Try something different in Joburg this January

January 16, 2019, Author: Danita Pilley

It’s a brand-new year! This month we’re turning over a new leaf, we’ve left all our bad decisions and experiences in the past and now, its time to make some new ones.

With January comes mixed emotions, it’s time to head back to work and school, set some new intentions for the year and kick-start a health and fitness routine. But instead of focusing on all that, we’ve decided to dedicate this month to getting out of our comfort zone and trying new things. So, if you’re keen to take on this challenge with us this month, then why not take trip to Jozi and embrace some of the things we’ve got on our to-do-list. Trust us, it’ll be the new experience you’ve been dying for!

To kick off our new year, new experiences challenge we’ve decided to try some unique cultural dining. What better way to step out of your comfort zone then with food. We’ve got Ethiopian and Asian cuisine on our radar at the moment and we just can’t get enough! If you’re feeling a little more adventurous and are keen to kick that toasted cheese to the curb, then we suggest making a beeline for Habesha in Maboneng for some mouth-watering traditional Ethiopian dishes and Love Me So in Melville for an Asian dining experience with a twist. Both these restaurants are situated in ultra-trendy locations so before you leave, be sure to take some time out to stroll around the streets and visit a few of the nearby shops and landmarks.

What would this challenge be without a little adventure right? There’s no better time to tick some of those adrenaline pumping activities off your bucket list than now! How about bungee jumping from the Orlando Towers or skydiving? Or, why not visit Helivate Adventure Flights or The Shooting Range and turn your Call of Duty fantasy into a reality.

Oh, and the fun doesn’t stop there! We’re all about making the most of every second of the day this month and that’s why we’re amping up our nightlife antics, and you should too! Head to Mootee Bar for an intriguing mix of modern culinary and mixology techniques blended with traditional drinking rituals and local ingredients or experience a new pop up concept every 25 days at Blank Bar.

Don’t forget to take some time out to experience some of Jozi’s art and cultural affairs on your trip either. Pop on over to the Keyes Art Mile for the most diverse art and design square mile Johannesburg has to offer. Trust us you won’t regret it!

Here is our list of must-visit spots in Jozi this month:


Habesha is a family owned Ethiopian cuisine restaurant located in the heart of vibrant Maboneng and offers the best Ethiopian cuisine and cultural experience to its local and international customers visiting from all over the world. Enjoy traditional foods in a relaxed and comfortable environment.


Shop no 3, 289 Fox Street, JeppesTown

Love me so

This Asian inspired restaurant is an incredibly popular spot and is located next to Perron on 4th Avenue. This quaint shop is beautifully decorated with wall art and a buzzing atmosphere. From Ramen bowls to sharing plates and Poke Bowls – you will be in heaven.

63a 4th Avenue, Melville
060 717 6728

Helivate Adventure Flights

From Black Ops Missions to bespoke scenic helicopter flights that suit your requirements and budget, Helivate will most likely have an activity for any type of interest. Enjoy the iconic Johannesburg skyline with a flight around the Johannesburg CBD or embark on the ultimate low-level simulated combat flight.

Krugersdorp Aerodrome, 7 Barta Street, Krugersdorp
072 219 3264 

The Shooting Range 

With a state of the art shooting range and live-fire action simulators, the range caters for all levels of shooters from the most experienced sniper to first-timers. Choose from packages like the G.I Package, warrior package or Call of Duty Package depending on your skill set and interests.


111 Sunset Drive, Nooitgedacht
081 237 8792

Mootee Bar

Mootee Bar sports an outside rooftop deck, open-air alley seating and a private lounge and is certainly bending creative boundaries by challenging ones understanding of food and drink culture by serving unique food and creative drinks in a form that is authentic, yet unconventional.

78A, 4th Avenue,  Melville
010 900 1399 

Blank Bar

This casual bar and eatery inspired by mixology is the perfect spot for a Friday evening…or anytime really! Expect engaging demonstrations every 25 days with a new concept and installation. No matter what’s happening at Blank, you can be sure that it will be nothing like you’ve ever experienced before.

31 4th Avenue Corner 4TH Ave and 12th Street Parkhurst
082 566 6877 

Keyes Art Mile 

The corner of Jan Smuts Avenue and Jellicoe Avenue in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank is the start of Keyes Art Mile, one of the city’s trendiest art and design hubs. Currently, there are three main buildings, although more developments are in the pipeline. From the Circa Galleryto Everard Readand the Trumpet building, if you’re looking for the most bang for your buck in terms of artistic  diversity then this is the place for you.


21 Keyes Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg
010 594 5545


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