Best Insta-Worthy Spots in Johannesburg

Posted on 9 December 2023 By Nomvelo Masango

Good pictures and the art of exploration go together like salt and pepper. Taking pictures allows you to document your experiences, while also preserving memories and sharing awesome moments with your online community.

While some Johannesburg locals will not be leaving the city this holiday season, that does not mean they cannot get perfect pictures of their holiday.

The City of Gold is alive with many possibilities, and the most aesthetically pleasing Insta shot is one of them.

Here are a few of the city’s most Instagrammable spots.


A visit to Maboneng in downtown Johannesburg is a must for every urban explorer.

The area is filled with plenty of colour and vibrancy.

You can set aside an hour or two, wandering the bustling streets and getting the perfect shots.

Jewel City Street Art

A popular favourite is the vibrant Jewel City, which encapsulates the power of community and a buzzing urban lifestyle. It offers a great balance of bright colours and dark neutrals, serving as the perfect background for your shots.

Keyes Art Mile Precinct, Rosebank

The Keyes Art Mile Precinct in Rosebank is incredibly photogenic. It boasts curated art galleries, design stores and restaurants. The Circa Gallery’s spiral walkway has always been a great spot for capturing interesting light and form.

The interiors of the area’s art galleries also offer aesthetically pleasing shots.

The Rand Club

The Rand Club, Johannesburg

Image: The Rand Club

With over a century of history folded to its heritage, The Rand Club is one of Johannesburg’s grandest institutions

The heritage building presents bold patterned carpets,  dark wood and balcony views over the bustling area of Marshalltown.

Both the interior and exterior of the building are excellent for taking good images.

NIROX Sculpture Park

Image: Sourced

With green lawns that go on for plenty of hectares, the NIROX Sculpture Park is where art and nature collide.

The outdoor park is home to 50 permanent and striking outdoor installations, beautiful trees, lakes and winding pathways.

Make sure your camera  is fully charged, and meander the breathtaking gardens for great shots.  You can also bring a picnic basket with some of your favourite goodies.

Street Art

Street Art provides the perfect, edgy backdrop for pictures. Luckily, Johannesburg is full of colourful street art and graffiti.

A walk across different parts of the city is sure to get you shots with the perfect background.

Ensure that you watch out to cars and passers-by as you try and capture the best shots.

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ALSO READ: The 15 Best Places to Visit in Johannesburg

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