Welcome to Joburg, the heartbeat of the country!
Feel the sizzling energy, the welcoming vibes, the explosions of creativity, the everything-is-possible business attitude. It’s the economic and cultural centre of South Africa, where things get done and everyone is on the move, from doing business to hitting the city’s nightspots until late. Joburg is a dynamic cosmopolitan city with great places to eat, interesting sites to visit - a “melting pot of culture, race, heritage, nationality, background and tastes. The landscapes reflect its people: so vast and contrasting.
Our apartments are situated between Linden and Cresta Shopping Centre in Darrenwood. A quiet neighbourhood of the northern suburbs - away from the hustle and bustle, but conveniently close to everything you need.
Linden is one of the trendiest up and coming suburbs of Jo'burg, proudly showing off its awarded restaurants, hip bars, boutique shops, cafes, gourmet grocery shops, markets, creative businesses, a public swimming pool, yoga, gym and fitness studios, public library, art gallery, walking tours and so much more. While we can't wait to tell you about our favourite spots and recommendations - you will probably want to try out all these cool spots for yourself.
Cresta Shopping Centre
Just a stone throw away is one of South Africa's biggest shopping centres. This shopping centre offers it all.
Big international brands, proudly South African boutiques, clothing, grocery stores, book and stationary shops, pharmacies, hairdressers, medical rooms, cinemas, restaurants and cafes, theatre, entertainment court, post office, banks and bureau de change, audio/electronic and computer stores, art and antiques, curios & gifts; homeware, cellphone and Photo etc etc.
Sport & Fitness
There are three world class golf courses within 10 -15 min drive from us - and over 40 more in Jo'burg, a great public swimming pool in the neighbourhood, small intimate gyms or big gyms with all facilities, there are plenty of people jogging and cycling in the streets and parks in the area, yoga & pilates studios, crossfit, you can even go roller skating, ice skating or take a 30 min drive to go moutainbiking or hiking in nature or even do a horseback safari ...
There's really no excuse not to stay active and in shape while staying with us. We will point you in the right direction and help you get the exercise you need.
If you're new to Jo'burg you could start exploring on a hop-on-bus tour. Great overview over the city and you are covering most of the must-see attractions in town, like the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, the South African Brewery, Gold Reef City, Zoo Lake, Newtown, Braamfontein, the Mining District, the Carlton Centre and many more.
Of course you can also take a private tour guide showing you around in Joburg, Soweto or at the local markets. There are plenty of art galleries and cool neighbourhoods to explore. You could even just hop in an Uber and go!
It would be too many activities to list here - but we'll tell you all about it if you need advice.
A quick drive out of town and you're in African nature. Mountain-biking trails, horseback safaris, hiking trails and hot-air balloon rides are waiting for you. These are bucket list experiences which you will never forget.
The Cradle of Humankind, an UNESCO World Heritage site, can keep the science and history lover busy for a whole day or two, with its world class museum Maboneng or the Sterkfontein Caves.
You could also visit the Rhino and Lion Park, Lesedi Cultural village, a monkey sanctuary or hop on the cable car overlooking the Hartebeersport Dam. And there are some stunning restaurants out there too - wish we could come with you.
No matter how long you stay in Joburg, you will never manage to do and see all our recommendations. But you can start!