with its Rosebank Sunday Market and daily Rosebank Art & Craft Market. Outside the door you'll find busy pedestrianised streets and walkways lined with dining, entertainment and retail options. Sparkling new office buildings and luxurious high-rise apartment blocks are steadily filling the skyline.
Come here for fun weekend markets, African crafts, great high-street shopping, cinemas, local fashion labels, buzzing restaurants and cafes, a wide choice of hotels and guesthouses and an excellent range of art galleries, all within an easily walkable area. There's something for everyone in Rosebank.
Once the humdrum headquarters of a major petrol company on the fringe of Rosebank, Keyes Art Mile, launched late 2016, is now one of the hottest spots in Joburg. The Trumpet building (19 Keyes Avenue) on Rosebank’s western edge, is the first of a number of new buildings planned as part of Keyes Art Mile. While Rosebank has long had an art gallery row along Jan Smuts Avenue leading into Parkwood, it has taken the imaginings of Keyes Art Mile to go beyond the gallery and bring art into the life and streets of the suburb. This art neighbourhood adds another dimension to Joburg’s growing status as an art city.
Part of the slick members club Mesh (launched 2016), Mix cocktail bar stands out from the ever-growing crowd of dedicated mixologist-led cocktail bars in Joburg, for its outstanding and constantly changing seasonal menu and its inimitable sense of style.
This multi-award-winning cosy four-star guesthouse is conveniently located in the quiet suburb of Craighall Park, between Rosebank and Sandton. Ranked first on TripAdvisor (out of almost 300 Joburg guesthouses on the site), Liz at Lancaster is set in
Representing both emerging and established South African, African and international artists, SMAC Gallery is one of South Africa's most renowned contemporary art galleries with locations in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Johannesburg. Their Joburg location
The Design Assemblage
Oxford Manor, 196 Oxford Rd, Illovo
A 'think and do' space for the design community, The Design Assemblage is a colourful, multifunctional space in Illovo that is part design showroom, exhibition space, creative hangout and an events venue. With a focus on commercial, corporate and office
Hidden in the forest at James and Ethel Gray Park in Melrose is the aerial wonderland of Acrobranch. The first Acrobranch park established in South Africa, there are now several other Acrobranch obstacle courses across the country, including in Pretoria,
With a rooftop location on the sixth floor this is the place to retreat for a slice of calm in busy Rosebank. Signature treatments include the Jewel of Africa Massage, 90 minutes focused on complete relaxation, and the Amani Cocoon, a nourishing full bo
David Krut Projects is a top South African fine art print studio and art book publisher. The distinctive Blue House houses an impressive art gallery space, professional fine art framing service and the David Krut bookstore which stocks a unique and hand-
When Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd, who comes from a family of celebrated chefs and restaurateurs, and her actor husband Clayton Boyd first opened Dolci Café in Craighall Park in 2015 it was a small Italian pasticceria (pastry café) where Jackie sold her extrao
For garden retreats in the city’s prettiest suburbs, bed and breakfast or self-catering suites, privacy and personalised service, Johannesburg Guesthouses offers an excellent range of affordable accommodation options in the Rosebank area
Danish-trained ceramist Kim Sacks stocks collectable ceramic pieces, produced through artistic collaborations, in her Moorish-styled gallery conveniently located along Parkwood's Art Gallery Row. Here you'll also find African woven baskets, wood carving
Africa’s first curated members’ club is a super-stylish and exclusive work and play space for budding and established entrepreneurs. Taking up one floor of the Trumpet building along Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank the space is designed for networking and col
With its open kitchen, cool face brick interiors, and splashes of colour recalling Joburg spring jacaranda blooms Onenineone offers contemporary cuisine with stylish flourish. The a la carte menu is seasonal, and dishes are elegantly plated and infuse
Home to freelancers, entrepreneurs, consultants and small businesses, the professional atmosphere and social environment at this flexible co-working office space encourage networking and collaboration. While good coffee, a plug point and a stable wifi co
Perfectly located for exploring Rosebank and the leafy parks neighbourhoods. This is also by far the best location for visiting cricket fans as the hotel is situated just two doors down from the iconic Wanderers Stadium that it is named after.
The luxurious karaoke rooms alone are reason to visit Saigon Suzy, a hip Asian-inspired joint that attracts an energetic crowd. Its location is another as Saigon Suzy is conveniently placed along Jan Smuts Avenue's art strip (a popular spot for First Thu
This friendly art gallery in Parkhurst showcases mainly group exhibitions that feature young and up-and-coming local artists and is also a specialist fine art framers that creates custom-made frames designed to creatively complement the artworks themselv
The Capital Melrose Hotel is a fresh take on business stays, super conveniently located within walking distance of the shopping and lifestyle precinct Melrose Arch. With conferencing facilities that can seat up to 200 people-cinema style and convenient p
Part of The Capital group's ever-expanding collection of smart apartment hotels, The Capital on Bath comes with all the important extras that fans of the brand have grown to love such as the latest kitchen appliances, a fitness centre, a swimming pool wi
Firestation Rosebank, 16 Baker St, Rosebank
Workshop17 is a chic South African co-working brand with three Joburg locations, plus four offices in Cape Town. Workshop17 works on a membership model and once you become a Workshop17 member you can access any of their South African co-working spaces. M