in the South African night time entertainment scene since it opened in 2004. It is a stunning venue where many events have been held over time.

Address: 24 Central,Cnr Fredman Drive and Gwen Lane, Sandton | Phone: +27 11 783 2200

5. The Woods

Anti-commercial hangout for young bohemians and their cling-on’s. A smoky bar-cum-club with an urban format. DJ’s boost the scene with electro trash, rock and reggaeton.

Addres: 66 Carr Street, Newtown 2001 | Phone: +27 11 838 7883

Top 5 Agenda


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This conference will introduce cutting edge RBA concepts that are helping children, families and communities create measurable improvements across the globe.

Address: Johannesburg | Date: October 8th, 2014


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WineX is a premier wine event in South Africa drawing thousands of wine enthusiasts from around the country each year. The wine festival allows visitors to meet local and international wine-makers.

Address: Sandton Convention Centre | Date: 29-31 October 2014

Photo and Film Expo

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The Photo and Film exhibition is aiming to bring the best of the country’s photographers, filmmakers, and advertising agents together. The exhibition will also showcase a wide selection of products at prices well below normal prices.

Address: The Coca-Cola dome | Date: 30 October – 02 November 2014

Pick’n Pay Taste of Johannesburg

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12 of Johannesburg’s top restaurants will be showcasing special menus including their signature dishes. Enjoy seasonal and premium ingredients in an unbeatable alfresco gourmet setting.

Address: Montecasino, Johannesburg | Date: 25 – 28 September 2014

Joannesburg Art Fair

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The Joburg Art Fair is a small, boutique Fair committed to showcasing the best galleries interested in this region.

Address: Sandton Convention Centre | Date: 22 – 24 August 2014














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