ARTS ON MAIN JOHANNESBURG
Most striking feature:
Having lunch underneath the olive trees. The Maboneng Precinct is an area full of old warehouses turned into restaurants, hotels and even a museum (see this picture on Instagram, the museum is gonna open in a few months). It still has a rough edge to it. That’s also the charm of Jo’burg: it’s not a brochure like city. You really have to dig into it to find the pearls. Like Arts on Main on a Sunday afternoon. There a food and fashion market (rumour has it that the Arts on Main Market existed there before the Neighbourgoods Market, although the latest one gets all the credits), some galleries, pop up shops and a fabulous restaurant called Canteen. You sit outside underneath the olive trees, ordering a sort of Pellegrino you’ve never tasted before and eating a delicious salad. In the background you hear music, see children running around and watch the beautiful people of Jo’burg passing by. Don’t miss this (on Sunday) when you’re visiting Johannesburg.