Our most popular features of 2022

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2022 saw plenty of new guides to Joburg, updates, interviews and longer reads. These are the features which grabbed your attention and kept you reading last year. What’s most apparent is that you love our guides to the city, whether its hiking outdoors, where to eat or places for the kids, revisiting them is a great way to refresh on what to do in Joburg.
Soak in the sunset at the Northcliff Boutique Hotel.

Outdoor dining

One thing all Joburgers can be grateful for is Joburg's temperate climate and the abundance of green outdoor spaces to relish in it. There are few days when you can't eat outdoors in Joburg, and given the option, why wouldn't you choose the fresh air? Clearly you agree, as our list of places to eat outdoors in Joburg garnered the most visits with 22 000 page views. Give it a read and take advantage of the last of the summer heat.

15 Gauteng attractions for families

Keeping children entertained is a Sisyphean task and whenever the school holidays come around we can be sure to see an increase in views on all things kid-related. It came as no surprise then that our guide on where to take the family in Gauteng made the top 10. If you have kids or want to be the favourite aunt or uncle we recommend giving it a read. Who knows, you might end up having more fun than them.
Hike to the waterfall at Kings Kloof trails.

Hiking in and around Joburg

After a short drive in Joburg it becomes apparent that under its grungy exterior there are plenty of picturesque pockets of nature with a hike or walk in these the perfect escape from the city. With the rollercoaster ride that was 2022 we could all use that escape and our hiking guide kept you covered. From the roaring falls of Walter Sisulu and views of the city from Melville Koppies to short trips to Joburg's peripherary such as Kings Kloof, you'll want to make sure you've added them all to your list.

Where to eat in Rosebank

Food, food, food. There are few better ways to get a sense of a place than through its cuisine and Joburg has plenty going for it. Rosebank is no doubt one of the areas delivering the most varied and exciting options, and finding the right place to sit down can be quite a task. Enter our guide to Rosebank's restaurants and bars, which ensured you knew where to eat in Rosebank throughout 2022.
High tea at Just Teddy.

Joburg's best high teas

When Joburger's do decide to take a break from the daily hustle they make sure to spend it well. And when indulging in a high tea you want to ensure you have the lightest scones and richest cakes with the atmosphere to boot. You evidently do your research as Joburg's best high teas saw 11 000 views in 2022.

Where to eat out in Sandton

With the abundance of wealth and cash in Sandton there are plenty of dining options. Much like its architecture, this doesn't mean they're all good. You made sure you were getting the best of Sandton by using our guide on where to eat out in Sandton.
Radisson Red Rosebank's rooftop terrace.

Joburg's best viewpoints and rooftop bars

Joburg's cityscape is iconic and never fails to take our breath away. You do need to know where to go to get the best views of Joburg and we were glad to know that we helped guide some 9000 of you to its best viewpoints and rooftop bars.

Best cafés to work from in Joburg

Lockdown meant that remote work became the norm and even with the return to normal many didn't have to ditch the sweats... Then load-shedding got worse and home Wi-Fi couldn't be relied upon. A place with a generator, and coffee, was essential and in 2022 over 8000 of you used our guide to aid your search for the perfect café to work from.

Great private dining rooms in Joburg

For most of us, dinner in a private dining room isn't the norm, and when that special occasion does come about, you don't have a ready set of options to choose from. Or that would be the case if it weren't for our list of great private dining rooms in Joburg. We were a bit surprised by this one but it's clear the urge to celebrate in 2022 was strong as you sought out where you could book an exclusive table.
The Spier wine tasting room.

Where to go wine tasting in Joburg

Cape Town needs to watch out as Joburg is seeing a steady increase of wine-based experiences and places to enjoy fine wines. Never ones to miss out on a trend, Joburgers sought out where they could test their palates with complicated flavours and complex notes.

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